Burton upon Trent-based Palletforce, an international leader in express palletised freight distribution, is set to further connect trade for its members after joining forces with five of its sister logistics companies to work under a new brand called EV Cargo.
Created by specialist investor EmergeVest, and with £850 million of revenue, EV Cargo is the largest privately-owned logistics business in the UK, providing mission-critical supply chain services to a portfolio of leading brands.
EV Cargo is one of the UK’s largest providers of transport, logistics and freight forwarding services and logistics technology – created by consolidation of Adjuno, Allport Cargo Services, CM Downton, Jigsaw, NFT and Palletforce into a corporate structure under a new single brand.
Individually, the six companies are acknowledged experts in their respective fields with deep logistics heritage, strong recognition and market goodwill. Each will retain its own identity and continue to manage supply chains for the world’s leading brands.
EV Cargo includes four main operating segments: Express, Global Forwarding, Logistics and Technology and will bring together the best people, processes, technology and networks.
This move will allow Palletforce to further connect trade for its members and their customers by enhancing its range of quality services and fuelling expansion. The firm continues to create capacity to enable future growth with its state-of-the-art SuperHub in Burton while its industry-leading technology and Alliance system provides the best possible tracking of freight through the network.
It’s also the only UK distribution network with patented technology to offer weighing, scanning and imaging of every single pallet it handles.
A key benefit of the increased scale of EV Cargo will be new opportunities for employees with enhanced career development paths across the group.
Michael Conroy, Palletforce chief executive, said: “Palletforce has continually invested in its infrastructure and services, connecting trade and generating the capacity and opportunities to enable growth across our membership. Now our members have access to an enhanced range of services, all seamlessly consolidated under one brand, providing them with exciting and unique growth opportunities and a conclusive customer proposition.”
Heath Zarin, EV Cargo chief executive, said: “We are excited to announce the creation of EV Cargo, bringing together our UK logistics and technology platform into a unified £850 million corporate structure. EV Cargo will continue our existing strategy of delivering mission-critical supply chain services powered by people, technology, innovation and sustainability. By working closer together and creating additional capabilities, we will provide new and existing customers with access to a wider range of leading-edge integrated solutions.”
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