New Depot Announcement
We are pleased to announce the opening of our new office in the Northeast of England – UKI Express Transport Ltd, The Willows, Eden Hub, Wynyard Business Park, Billingham, Tees Valley, TS22 5TA.
Since its inauguration in 2005 UKI Express Transport Ltd has grown considerably with over 300,000 sq. ft of modern warehousing space, with a transport network of both customers and suppliers throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.
When we were handed the opportunity to recruit two people with over 30 years of experience in logistics, we were more than happy to invest our time and money into what is sure to be a huge success. Therefore, I would like to welcome both Lyndsay Scarre and Lauren Campbell to the UKI family. They are both committed to offering expert service at sensible prices to existing and new clients. If you are currently working within the logistics or freight forwarding sector and believe you have what it takes to open your own office in the United Kingdom or Europe, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We have the knowledge, systems, and support structure to help you reach your true potential. Before you know it, you could be running a team of your own, sharing in the profits you help to create.
Pallet Track Network welcomes UKI Express Transport Ltd
Lancashire-based logistics experts join
Wolverhampton-based network in July.
An internationally-accredited haulage
business with expertise ranging from
storing food to moving heavy industrial
equipment has become the latest member
of the Pallet-Track network.
UKI Express Transport Ltd, which is
based in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, joins
the Wolverhampton-based business from
UKI was previously a major third-party
inputter into all of the UK’s pallet
networks and the move marks the
16-year-old business’s first foray into
The rapidly-expanding business has
grown its warehouse capacity from
45,000 to 300,000 sq. ft in just five years
and has been operating at full capacity
during the pandemic, also opening new
facilities in Teesside in May.
Its BRC AA-accredited facilities housed food for supermarkets as they dealt with panic-buying, as well as storing sanitised equipment for the NHS. During this time, it moved more than 12,000 pallets for storage in an eight-week period.
It has made the move to join Pallet-Track as it looks to guarantee and maintain high service levels in a post-Brexit Britain still coming to terms with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The arrangement will see UKI service part of the WA postcode area.
“We have worked with every single pallet network over the years as a third-party inputter, but we always said that if got the opportunity to work with one, it would always be Pallet-Track,” said managing director Peter Gummerson.
“Pallet-Track shares a lot of our business values – it prides itself on zero errors and never losing consignments.
“As far as I am concerned, it is the best in the industry when it comes to service levels and its support systems for shareholder members are robust and well managed. It is also very competitively priced.”
UKI holds FORS accreditation and also specialises in the movement of heavy industrial equipment for the plant hire sector – from lighting towers to 18-tonne diesel generators.
UKI Express Transport commercial director Geoff Birch said the business’s diverse offering and ‘can-do’ approach made it an attractive proposition to customers and Pallet-Track.
“Not many businesses can offer the different services that we can provide – from industrial plant hire work to the storage and distribution of Liverpool football shirts and memorabilia – there are never two customers or days the same,” he said.
Pallet-Track CEO Caroline Green said: “It’s part of our mission to be the best network and receiving positive feedback from existing and new members is always the biggest endorsement of what we are trying to achieve.
“Businesses like UKI Express are putting their trust, and that of their hard-won customers, in our network, which is why we are so passionate about being the best.”