Booming logistics business at Birmingham haulage firm
The growing number of deliveries to residential addresses has led to a business boom at a logistics company in Birmingham.
Bosses at International Forwarding Limited (IFL) in Coleshill has seen significant growth within its warehousing operations, with pallet volumes increasing significantly over the past 18 months – a trend that is reflected across the Palletways group, of which International Forwarding Limited is a member.
They say the continued disruption of supply chains due to COVID-19 and consumers stockpiling goods has led to the surge in business.
Rob Pike, Managing Director at International Forwarding Limited, said: “Brexit has brought many challenges to our business, so we have invested in our workforce to better manage new customs entries and systems. However, our investment extends to other parts of the business. With the introduction of new Clean Air Zones across the country, we have invested thousands of pounds in new and improved vehicles that will help reduce our carbon footprint. We will use these in our UK pallet distribution business, which is on the rise due to the increasing number of pallet deliveries to residential addresses as consumers continue to work remotely post-pandemic.
International Forwarding Limited joined the Palletways network in 2002. Rob continues: “Being part of Europe’s largest network, which is well respected in the industry, has helped us secure many high volume accounts. We pride ourselves on offering our new and existing customers an increased range of UK and pan-European services, which sets us apart from the competition.
“I am confident that our business will continue to operate at this level for the foreseeable future. Indeed, in a few months, we will focus on Christmas volumes, when we expect pallet deliveries to intensify. »
International Forwarding Limited is one of over 120 independent carriers that are part of the Palletways UK network. They benefit from shared expertise and resources across the group to deliver palletized freight shipments to market faster and more cost-effectively than ever before. The Palletways Group, renowned for its industry-leading IT developments and operational systems, comprises more than 450 depots and 20 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services in 24 European countries, including including the UK.