Logistics specialist pioneers northern hub

A partnership between a leading haulage and logistics business and a pallet distribution network has created a new northern hub which will put Lancashire firmly on the map for national palletised distribution.

As a result, the fast growing haulage and logistics business has already created nine new jobs, including three managerial roles, putting it well on track to achieve its goal of creating at least 20 new jobs this year.

The hub will initially take around 1,000 pallets a night, which both originate in and are destined for delivery in the north. TPN’s central hub in Sutton Coldfield currently handles 13,000 pallets a night.

“This hub will keep freight in the region which is more cost effective for TPN, provides great scope for more inter-regional growth and cuts the carbon footprint. It’s also another way we’re putting Lancashire on the map and we anticipate that it will only increase the demand for haulage and transportation in the region as more and more organisations begin to use the hub.”

Founded by Peter and his brother Stephen in 1997, the company serves customers in a variety of sectors including health care, motor industry, education, manufacturing, retail, and food and drink. Across its three sites at Chorley, Walton Summit and Leyland, FDC is able to offer more than 552,000 sq ft of storage, self-contained office space, workshops and warehouses in all from its strategic locations near the M6, M65 and M61.

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