Pall-Ex awarded contract with Staples

UK pallet networks have announced that they will be joining forces to offer the government a collaborative supply chain service for critical supplies.

Pall-Ex is set to transport over 80,000 pallets a year for Staples Solutions (Staples) following a new partnership with the workplace services and consumables company.

The Rockingham-based firm will use Pall-Ex’s UK-wide distribution network during the three-year contract, assisting with Staples deliveries into UK merchants.

In order to accommodate the distribution, Pall-Ex has reconfigured a number of its double decker trailers into triple decker trailers, enabling it to better support Staples’ high-volume requirements, which include stationery, office supplies, printed materials and business consumables.

Staples is now a full solutions provider to UK businesses, with 50% of sales coming from non-core office products, including work ware, janitorial supplies, wash room, boardroom and bespoke customer products.

Mark Steel, director of sales and marketing at Pall-Ex, commented: “Staples’ service level requirements and service expectations are extremely high, so we are delighted that they have chosen to work with Pall-Ex and benefit from the capabilities of our network.”

Kevin Lewis, supply chain director at Staples, added: “Pall-Ex will give us the operating scale and quality that Staples requires, whilst still remaining flexible and agile enough to provide us with the focus and tailored response we need to meet and exceed our customers’ needs. The benefits to Staples will be significant, due to Pall-Ex’s wide geographic reach, which will enable us to provide our customers with the shortest possible lead times and provide more local supply for our end customers.”

Source: Pall-Ex