The international couriers operate from a 30,000 sq ft warehouse and has a fleet of over 1,300 vehicles. Pallet distribution remains the company’s primary service offer at the Brackley warehouse and, with a £40m turnover, its substantial client base is made up of large e-commerce businesses.
As online ordering soars, general manager, James Hadley says they have already restructured and adapted, and have big ambitions to expand across the UK. “We had many reasons for joining Fortec, and with COVID changing buying habits, we were keen to push ahead with the move,” said James.
“The profile and demographics of e-commerce has shifted, and over 50% of our deliveries now are to private homes – pre-COVID it was around 25%. We’re already operating more efficiently as a result of our restructure, but if we are to meet our business objectives to open more service centres UK-wide, we need to drive more volume, achieve a better balance from our freights, and have the ability to deliver bigger pallets. Joining Fortec will allow us to achieve these business goals.”
James was also attracted to Fortec Distribution Network because of the shareholder opportunities now available through the wider Pall-Ex Group. He added: “We are keen to work together with likeminded haulage companies who, like us, place high quality pallet distribution at the top of their service offer and want to influence the overall running of the network. Becoming a shareholder in a leading pallet network will play a key part in our business success.”
Adrian Bradley, Manager Director of Fortec Distribution Network said: “We are delighted to welcome NGC Logistics into our network. Their whole ethos and focus on efficient, high quality pallet distribution matches everything that Fortec is about, and we can’t wait to support them in their ambitious plans to expand and thrive.”