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FREIGHT BUSINESS JOURNAL ISSUE 3 2013 EUROPE’S BEST MULTIMODAL NEWSPAPER


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Palletforce makes its entry into the Continent...


UK pallet operator Palletforce has unveiled its European growth strategy with its decision to join the Allnet alliance of networks. By becoming part of Allnet (Alliance of


Networks), Palletforce joins Palet System in France, One Express in Italy and Online Systemlogistik in Germany, creating a four- country network overnight. Last year Allnet distributed 9 million


pallets. Palletforce as its new UK partner, brings 18 central hubs and 314 delivery centres covering 32 countries. Allnet as a whole operates 17,000 vehicles, and has 28,000 employees. According to Palletforce chief executive, Michael Conroy,


Allnet is


unique in that it is made up of quality networks with strong links between each national domestic system, guaranteeing seamless distribution throughout Europe.


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“Our Allnet partners are all industry leaders within their own countries and by aligning ourselves with networks with the same ethos of consistent high quality service we are fulfilling our European


growth strategy.” The move follows the launch of


Palletforce’s first direct Italy service late last year aſter becoming partners with Allnet member, One Express.


...as Hazchem goes into Europe


The Hazchem Network, the UK’s only dedicated pallet network for hazardous chemical distribution has recruited two new members - P&O Ferrymasters and Redhead International. Together with existing Hazchem


member Dachser of Germany, the three countries have bid for various European territories and will help Hazchem to extend its UK single and multiple pallet services to 24 countries. Hazchem managing director Ali


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Karim says: “Despite the economic climate, our research flagged the need to offer international capability by linking with industry leaders. Our partners are renowned for freight solutions that meet the highest safety and quality standards – and they already serve customers requiring cross-border pallet delivery of speciality chemicals. They fit perfectly with our plans and we are delighted they have come on board.” Hazchem handles more than 1,000


pallets and parcels per night from a 56,000 square foot purpose-designed hub in Rugby. Next day nationwide delivery is hauliers


– all with the


European Agreement on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR). The European launch adds Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic,


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