Fortec Distribution Network has invested heavily in its Northamptonshire hub to improve efficiency and capacity.
The company has invested £250,000 in a new fleet of 36 forklift trucks from Still, while an additional £180,000 has been spent on upgrading the roof of its 210,000 sq ft warehouse.
The state-of-the-art RX70 LPG forklifts will enable its warehouse team to load and unload more quickly, ensuring a better service for Fortec pallet network members and customers.
Safety was paramount in the choice of forklift truck, with the RX70 LPG delivering excellent all-round visibility alongside its high performance.
The roof upgrade, which is currently being installed, is designed to provide additional visibility through the use of skylights.
Kevin Buchanan, Pall-Ex Group CEO, comments: “This is a significant investment that has provided the operations team with more reliable kit, ensuring quicker turnarounds and an all-round better service from the central hub.
“The Still RX70 LPG is the best in class for the industry and benefits from state-of-the-art technology, a spacious driver’s cab, lateral battery change programmable drive and hydraulic performance, while complying with Euro V emission standard regulations.
“We have replaced the previous fleet and increased it, enabling us to improve handling within the hub and reduce waiting times for our members.
“The addition of the new roof will vastly improve the warehouse environment and provide the right setting to support our ambitious growth plans.
“Since acquiring the business, Pall-Ex Group has invested in all areas of the network to ensure Fortec is operating to the same standard as Pall-Ex and to position it as best in class among the pallet networks.”
To join the Fortec pallet network visit fortec-distribution.com/become-a-member.
Fortec Distribution based in Northampton is one of the UK’s leading palletised freight distribution networks, based in Northampton. A wholly owned subsidiary of Pall-Ex Group, it forms the largest overall collection of members within the UK.
Fortec distributes thousands of consignments every day, from a range of industries around the UK and utilising the Pall-Ex Connect service also distributes throughout the globe.