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Farrall’s invests £3.5m in new Deeside warehousing facility

The warehouse is expected to become operational in Janaury, and adds to the firms existing 80,000 sq ft distribution centre at the site.

Farrall’s will also be re-locating its PalletForce depot from Ashton to the new Deeside warehouse. The move is expected to save two hours a day for each of the vehicles dedicated to PalletForce operations and adds over 10,000 sq ft of covered space and 20,000 sq ft of yard space.

Mike Farrall says: “The new Deeside warehouse is a major investment for Farrall’s Transport. Moving our PalletForce depot from Ashton to Deeside places us much closer to our customer base, which allows us to offer a greatly enhanced service, with later cut-off times for collection and earlier delivery times.”

The Deeside warehouse is connected to the national motorway network via the M56 and M6, and us approximately 30 minutes from Liverpool Docks and the new Liverpool SuperPort, due to open in 2015.

“Port centric logistics has started to gather pace as a supply chain strategy and a growing number of retailers and manufacturers are now looking to store goods and undertake logistics activities close to the port of entry,” added Farrall. “Being within half an hour’s run of Liverpool’s new SuperPort places Farrall’s in a strong position to tap into this developing market when the port opens in 2015.”

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ePOD launch

Check out our article in the Logistics Manager on the launch of our new ePOD system! Great review of how our ePOD system allows us to update our customers instantly and improve communication in our traffic department.

Farrall launches ePOD system for UK deliveries

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Palletforce showcased on new and exciting transport channel

Palletforce showcased on new and exciting transport channel, Transport News. Palletforce is featured in the ITN/CILT news production that has just been broadcast. As an industry leading company Palletforce was selected to launch the ITN/CILT channel.

Michael Conroy, Palletforce Chief Executive, said: “This is a great platform to highlight Palletforce’s phenomenal success to the industry and demonstrate how we are leading the way in the future of logistics.”

The film, which was put together in collaboration with the CILT, was launched at the CILT conference held on the 13th June 2013.

It highlights how Palletforce and its members are using technology to lead the way in quality, excellence and innovation.

Palletforce is a proud to highlight our successful Motor Transport award-nominated academy in the film.

View the film here.

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Barrow Bikers Charity Cycle

Farrall’s driver Tony Rowland is burning some rubber to raise money for Cancer Research UK by cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Along with three others from Barrow, Tony will be cycling 1529km, the length of the Great Britain, covering 120-140km per day without a rest day. The ride will commence on 26th May 2013 and the team hope to finish on the 7th June 2013.

If you could please help Tony reach his raise as much as possible it would be greatly appreciate. To donate, please click on this link and follow the on screen instructions.

You can find out more information about the Barrow Bikers at their website.

Thanks for your support.