Truck and Track Spring 2023 Spring 2023 Truck and Track 41 PALLET NETWORKS Palletline welcomes Lockwood Group to the network East Midlands-based Lockwood Group has joined the Palletline network after nearly ten years with a rival network. The family business will be working with Palletline from its Derbyshire site to provide network distribution services alongside its range of haulage, contract packing and warehousing solutions. Established in 1965, Lockwood’s early history lies in the production and delivery of frozen foods. With refrigerated vehicles still a relatively new invention at the time, deliveries were only scheduled for the colder winter months, but the owners quickly seized the opportunity to utilise its fleet all year round and expanded its services to suit a range of customers and their products. As time progressed, the company branched out into other areas, delivering wide ranging products for a range of customers and keeping the vehicles on the road all year round. Today Lockwood has over 600,000 sq ft of warehousing across seven sites, employs a 200-strong workforce and operates 86 vehicles with 219 trailers. Last year, the business celebrated eight consecutive years of BRC accreditation at the highest grade: AA*. Keith Allsop, Lockwood’s Transport & Warehouse Director said: “My team and I are excited to be joining forces with Palletline which will enable us to reduce our final leg delivery area in DE postcodes. “A highly respected member-owned network with a 30-year heritage, the company has a reputation for innovation and for going the extra mile to meet customer needs. Their values are very much aligned with our own and we look forward to being a fully-fledged member of the network as we start a new chapter in our own journey.” Glenn Baker, Network and Operations Director of Palletline, said: “We are delighted to welcome Lockwood Group on board with Palletline. The company is highly regarded and respected across the industry, not least across our membership. “The Lockwood team are forward thinking with a focus on quality services and excellent customer service, and we are excited to be working with them for the mutual benefit of the network and the company alike.” United Pallet Network is pleased to announce the commencement of a new member partnership with Fredrick R. Miller Ltd who recently joined the leading UK Pallet Network. Based in Godalming, Surrey with a history dating back to 1968, Frederick R Miller are a family-owned business with a strong reputation for quality and service and cost effective logistics solutions. “We actively nurture open honest relationships with both suppliers and clients,” said Frederick R. Miller, General Manager, Michael Brown. “We place a real emphasis upon customer service, supporting our clients’ businesses by understanding their needs and aspirations so that, together, we consistently delight the end user with the quality of service that they receive. We’re excited to be joining UPN and working together.” Frederick R. Miller Ltd have over 15 years’ experience in palletised freight distribution, and also provide a comprehensive range of services for urgent freight all tracked and visible to clients via advanced IT systems. The company also provides extensive storage facilities and has the capability to move full and part loads across the UK and Ireland. Frederick R. Miller are handling several GU postcodes on behalf of UPN. “Frederick R. Miller are an important addition to our network in an important area for us,” commented UPN Managing Director, David Brown. “We have excellent business opportunities in Surrey and it’s important that we have a member in the area with a reputation for reliability and service. Frederick R. Miller are going to be a real asset to our network.” United Pallet Network announce new partnership with Frederick R. Miller Ltd