In today’s economic climate, businesses have to scrutinise every aspect of their supply chain to create efficiencies, especially when getting their goods to market.

Cost-effectiveness and flexibility are key – qualities which palletised distribution specialist Palletline delivers in quantity.

Palletline provides a vital service for food and drink businesses across the UK and Ireland, supporting smaller firms in particular with delivering ambient food, bottled products, packaging and other business critical items to customers nationwide. With flexible load sizes, market leading technology and local knowledge, Palletline’s customers also benefit from superior levels of customer service service.

Once such business is St Peter’s Brewery Company. Based in the heart of Suffolk, the brewer uses water from its own deep bore hole, together with locally malted barley and Kentish hops to produce classic English cask-conditioned ales as well as a range of bottled beers. Transporting these products safely and reliably from the heart of the Suffolk countryside across the UK requires a very special distribution partner.

Entrusted with this vital role is Eye-based Anglia Freight Ltd, a member of the Palletline network, which has been working with the company for well over a decade, moving these precious liquids – initially in bottles but now increasingly in casks to meet the growing demand for speciality beers.

With the majority of consignments destined for regional distribution centres, flexibility is the key to a successful service. Deliveries via the Palletline palletised distribution network enable the brewery to comply with varied time slots and delivery specifications in line with the requirements of customers throughout the UK.

“We enjoy an excellent service through Anglia Freight and Palletline – that’s why we’ve been partners for so long,” confirmed Colin Cordy, Managing Director for St Peter’s Brewery Company. “Key benefits of the service to our organisation include speed and efficiency and limited damages as well as some pretty sophisticated technology in terms of online booking and POD retrieval which matches our own requirements.”

Customers UK-wide rely on Palletline’s stringent quality control to give them peace of mind – perhaps none more so than Country Fresh Eggs. The Newport-based producer supplies both locally and to selected national retailers including Tesco and Wm. Morrison.

It appears an insurmountable challenge – transporting fragile eggs through a pallet network whilst maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction and minimal damages. However, Palletline has been achieving just this for Country Fresh Eggs for more than seven years.

Palletline Member Company Alan R Jones & Sons Ltd, who covers the Newport area for Palletline, began working with Country Fresh Eggs back in 2005, and has been successfully transporting the fragile foodstuffs ever since.

Country Fresh Eggs profess themselves very satisfied with the reliability and quality of the Palletline deliveries. “Alan R Jones & Sons Ltd and Palletline continue to provide us with an excellent, cost- effective solution for our more distant RDC deliveries,” confirmed Jenny Spearing, commenting for the company.

2012 has brought widespread industry acclaim to Palletline, following its attainment of ‘Network of the Year’ in the prestigious Motor Transport Awards. The awards shortlist was comprised solely of palletised distribution networks this year, making the win particularly significant for Palletline and a confirmation of its long held status as the industry’s most highly regarded network.

Kevin Buchanan, Managing Director of Palletline, said: “We’re enjoying a great year. As well as achieving widespread recognition as the UK’s premier palletised distribution company, we’ve attracted some fantastic new members to the network and are really starting to see the rewards of our hard work and commitment to our customers.”

Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Palletline revolutionised the market with its pioneering distribution model, delivering significant operational and environmental efficiencies, and reducing the cost of transporting smaller palletised shipments long distances. Today, the network remains at the forefront of industry innovation with its cutting edge technology and continual focus on customer service.