Pall-Ex member A.D.D. Express, of West Yorkshire, has expanded its fleet, warehousing and staff after a record-breaking 2014 with the network.
Directors at the Elland-based haulier witnessed business growth of 20 per cent in 2014, enabling them to invest in a new 30,000 square foot transport facility; converting the firm’s existing, adjacent premises into a fully-racked, 80,000 square foot warehouse.
The recent development at A.D.D. has facilitated the transition to a full 24-hour operation and created four new roles for overnight warehouse operatives, increasing its staff to 45 employees across two sites.
A.D.D. Express managing director, Dave Fairbrother, enthused:
“Pall-Ex membership is key to our success and constitutes approximately 95 per cent of our business. Working in partnership with Pall-Ex’s network of like-minded, quality hauliers has enhanced our operational capabilities and efficiency, by giving us access to the network’s resources throughout the UK and Europe. This is an exciting time to be part of the Pall-Ex community and we are looking ahead to further growth.”
Part of the company’s £1million investment and rapid expansion strategy has involved purchasing five single and double-decked trailers, two of which are equipped with Moffett capability, pushing its fleet total up to 30 vehicles.
Dave added: “We are delighted to be able to create new jobs, boosting the economy both locally and nationally. The new storage facility is already reaching full capacity, leading the management team to review the possibility of further strategic storage acquisitions, in line with our long term vision.”
A.D.D. has been a Pall-Ex member since the network’s inception in 1996.
Kevin Buchanan, Pall-Ex Group’s new managing director, added: “Since taking up the reins in November, I’ve been delighted with the passion and drive among our members. Our focus upon quality, high standards, and cost-effective services delivers numerous benefits to all our customers and stakeholders, leading to achievements such as those at A.D.D. Express.
“Congratulations must go to the A.D.D. team and the whole of the Pall-Ex network, which has been integral to this latest success story.”