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Palletforce acquires UK Freight Masters

LBR Staff Writer Published 21 March 2016

Express palletised distribution services provider Palletforce has acquired the UK Freight Masters business to expand its services in London.

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Based in Belvedere, South-East London, UK Freight Masters provides transport, warehouse and distribution services to its customers.

UK Freight Masters founder David Bland said "I've seen many changes in the logistics industry after running a successful business for 25 years, but now it's time for me to stand down."

The deal enables Palletforce to own and operate transport and distribution centre, which includes around 30 multi-use vehicles.

It will also allow the company to strenghten its position across the capital and provide the platform to secure the provision of its express service within a rapidly increasing complex region.

Palletforce CEO Michael Conroy said: "UK Freight Masters has been an important Palletforce member for 11 years, focused on quality and consistently delivering the high levels of service demanded from our members."

As part of the deal, the staff of UK Freight Masters will join Palletforce to continue in support the business.

In October 2015, EmergeVest acquired Palletforce, for around £30m. The deal resulted in the creation of international commercial opportunities for Palletforce, as EmergeVest holds logistics interests in the UK and China.


Image: UK Freight Masters provides transport, warehouse and distribution services. Photo: courtesy of Palletforce.