Pallet-Track has announced its existing Shareholder Member, TST Group, is extending the partnership to support Pallet-Track’s Northern Irish operation.
Family-run TST Group, the transport and logistics specialist based in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, has been a shareholder of Pallet-Track since 2017 and manages an average of 500 pallets per day for the UK distribution network via its Birmingham operation.
This new move will boost the number of pallets TST Group handles per day for Pallet-Track, from 500 to 800 pallets, whilst also improving efficiency and service for Pallet-Track customers shipping goods across the Irish Sea.
Liam Reid, CEO of TST spoke highly of the partnership when he said:
"Our partnership with Pallet-Track represents a pivotal development for TST Group and Pallet-Track.
“With this partnership, TST Group will now further provide palletised freight collection and final mile delivery services to service both UK and Northern Ireland.
“We look forward to this winning collaboration.”
Stuart Godman, CEO of Pallet-Track, said:
“This is a strategic move to increase Pallet-Track’s presence in Northern Ireland while ensuring we maintain our high levels of customer service.
“TST Group is a highly regarded Shareholder Member of our network with impressive service levels and the natural choice to support Pallet-Track with our growth in the region.
“We look forward to growing our operation alongside TST Group in Northern Ireland.”
Separately, Pallet-Track has announced a new network member.
Worsley-based JSP Hauliers is investing over £200,000 in new vehicles and creating up to five new jobs because of this partnership.
The firm anticipates moving circa 100 pallets per day by servicing the WN postcode area, on behalf of the network.
The haulier’s existing fleet of 22 vehicles will be boosted by an additional two 18 tonne trucks, two double decker trailers and one curtain sided Luton van.
JSP Hauliers’ entire fleet is fuelled by Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) – a renewable diesel that provides up to 90 per cent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than conventional diesel.
Steven Singh, Managing Director at JSP Hauliers, said:
“Joining a pallet network is part of our growth strategy. We have built our local customer base and expanded successfully as a business, but we felt that pallet distribution, via a network, was the missing link.
“For JSP Hauliers, one of the biggest benefits of joining Pallet-Track is the close proximity of the Northern Hub, which is just down the road from us in Ashton-in-Makerfield.
“Delivering our freight there instead of the Midlands, where most pallet networks are based, will improve efficiency for us and save a lot of time and money.
“In terms of technology, we’ve always been able to offer our customers tracking on their freight, but the traffic management system and IT investments from Pallet-Track will bring additional benefits to our business and our customers.”
Stuart Godman, CEO at Pallet-Track, said:
“The strength of our Network relies on the quality of our Shareholder Members and having JSP Hauliers on board is a real win for Pallet-Track.
“The team are highly focused and committed to exceptional customer service, which has enabled them to build a successful company that is recognised and well-respected locally.
“JSP Hauliers’ addition to Pallet-Track will enable us to improve efficiencies in the Northwest and prepare us for future growth in the region.
“I am extremely impressed with the approach to decarbonisation as this is close to our heart at Pallet-Track.”
JSP Hauliers was founded in 2010 by Jarnial Singh, supported by sons Steven and Daniel Singh, and currently employs 35 staff.
Under the JSP Group, the company has expanded and diversified to include vehicle maintenance, servicing, repairs, as well as skip hire.
The company has used its resources to support the aid drive for Ukraine, helping to deliver donations to Poland for those impacted by the war.