Two industry leaders target ambitious growth plans by working together
Pall-Ex has moved its partnership with Staples Solutions (Staples) into the fast lane after securing a major new contract with Graham The Plumbers’ Merchants. The contracts see the provision of full warehousing, fulfilment and distribution services for the Saint-Gobain-owned merchant, operating from Staples’ 46,450 m2 warehouse in Rockingham.
Freight will be transported by Pall-Ex, which has created a new groupage service for the contract along with two new jobs.
It currently transports over 100,000 pallets for Staples annually, orders worth around £0.5 billion in total.
The new contract is the result of providing Saint-Gobain firm Jewson with a high-quality service over the last 18 months and is being marked with the launch of Pall-Ex and Staples new joint livery.
Over the last 18 months, Pall-Ex has worked closely with Staples to develop a full-service offering. The newly created full-load & part load service, the capabilities of the network and the addition of two new Pall-Ex staff, who are based at the Staples site, will ensure Pall-Ex exceed the expectations of Grahams and Saint-Gobain.
The launch of a striking new joint livery underlines this partnership and demonstrates how two industry leaders can achieve major contract wins and ambitious growth plans by working together.
Pall-Ex’s ability to exceed Staple’s strict On Time In Full (OTIF) delivery rates has helped to secure this new contract and their commitment to integrating and streamlining IT systems paves the way for additional contracts of this scale.
Staples is now a full solutions provider to UK businesses, with 50.0% of sales coming from non-core office products, including technology, workwear, janitorial supplies, washroom, breakroom and products bespoke to customer needs.