With discrete contracts and long-standing customers, news from Jack Richards & Son can seem a little slow by comparison with some of the ‘noisier’ companies in our industry. Traditionally, we don’t like to shout about our own achievements, preferring to keep our successes between ourselves and the customers who inspire us to achieve them. However, recent points of note are shown below for the sake of general information:

Jack Richards & Son wins major pallet distribution contract

National transport and logistics business, Jack Richards & Son, is celebrating a major contract win for its special palletised load service. As part of the european-wide Palletways operation, Jack Richards operates this side of its services from a dedicated hub at its Fakenham head-quarters base.

The contract has been awarded by Big K Products UK Ltd, which has been importing charcoal products into theUKfrom global sources for the past 40 years, selling both summer and winter fuels along with a range of outdoor living products. Originally importing just pre-packed products to supply the restaurant market in the early 1970s, Big K expanded into the home barbecue market as its business grew.

Martin Zuill, Big K transport operations manager said: “We’ve been working with Jack Richards for three years now and they’ve more than proved their logistics capability.

“So much so, that we’ve decided to award them the contract to distribute all of our palletised products throughout theUK.”

Dominic Purslow, depot principal of Jack Richards pallet services, said: “We’re delighted to be handling the pallet distribution work for Big K products and are looking forward to seeing our 5,000th consignment from them later this year.

“It’s great to be working with a professional and like-minded local company.”

Jack Richards & Son was a founder member of the Palletways UK network, all of whose members are independent transport companies. Closely linked through the state-of-the-art track and trace technologies, the combined operations allow efficient, cost-effective pooling of resources to distribute palletised goods across theUKor mainlandEuropeon a series of guaranteed 24 -72 hour services. As Dominic Purslow explained: “It doesn’t matter if you’re a private individual with an awkward item to send across country, or a regular commercial exporter with several pallet loads a day to the continent, we can handle it. It doesn’t even matter if you only have a load for a quarter size pallet, or even have no pallet to put it on, we can take care of everything in a seamless and stress-free way.”

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