Forward trucking services commit to further 10 -year contract with palletways


Palletways – Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network and part of the Imperial Group – has secured a ten-year contract renewal with FTS Logistics (part of the FTS Group).

The St Albans-based haulier has been a member of the network since 2010 and is aiming to extend its coverage and customer-base through Palletways’ extensive European-wide network over the next decade.

Peter Samuel, commercial manager at FTS said: “We are very pleased to extend our relationship with Palletways. Our pallet business has grown massively since 2010, so much so that it now has its own division within the company. The Palletways’ offering has no doubt helped us to secure business over the years, with fully integrated European network and a second to none IT system. We look forward to developing further together and offering the best pallet service in the UK”

Craig Chapman, regional general manager at Palletways UK added: “We are very happy to have extended FTS’s contract for another decade. FTS is a well-established and respected family business that delivers an exceptionally high-quality service. As part of the global Imperial business, Palletways’ scale across Europe and sector-leading technology will ensure that FTS continues to provide this level of services for their customers for years to come. It is only through valued members like FTS that we can continue to increase our coverage and reach and subsequently support Imperial’s wider growth strategy.”

FTS was founded in 1968 and boasts a fleet of more than 100 vehicles including 7.5 and 18 tonne trucks, as well as over 70,000 square ft of warehouse storage. The company specialises in same day and next day, one off single-load solutions, contract logistics, scheduled deliveries and events logistics.

FTS are one of over 115 independent transport providers that are part of the Palletways UK network. They benefit from shared expertise and resources from within the group to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before. Imperial’s Palletways Group, famed for its industry-leading IT developments and operational systems, comprises 4500+ depots and 23 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 24 European countries, including the UK.