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Logistics Firm invests 1.6 Million in the local economy

June 12, 2017

Inside Browns Distribution Warehouse

Browns Distribution has created 13 new jobs with its new warehouse facility   

The company has now opened its new warehouse facility at its Tunstall head office. The investment now allows the firm to expand its current premises by 10% and recruit the new workers.

Standing at 30,000 Sqf, the new warehouse has allowed for an extra 6,636 pallet lockers and a state-of-the-art dock leveller, allowing for easy truck access and pallet stacking. With the new warehouse, Browns have also modernised their technology, enabling them to process client’s orders quicker and more efficiently.

Since expanding the warehouse, the firm has created 13 and that isn’t the only major expansion for Browns.  Within the foreseeable future, the firm will be taking delivery of four new Topline Scania trucks and six Supper Qube Deker trailers.

Browns Distribution Managing Director, David Brown Jnr. said: “ We’re very proud of our expansion over the past few years and this new warehouse helps demonstrate our commitment to the local area and our employees.”

“We’re very proud to be based in Stoke-on-Trent and I’m personally committed to helping economic growth and employment in the local area. Thanks to our new warehouse and trucks, we’re able to help grow our business and offer practical haulage solutions to current and future clients. ”

Browns Distribution have been providing haulage and logistic services to businesses for over fifty years and is a well respected and experienced haulier, with the ability to handle all freight requirements, however demanding, throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe.

For further press information, please contact Daniel Griffiths on 07393 988 966, or daniel.griffiths@brownsgroup.co.uk

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We’re Pleased to be Recognised for Going beyond Distribution

May 27, 2016

Browns Distribution are proud to announce that we’ve been shortlisted as finalists in both the Haulier of the Year and the Customer Care categories by the prestigious Motor Transport Awards. As many of our clients will be aware, customer service, efficiency and quality rest at the centre of our business, so we’re deeply indebted to each member of our invaluable team for helping us build towards these esteemed accreditations.

Browns was set up over 60 years ago with the view to helping local businesses expand their trading networks through affordable logistics. Today, we operate at the forefront of distribution and transport, offering a range of freight, storage and tracked services to brands across the Staffordshire & Cheshire regions, whilst taking care to preserve our inherent focus on close professional relationships. Helmed by our MD David Brown Jnr., the third generation of the Browns family to lead our company – who was recently recognised as The Sentinel’s Young Business Person of the Year – Browns look forward to continuing to deliver on our remit of “Moving Distribution Forward”, and ensuring we remain at the cutting edge of the logistics sector.

We at Browns Distribution specialise in providing logistics, transport and storage to growing and established companies in our local area, and constantly look to improve our service through the integration of new technologies and IT. To benefit from our decades of industry experience and infallible commitment to customer satisfaction, get in touch with our team online or by calling 01782 525 300 today.

Motor Transport Awards 2016 - Customer Care FinalistMotor Transport Awards 2016 - Haulier of Year finalist

Browns | Going Beyond Distribution

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PALLETLINE WEIGHS UP SAFETY ISSUE WITH LIFT ASSIST

September 29, 2015

Palletline Lift assist brochure

September 2015

PALLETLINE WEIGHS UP SAFETY ISSUE WITH LIFT ASSIST

Palletline has become the first pallet network to introduce a lower weight restriction for standard tail lift deliveries from October 1.

 

The new tail lift weight restriction that Palletline will be enforcing across its network – as voted for by its members – will be 750kg or under, compared to current industry limits of 1000 kg in order to protect drivers and customers from injury.

 

The company, which has secured two safety awards from Motor Transport and has achieved RoSPA gold accreditation on three occasions, has at the same time introduced a new service – Lift Assist – which means that drivers will still be able to safely deliver a one tonne pallet with enhanced handling equipment.

 

The evolution of the market place has seen a significant increase in the internet-enabled home delivery sector which is expected to grow to 1.35 billion deliveries per year by 2018, with homeware, including heavy white goods, predicted to rise to 31 per cent of all final mile business, according to research from Barclays.*

 

The Lift Assist uses appropriate materials handling equipment and is designed to protect customers and drivers from loads falling off the back of trucks after being carried by their own weight momentum during the unloading. The 750 Kg load limit is expected to become the industry norm and that the other members of the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) will follow the Palletline lead.

 

Managing director Graham Leitch said: “Palletline is handling greater volumes than ever before, yet we continue to enhance our health and safety processes which means we continue to be recognised as an industry leader that wins awards and recognition for our high standards. With this in mind and as a network that truly values the work of its employees and members – we realise that a quality, efficient service should never put anybody at risk – so we have made a brave and pioneering decision that will help protect staff and should set an industry precedent.

 

“I know the majority of pallet networks and the RHA are in favour of reducing limits, however Palletline is proud to be the first network to take action and put the safety of drivers ahead of commercial considerations. Embracing the measure early has provided members of Palletline with the opportunity to open discussions with their customers enabling them to review their own processes, minimise any impact, stay ahead of their competition and demonstrate commitment to driver safety.”

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About Palletline:

Palletline is the UK’s premier, member-owned palletised freight distribution company providing cost-effective and reliable pallet distribution to thousands of businesses and customers every day, using a revolutionary rigorously maintained network. The unique business model reduces road miles and minimises environmental impact, while supporting the long-term success of customers and members alike. Offering resource on a grand scale, we provide bespoke services including warehousing and storage, supply chain solutions, pick and pack, reverse logistics and through the night delivery, so Palletline customers can choose the exact services that they need for their individual business requirements.

* Barclays Report – The Last Mile

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Capacity Planning – Plus Logistics

August 29, 2014

Palletline are still experiencing a 20% increase in pallet volumes shipped. Our forecast shows this will continue to grow. Excitingly we have opened a further two Regional state of the art Hubs to manage this growth.

The two Hubs in Rugby and Leicester are purpose built premises which allow us cutting edge freight transfers whilst enjoying all of the IT benefits we have throughout the entire system.

Palletline currently has their main hub located in Birmingham whilst servicing large regional hubs in Scotland, Manchester, Rugby, Leicester and London.

Palletline have also launched Plus Logistics – The Power of Partnership. Plus has been created to rival the larger 3pl and 4pl providers and has already proved a great success by securing large contracts.

Plus have already secured large contracts, one of which is Tesco in the none food division.
www.pluslogistics.co.uk

Don’t forget that Palletline is also the main approved supplier of express palletised freight into all of the Amazon RDC’s.

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Welcome To Browns Distribution New Website

March 25, 2014

Introducing www.brownsdistribution .co.uk

Our new website allows us to better present information about our services in an easier format allowing our visitors to find information about our distribution services.

As well as having a new portal area, more detailed services page we now also have a careers page.
We are soon doing a photo shoot to showcase our 2014 cab and trailer livery which will be put on the website shortly.

Thanks to Reeves Marketing for their support.

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