Palletways member celebrates 80th anniversary


In a testament to its resilience and adaptability, Cartwright Bros (Haulage) Ltd in Lincolnshire, a member of the Palletways network, has commemorated its 80th anniversary – a milestone that reflects the company’s commitment to excellence and its ability to navigate the evolving dynamics of the logistics sector.

Cartwright Bros joined the Palletways network six months ago, setting the stage for a journey marked by growth and adaptation. Reflecting on the firm’s eight-decade journey, director, James Cartwright, said: “Over the years, we have seen significant growth and positive changes in our role within the logistics sector. Joining the Palletways network was a strategic move for us which will facilitate growth over the decades to come.”

To mark the significant milestone, Cartwright Bros has made a substantial investment in its fleet and has unveiled five new vehicles with updated livery. James said: “This investment demonstrates our dedication to provide cutting-edge logistics solutions and maintain a competitive edge in the market. It’s a visual, tangible representation of our commitment to innovation and modernisation.”


Over the past 80 years, the business has witnessed significant changes in the industry, encompassing advancements in equipment, technology and shifting customer demands. James added: “The logistics industry is dynamic, and our ability to adapt to these changes has been a key factor in our sustained success and has meant we’ve become synonymous with reliability and scale in the logistics sector.

“Looking ahead I foresee a future logistics landscape marked further consolidation, with larger logistics companies and pallet networks gaining increased market share. Additionally, the move towards battery-powered vehicles will likely become more pronounced as environmental considerations take centre stage. The logistics sector is not without its challenges, and we are actively addressing issues such as rising fuel costs and the industry’s shift towards more sustainable practices.”

Warwick Trimble, network director for Palletways UK, added: “Our congratulations go to the whole team as they celebrate 80 years of excellence. The company is committed to deliver top-tier logistics solutions while staying at the forefront of industry advancements and we couldn’t be happier they’re part of the Palletways family.”

Cartwright Bros manages 200,000 sq ft of warehousing space and boasts more than 100 members of staff and a 50-strong fleet of LGVs. It’s one of over 120 independent transport providers that are part of the Palletways UK network, belonging to Imperial, a DP World company. 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. The Palletways Group, renowned for its industry-leading IT developments and operational systems, comprises 450+ depots and 20 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 24 European countries, including the UK.


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