Expansion is The Name of The Game as EFM Distribution Joins Palletline


A growing Northamptonshire haulage company, which began life in 2005 with just one tractor unit, has joined the Palletline network to help realise its further expansion ambitions.

EFM Distribution, which has grown to almost 30 vehicles in 13 years, has set its eyes on additional expansion, particularly in its network freight and warehousing offerings.

Although a previous Fortec member, there has been a long-standing relationship with Palletline for many years.

Managing Director Phil Minney said: “EFM was started on March 1st 2005 with one tractor unit, carrying out Palletline collections and trunking for Europa Northampton. We built our customer base and placed all our overnight freight through Sanderson Transport, and carried out trunking to the Palletline hub.

“We eventually joined Fortec, because of the lack of availability of areas with other well-known networks. Due to the reliable service Palletline offered we continued to use them for all our Amazon freight.  We now operate 28 vehicles of various sizes delivering to all parts of the UK on a daily basis.  

“We have just recently obtained our own warehouse facilities after trialing it at one of our customer’s premises. We now feel the next step is to expand this operation, which will benefit all other areas within our business.”

He said the variety of their general work, required a stable partner to take the business forward in a more sustainable way.

“We depend on an overnight network due to our work being so varied in quantity and destination, giving us more capacity to cope with the larger loads.

Our customers require reliable service at a competitive price, principles which we have built our business on, so when the opportunity arose for us to become full Palletline members, we jumped at it.

This move is a strategic decision which will cement those guarantees to our customers,” he added.


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