Our specialised next-day haulage services cover the whole of the UK and Southern Ireland.

AKW are professional, reliable and dedicated. Our 'handle with care' philosophy' gives you complete peace of mind that whatever we're transporting, wherever it's going, it's in safe hands. 

With the most modern vehicles, the latest technology and expert drivers, we always know exactly where your products are. With every product bar coded, there's complete traceability from the moment they are loaded to when they reach their destination.

Our haulage services include:

  • Full and part load UK distribution
  • Dedicated vehicles for fragile and awkward freight
  • Oversized cargo distribution
  • Next day, timed, weekend and night-time delivery
  • Tail lift collections and deliveries


Full-load distribution

Working with our environmental stance and our passion for delivering the best service to our customers, our full-load distribution service offers global, eco-friendly transport services.

Whatever you need to transport, wherever around the globe you need it to go, our full-load distribution service is first class. We carefully plan journeys with our trusted regional hauliers and link return loads to optimise efficiency. Our state-of-the-art communication and satellite tracking keeps you right up to date with the whereabouts of any vehicle – vital when delivering time-sensitive loads.

  • Comprehensive vehicle fleet
  • Environmentally friendly distribution
  • Satellite-tracked loads
  • Linked return loads


To find out more about our full-load distribution services contact us on

0161 873 7355

Distribution to UK and Ireland

From our warehouse and distribution centre in Manchester, we provide daily transport services to the whole of the UK and Southern Ireland. Always at the forefront of innovative distribution solutions, we’ve broken tradition when it comes to transport services to Ireland. We offer driver accompanied services, which means you benefit from next-day delivery in Dublin and Belfast, with overnight links to other regions from these two platforms.

Connecting Ireland to the UK mainland brings unique opportunities for Irish manufacturers to offer UK and European distribution routes.

  • Daily distribution to Northern and Southern Ireland
  • Next-day delivery in Dublin and Belfast
  • Overnight links from Dublin and Belfast 


Contract distribution

We’re experts in finding the right solutions for contract distribution fleets, as we know everyone’s needs are different.

Whether it's 100% contracted distribution or a shared or mixed contract, we make sure you benefit from the most efficient and cost-effective solution. We understand that sometimes products, costs and production timings demand different distribution services and tailor our solution to suit your needs.

Our comprehensive range of options takes the hassle away from you and saves you time. We’ll worry about the day-to-day managing of your distribution so you can concentrate on running your business.

  • 100% contract distribution service
  • Shared or mixed secure contract solutions
  • Livery and logo on fleets (security allowing)


To find out more about our contract distribution contact us on

0161 873 7355


We are ahead of the game because we surround ourselves with the best operators the UK has to offer. We succeed by forming sustainable relationships with the most credible and reliable hauliers in the sector.

AKW has the ability to provide a variety of solutions through the country’s finest consortiums. We are part of Partnerlink, a predominantly groupage operation and Palletline, designed for smaller consignments in large volumes. They are fast, efficient, cost effective and above all, value for money.  


Partnership is at the heart of everything we do at AKW. 10 years ago we formed Partnerlink – bringing together 640 vehicles, 5.4 million square feet of warehousing and over 900 staff.

Working with regional hauliers, through shared IT systems, this innovative distribution service eliminates ‘empty miles’, by pinpointing loads and equipment to find the best possible solution for both customers and hauliers themselves.

We link directly with all 18 partners that make up Partnerlink, allowing a direct, secure trunking facility, which results in less handling and transhipment, later cut-off times and earlier delivery to the end customer.

  • Partnership with regional hauliers
  • Shared IT systems
  • Direct delivery with less environmental impact
  • Shorter lead times
  • Later cut offs



We are a shareholder member of the UK’s first and best network.

Palletline specialises in smaller pallet consignments making the UK roads less congested and customers happy every single day with leading service levels and state of the art IT.

  • 3.5 Million Pallets Per Year
  • 0.01% Damages
  • 77 Shareholder Members
  • 89 Locations
  • 12,334 Staff
  • 6,077 Vehicles
  • 9 point scanning
  • Instant PODs
  • Miles less travelled


To find out more about our innovative network services contact us on

0161 873 7355

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