William Kirk completes journey from Palletline to Palletforce

general 5 September 2019

William Kirk are pleased to announce that they have become the latest member of the growing Palletforce network.

Cheshire-based hauliers William Kirk have become the latest member of the growing Palletforce network.

The move will further boost Palletforce’s coverage and volumes in the north-west England and the SK postcodes around Stockport in particular.

William Kirk are part of the Kinaxia Logistics group, and a former member of Palletline. They recently merged with another Kinaxia company, BC Transport, who already serviced the SK postcodes for Palletforce. William Kirk, incorporating BC Transport, will now cover Palletforce operations in the SK area.

Managing director, Carl Wagstaffe, said: “Palletforce are a quality network and one of the leaders in their field when it comes to investment and innovation. We are proud to play a part in their ongoing success, and look forward to offering a great service to their members and customers.”

Founded in the 1930s, William Kirk began as a one-man operation transporting coal and milk to the local area. Based in Macclesfield, they now specialise in warehousing and distribution and direct delivery of full and part loads throughout the UK. They also offer a European service.

“The core values at the heart of the business have remained the same throughout the years, which focus on working together and a strong dedication to providing reliable, customer-focused services,” said Mr Wagstaffe.

Palletforce has reinforced its position as the UK’s leading freight distribution network with unrivalled membership growth over the last 12 months.

Since June 2018, the Burton-based company has attracted three times as many members as its nearest competition in the sector, while other networks have seen their membership fall significantly.

Palletforce CEO Michael Conroy said: “We are delighted to welcome William Kirk into the Palletforce family. They are an established force in the north-west and I have no doubt they will prove to be a major asset as we continue to invest in the network.”

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