Earlier this year, The Guardian newspaper raised an “unpalatable” warning concerning the distribution industry. It reported that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, palletised goods could be prevented from transiting between the UK and the EU due to a “dire shortage of the ‘right-sort’ of pallet to import and export goods”. “If the UK leaves the EU without a deal the overwhelming majority of wooden pallets, used to transport a vast range of consumer goods from breakfast cereal to pet food, beer and chocolate, will not meet strict EU rules designed to stop the spread of bark beetles and other pests.” (Source: The Guardian).
“The UK organic market continues to experience steady healthy growth, with sales increasing by 5.3%. That means almost £45 million a week is spent on organic in the UK” tells the Soil Association in its ‘Organic Market 2019’ report. (Source: Soil Association 2019 Report)
The report cites the growth within the organic sector to be fuelled by relevancy, as our culture shifts towards consumers making conscious, ethical choices on food and drink and other aspects of daily life such as waste, packaging and energy. “Organic’s integrity and values fit well with mindful consumerism, environmentalism, veganism and vegetarianism – trends which are dominating the market”.
PDX are very proud to have been honoured with Platinum pallet network service status once again in 2018. We have a one-of-a-kind trophy to prove it.
PDX is a shareholder member of Pallet-Track, the premier pallet delivery network in the UK. With over 83 members nationwide supporting the network and over 22,000 pallets handled every night from their state-of-the-art centralised hub, our customers can expect unrivalled IT systems and service levels.
There are several challenges that need to be overcome to ensure a successful delivery which range from vehicle access, weight of goods, unloading requirements and movement of goods once off the lorry. Whether we are collecting or delivering a pallet there are lots of things you can do to help us provide the best possible service. Take a look at our helpful pointers:
In view of an increasingly global and co-dependent economy, as well as a need for organisations to maximise efficiency, minimise costs and meet the exacting delivery expectations of customers, there has been a sharp rise in demand for the specialist solutions offered by third party logistics (3PL) providers. These solutions are varied and include warehousing, distribution and transportation as well as other added value services such as assembly and packing, among others.
You may already know that Pallet-Track are our national and European pallet distribution partners. But did you know they are […]
Episode Three: Wearwell
Another customer PDX have enjoyed a fantastic relationship with for over 15 years, Wearwell, are a prime example of the importance of working closely and growing with your customer.
Wearwell create some of the worlds best ergonomic flooring and matting surfaces. Products include flooring that reduce the repetitive impact of heavy boots, improve concentration by preventing fatigue, reduce slips & falls therefore creating a more productive and happier environment for all staff. And it’s not just manufacturing areas that benefit, Wearwell produce off the shelf and bespoke items for Aerospace, oil and gas exploration, fulfilment, pharmaceutical, food processing and hospitality industries.
With Team GB surpassing all expectation by winning 2nd place overall in the medals table at the Rio Olympics, we couldn’t help but reflect on this huge achievement.
The athletes attribute their success not just to their personal dedication and performance on the day but acknowledge they wouldn’t be the best they can be without the support and experience of a variety of people. Be they nutritionists, coaches, funding partners, R&D groups or family members, it’s one cleverly knitted team who share the same vision.
Episode Two: Geeta’s Foods
PDX have enjoyed a close working relationship with Geeta’s food for over 10 years. A company recognised for their high quality food products and authentic indian flavours. Geeta’s, like all successful businesses, have evolved over the years, introducing new products and entering new UK food sectors and European markets and they’ve grown in size and turnover considerably as a consequence.
PDX has been there every step of the way, working closely and adapting to enhanced pick and pack fulfilment requirements to ensure Geeta’s are free to focus on sales and innovation in the comfort of knowing their products are safe in our hands.
Episode One: Equilibrium Products
Equilibrium Products came to PDX looking for a 3PL fulfilment partner to warehouse and distribute their equine based goods. Products include leg protection, therapy, sun & fly protection and nutritional food based packs.
They were previously with a large warehousing distributor but wanted to find a company with a more personable approach who they could work alongside rather than the old adage of ‘small fish in a big pond’.
Whether you’re thinking about starting an e-commerce business, or if you’ve been selling products for a while, you might be considering employing a 3PL (third party logistics) provider to look after your warehousing, shipping, and fulfilment.
At PDX Logistics, we have worked with several start up companies. It’s a part of our business that we really love because it’s utterly infectious working with anyone who is enjoying the success of their ambition, innovation and energy spent on getting an idea out there and who are working hard on driving it forward. It’s where we were 25 years ago!
Warehousing and Distribution: Ownership vs Outsourcing There will come a time in all product-driven businesses when there’s a need to […]
Many small e-commerce businesses and start-ups find that when they begin selling goods online, they have the time and inclination to personally manage every aspect of the business themselves. However, as a business grows and gains momentum, this is rarely a sensible, strategic or cost-effective option to sustain…
Incredible how the logistics industry and technology has moved on and I love my company to embrace technology, however I leave it to the younger colleagues to ensure we are up-to-date with our technology systems so that we meet our customer’s needs. Beth (our web controller) came into my office and shouted ‘Jan Blogs’. My reaction was, ‘’is she on the phone?’’!!!…