In a planned move, the family run haulier is entering the pallet distribution sector for the first time giving its customers the flexibility to send smaller loads. The company will cover the majority of the Stirlingshire and Perthshire areas for Palletline.
H&R Gray, which offers haulage, warehousing, storage and parts and servicing for HGVs, opted to join the nationwide, member-owned Palletline network after conducting a thorough review of the sector.
Robin Gray, depot principal, H&R Gray said the move will open the firm up to significant new business opportunities.
“At H&R Gray, we pride ourselves on the strong relationships we build with our customers which enable us to continually enhance our offering by understanding exactly what services they need. Joining Palletline will significantly increase the scope of work we can do for existing customers while opening us up to new opportunities with a host of small and medium sized businesses.
“Having been interested in joining a pallet network for some time, we singled out Palletline as the leading network, thanks to the benefits of the shareholder model and the support it gives members. This ranges from efficiencies that reduce business costs, administration time and road miles, to help winning work with new customers, so we are delighted to be joining the network.”
Palletline managing director, Graham Leitch said: “H&R Gray is strong family run company that exceeds customer expectations thanks to its exceptional service. With the company on board, Palletline will offer the best Scottish coverage of all pallet networks which is great news for members and customers. As such, we take great pride in officially welcoming H&R Gray to the network and will look forward to working with the team to grow the business and improve services wherever possible.”
Palletline is a nationwide, cooperative network with more than 6,000 staff 12,000 vehicles, and access to over five million square feet of warehousing space.
Robin concludes: “Moving forwards we are keen to speak to local businesses about the quality UK-wide distribution services we offer which can help save them time and money.”