WAREHOUSING & LOGISTICS DIVISION:
The Group’s warehousing and logistics activities are based in the UK, Romania and Bulgaria and comprise three core businesses: Delamode Logistics UK; Delamode Logistics Romania; and Pall-Ex Romania, plus the recently acquired EMT business.
The Group provides end-to-end supply chain solutions for national clients which includes inbound logistics, storage and related services as well as “final mile” delivery. The activities tend to comprise
in-country, rather than cross-border services and include:
- Warehousing and logistics;
- E-commerce fulfilment;
- Storage and related value added activities;
- Domestic express delivery of small shipments of palletised freight; and
- Collection of full and part-loads within national markets.
Delamode operates 9 multi-user warehouse facilities strategically located throughout Romania and services blue chip customers within a number of sectors, including technology, manufacturing, FMCG, automotive, agriculture, retail and commerce.
The UK warehouse activity is based at the Group’s leased facility in Braintree. The operations of this facility have become more focused on e-commerce fulfilment which is seen by the Board as a key area for long-term growth.
The Pall-Ex Romania business is a franchise which has been licensed to the Group by the Pall-Ex group, a leading UK based pallet network provider. The Pall-Ex concept operates on the basis of a palletised freight express transport service which uses a network of regional and central hubs to ensure all movements of goods are, as far as possible, with a full overnight load.
The Pall-Ex Romania network commenced trading in January 2012, transporting 868 pallets in its first month. Current volumes exceed 40,000 pallets per month and the Directors expect volumes to continue to rise. The average consignment size is 1.46 pallets, which can be distributed across Romania normally within 24 hours.
As a result of the success of Pall-Ex Romania, the Pall-Ex Group has recently awarded Xpediator the master franchise licences for both Hungary and Moldova.