WAREHOUSING & LOGISTICS DIVISION:
The Group’s warehousing and logistics services are based in the UK, Romania and Bulgaria and comprise three core supply chain logistics 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 solutions, eCommerce fulfilment and related services as well as “final mile” delivery. The activities tend to comprise of in-country, rather than cross-border services and include:
- Warehousing and logistics;
- E-commerce fulfilment;
- Storage solutions and related value-added activities;
- Domestic express palletised freight distribution;
- Collection of full truck load and part load transport services 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 warehousing and logistics division is based at the Group’s leased facility in Braintree. The freight logistics warehousing 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 pallet delivery franchise which has been licensed to the Xpediator Group by the Pall-Ex group, leading UK based palletised freight network provider. The Pall-Ex concept operates on the basis of an express palletised freight distribution service which uses a pallet transport network of regional and central hubs to ensure all movements of goods are, as far as possible, with overnight full load transport.
The Pall-Ex Romania palletised freight 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 pallet delivery 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.