Palletline acquires S&S Distribution

Leading UK palletised distribution network Palletline is proud to announce that it has acquired Kent-based haulier S&S Distribution and its warehousing activities.

S&S Distribution, under the ownership of brothers, David and Ken Sanderson, have worked closely with Palletline for 20 years. The acquisition will enable both organisations to build on the strength of an established family business to offer the best service to their customers.

Palletline will retain the S&S company name and branding and work in collaboration with the existing management team, led by Richard Ball and colleagues, to develop and drive the regionally based haulage business forward.

Palletline managing director Graham Leitch said: “S&S Distribution is a business with a proud heritage and an enviable reputation both in Kent and throughout the UK. Together with our subsidiary, Palletline London Ltd, we will be able to further strength our market position in delivering excellent service in London and the South East. We respect the heritage of S&S Distribution and we look forward to working closely with the business to ensure its fantastic standards of customer-driven services continue.”

David Sanderson, outgoing chairman, S&S Distribution said: “Ken and I have been in the transport and warehousing business for many years and want to ensure that our customers and staff benefit from the continuity of working for a proactive partner that is innovative, supports companies, shares the very best industry practice and respects the independence of regionally specialist hauliers. ”

Ken Sanderson, concludes: “By combining the expertise of Palletline with the excellent S&S Distribution and warehousing teams, we genuinely feel like we’re leaving our family business in the safest possible hands so we’ll look forward to seeing the company flourish moving forwards.”

David and Ken Sanderson will take an active role in ensuring a smooth transition, Richard Ball will remain as Managing Director of S&S Distribution.

Palletline is a nationwide, member-owned cooperative network with more than 6,000 vehicles, 12,000 staff and access to over five million square feet of warehousing space.

The network provides high quality, time sensitive collection and delivery services to a diverse range of customers, including retailers, home delivery firms, manufacturers and construction companies.

For further information about S&S Distribution please visit www.ssdistribution.co.uk or call 01732 358 800.

For further information about Palletline and the support the network offers to customers and members please visit www.palletline.com or call 0121 767 6870.

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S&S Distribution acquired by Palletline

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