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Palletline Logistics Group acquire overnight delivery operation from PF Whitehead Logistics

Palletline Logistics, part of the palletised freight distribution network Palletline, has acquired the overnight delivery business of South London-based PF Whitehead Logistics. Under its new ownership, the business will operate as Palletline Whitehead Ltd. 

PF Whitehead Logistics had been a member of the Palletline distribution network for 10 years and has sold its overnight service operation so it can focus on other areas of its growing business. The deal was completed on 15 March 2021.

“This is the fifth acquisition of a member business by Palletline” said Palletline Logistics Managing Director, Paul Elson. “It demonstrates our commitment to providing high quality service levels in areas of the country where strong, quality driven and reliable logistics providers are in short supply. We are looking forward to welcoming our new colleagues into the business and continuing the strong relationship with the customers we will be servicing.”

Maintaining service to its network is believed to have been key to Palletline’s decision to undertake the acquisition. The deal was enabled by a strong relationship with PF Whitehead Logistics and reflects an ongoing partnership with PF Whitehead Transport Services. 

A family owned and run business started in 1963 with a single vehicle driven by Peter Whitehead, Croydon-based PF Whitehead Logistics is one of the largest and most respected independent transportation logistics providers in South London.

“As long-time members of the network, we enjoy an outstanding relationship with the Palletline team” commented PF Whitehead Logistics Managing Director Peter nj Whitehead, son of the founder. 

“We’re delighted Palletline Logistics Group are taking our overnight business forward. This deal allows us to focus on our fast-growing warehouse, contract logistics and commercial property divisions. Under the new Palletline Whitehead banner, our colleagues moving with the business can look forward to a stable and exciting future.”  

Established in 1992, Palletline operates a 96 depot member network providing cost-effective pallet distribution to thousands of businesses and customers across Europe.