Pallet Network

We are partnered with Palletline so that we can offer the best pallet distribution throughout the UK and Europe. We can collect from many locations and deliver to any destination with a minimum five scan quality-control process.

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Pallet Network

Welch’s Transport is a shareholding member of the Palletline network; the original and leading UK palletised distribution specialist. All goods are handled safely, reliably and cost effectively, with at least 5 scans taking place throughout delivery during our comprehensive quality-control process. The scan data uploads accurate indications of the consignment’s condition at each stage, allowing for early, proactive communication with the sender and receiver.

Today Palletline represents a powerful national body in the haulage and logistics industry, employing over 12,000 people across the network, operating over 6,000 vehicles, with access to over 5 million square feet of warehousing space. The Palletline culture is built around an ethos of partnership for quality and performance. Only the best are selected to join its established network of high quality, financially secure and independent haulage companies.

The network operates six UK hubs and 16 European hubs. The UK is made up of one central hub in Birmingham and five regional hubs; each regional hub handles consignments for delivery in its area, ensuring reduced miles travelled and meeting environmental objectives.

                         "25 years of innovation and reliable distribution" 

It was the first pallet network to take the initiative in providing a safer working environmen for hub personnel, drivers and consignees by the introduction of LIft Assist  And Palletline's excellent Health & Safety record is validated by continually being awarded the Motor Transport Award for "Safety in Operation".


And the Network's Stats (2017) speak for themselves:

  • 4 Million Pallets Delivered
  • Damage rate less than 0.001%
  • 77  Members
  • 89 Locations (sites)
  • 12,532 Staff
  • 6,097 Vehicles


Service available at:

Welch's Transport Duxford
Welch's Transport Bedford

How does the network work?

Each member collects freight from its customers and identifies any freight for delivery outside of its local area. Each pallet is then scanned and trunked to one of the hubs. At every hub, each pallet is quality checked, scanned, unloaded and sorted into delivery areas. Each member then collects pallet network freight which is for delivery into their local area - so effectively they simply exchange freight - and the pallets are scanned and quality checked again before leaving the hub. It all happens overnight; simple, yet effective. Freight is then taken back to the local delivery depot, scanned, checked and then sorted into delivery areas, making sure that requests for timed deliveries or specific delivery needs are noted. Deliveries are made, digital proof of deliveries uploaded and you, our customer, can see the delivery information online within moments.

What areas does Welch’s Transport Cover?

Welch’s Transport operates two of Palletline’s current 84 depots; for a complete up to date postcode list please contact your local depot. But briefly, Welch’s Transport collects from and delivers to: Duxford Depot: Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Essex; Henlow Depot: Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire

Can I get a pallet(s) to Europe?

Palletline offers a full import and export service to 29 countries for delivery to and from Europe. Using its extensive network of high quality members, the European delivery service is seamless and provides excellent value for money. Palletline Europe provides customers with a reliable and cost effective solution for all its European, palletised delivery requirements. The one-stop delivery service to Europe covers:

• Collections from the UK for delivery throughout Europe

• European collections for delivery within the UK

• CMR insurance cover

• No hidden or additional charges such as currency or fuel surcharges

• Reliability with set departure schedules

• Transparent tracking

• Competitive rates, whatever the size or weight

How quickly can you get a pallet delivered?

We understand the importance of meeting your customer demands; goods being delivered safely and on time to the desired location which is why, over our years in operation, we have developed our services to meet and exceed our customers' needs. Our hub and spoke delivery model allows us to offer fast delivery across the UK & Ireland, including next working day service (excluding some parts of Scotland) across mainland UK with all parts being reachable with an AM service and the majority with a 10AM service.

Why should I choose Palletline over other pallet networks?

Apart from Palletline being the original pallet network in the UK by being the first to create and introduce the revolutionary concept of an overnight pallet network, we pride ourselves in belonging to the network with the best combined OTIF (on time in full) performance and the lowest claims from damages at below 0.15%. Palletline’s Track and Trace system scans pallets at least 5 times from point of delivery; this means you can keep up-to-date on where your delivery is and when it will be delivered. This data is also visible to all Palletline members to ensure a smooth transition to the next haulier and onto the delivery point. Here’s a summary of some other benefits of using Palletline as your first choice:

• Palletline is owned by and answerable to its members

• It’s the first UK network to be approved as a supplier to Amazon and Sainsbury

• Palletline has won many industry awards for safety and operational performance

• Palletline cares for its members’ drivers by being the first to introduce safer parameters

• Quality checks are carried out by human beings not machines!

• Access to 29 European countries

• Collect anywhere, deliver anywhere

• Plus Logistics gives you access to a national groupage service

• GKN Pallet Return Services

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