New director at logistics firm

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Logistics giant Pall-Ex has appointed a new owned operations director to Intercounty Distribution, its Cornwall-based depot.

Colin Hawkins has been promoted to the newly-created position and will oversee all Pall-Ex’s owned operation depots.

In addition to Intercounty, this includes Pall-Ex London in Basildon, Shears Bros (Transport) Ltd in Bournemouth and Cranleigh Distribution Services in Surrey, as well as sitting on the UK operating board.

Hawkins previously held the role of general manager at Shears, which was purchased by Pall-Ex in 2017, and brings 30 years of logistics industry experience to the position.

He said: “I’m delighted to take up this new role and am looking forward to growing the Pall-Ex name and reputation in the south of England.

“It has been a testing time for everyone working within the haulage industry and keeping essential goods on the move remains our number one focus at this time.

“Each area is a challenging one for pallet networks but having an owned presence in these key postcodes is enabling us to secure our position locally and will enable growth in the long-term.”