Montgomery Distribution, a member of the Palletways network, has invested in a 135,000-square-foot state-of-the-art logistics hub in Preston.

To ensure an unparalleled customer experience and maintain the highest service standards, the newly acquired site is currently undergoing an impressive £3.4 million refurbishment. This substantial investment reaffirms Montgomery Distribution’s dedication to providing cutting-edge solutions and meeting the evolving demands of its clients.

It will transform the logistics hub into a state-of-the-art facility with the latest technologies and optimised infrastructure, bolstering Montgomery Distribution’s operational efficiency and strengthening its overall offering.

The news comes just two years after Montgomery Distribution ploughed more than £1 million to relocate to a new depot in Rugby, which featured sufficient storage for more than 5,000 pallets, along with the acquisition of 25 Scania Vehicles and 23 latest generation forklift trucks across its regional depots in Belfast, Leeds, Preston and Rugby.

Steven McBride, managing director at Montgomery Distribution, said “This recent development marks a significant milestone in Montgomery Transport Group’s commitment to enhance its presence and capabilities within the logistics and supply chain industry.

“By expanding our footprint with this strategic acquisition, we have reinforced the business to help us better serve our existing and new customers. The new logistics hub’s increased capacity and advanced capabilities will enable us to handle streamline our processes and handle larger volumes for our customers.”

Warwick Trimble, network director for Palletways UK, added: “This is a remarkable investment which will help Montgomery Distribution build on their already-impressive record for delivering a first-class service for their customers.”

Since launching in 1970 with just one tractor unit, family-owned and operated Montgomery Distribution has continued to grow and now operates across sites in Belfast, Leeds, Preston and Rugby, with a fleet over 250 vehicles and 900 trailers. Montgomery Distribution became a member of Palletways in 2002 after adding a pallet distribution division, which has grown to become a £20m per year business with operations across the UK & Ireland.

Montgomery Distribution is one of over 120 independent transport providers of the Palletways UK network, belonging to Imperial, a DP World company. They benefit from shared expertise and resources from within the group to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost-effectively than ever before. The Palletways Group, renowned for its industry-leading IT developments and operational systems, comprises 450+ depots and 20 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 24 European countries, including the UK.