LOCAL logistics company, Celtic Couriers, is looking to diversify after the most challenging yet successful year in its 31-year history.
The business, based in Burry Port, saw an incredible rise in demand for its parcel collection and delivery services as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and is now looking to introduce two new pallet options to satisfy the growing demand for residential deliveries.
The increased demand for parcels has spurred the management team at Celtic Couriers to now turn its attention to the other side of its operation, palletised freight distribution.
With many local companies seeing their e-commerce boom, business owners are searching for more cost-effective logistics options.
As a shareholder member of Fortec Distribution Network, Celtic Couriers offer economical quality palletised freight solutions, which was recently bolstered with the introduction of innovative new pallet sizes.
The Micro and Full Light pallet sizes provide customers with a palletised freight option for lighter goods and a viable alternative to oversized parcels.
Gareth Jenkins is Managing Director of Celtic Couriers and he explains why a positive year in 2020 has allowed him and the team to now focus on their pallet service offering.
He comments: “The last year has been unlike anything we have seen before. The pandemic forced businesses to completely change the way they operated and the public had to change the way they purchased items.
“Thankfully, we have a great team who adapted very quickly to a new way of working to ensure the record volumes were delivered. We all took great pride in delivering all the important PPE to our hospitals and care homes and now hopefully we can all see some light at the end of a very dark tunnel.
“With the new pallet sizes from Fortec, we feel now is the perfect time to support businesses in the area who are looking for new services they can rely on to get their products to their end users.”
Celtic Couriers has been a member of Fortec, which last year became part of The Pall-Ex Group of Companies, since 2003.
Barry Byers, Pall-Ex Group’s Managing Director for UK Business Units, which includes Fortec, describes why the new pallet sizes should benefit Celtic Couriers.
He comments: “We have a strong desire to grow the Fortec Distribution Network throughout the UK, and long-standing members such as Celtic Couriers are key to that ambition.
“I am really pleased that Gareth and the team have enjoyed so much success in recent months and I hope that the innovative service offering we have designed will now help them achieve similar success with palletised freight.