Gatwick-based logistics and distribution business DNA is targeting growth of its express freight distribution business in the South East after expanding the local area it covers for the award winning Palletforce distribution network.
DNA will now handle GU1-10 postcodes around southern and central Guildford in addition to the selected KT postcodes around Epsom, Leatherhead and Kingstown upon Thames and RH postcodes in Redhill and Gatwick it currently covers.
DNA has a strong customer base in the Guildford area and its increased footprint now allows the business to target continued growth of its express freight distribution business in the South East.
Last December the family business announced it was following a growth strategy and gearing up for further expansion in 2021 following a 40% increase in palletised freight consignments since the Covid pandemic.
It aims to further increase its 65-strong staff in the coming months to meet the demand from UK manufacturers for more flexible and cost-effective freight transport and storage and cites its close proximity to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the southern sea ports as an opportunity for expansion.
Tony Bunn, DNA managing director, said: “Our express freight delivery business has grown significantly over the last 12 months and the superior technology and innovations such as instant weighing, imaging and real time tracking updates are really something that our customers value.
“We have our sights set on growth, both with our express delivery business and our other distribution, consolidation and warehousing services. We are ideally situated in the vicinity of international air and sea ports and we’re seeing increased enquiries for consolidation and cross-docking of freight coming into and leaving the UK.”
Adam Leonard, Palletforce member relations director, said: “DNA taking over the new GU area will secure a permanent reliable and robust service for customers and help the business with its growth plans. It’s a challenging area, however, DNA has a strong track record for service and performance and the move allows Palletforce to continue to strengthen its network offering in the South East.”
The Palletforce service allows businesses to send freight, from quarter pallets to multiple pallets, via an award-winning UK and international distribution network. With over 100 Palletforce members across the UK and delivering to every postcode every day, DNA can offer next-day distribution with live tracking, real-time updates and contactless delivery – helping local companies get their goods to market.