Bournemouth: Logistics company appoints director

Logistics giant Pall-Ex has appointed a new owned operations director to its Bournemouth depot, Shears Bros (Transport).

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

In addition to Shears, this includes Intercounty Distribution in Launceston, Pall-Ex London in Basildon, 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 commented: “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.

“I look forward to growing the owned locations and putting into practise the positives that came from my time at Shears.”

Kevin Buchanan, Pall-Ex Group CEO, commented: “Colin has been an important member of our team since joining Shears in October 2017, working hard to modernise the company and ensure its longevity.

“This newly created role is a pivotal one for the continued success of Pall-Ex’s owned operations in what are challenging areas for pallet networks to cover.”

Find out more about Shears Bros (Transport): www.sbtl.co.uk