TPN is investing in excess of £10m in a new Hub facility near Sutton Coldfield, within five miles of 11 motorway junctions.

The warehouse, at Prologis Park Midpoint in Minworth, sits on a 13-acre site and offer TPN 301,000 sq ft of warehousing space with offices of 12,500 sq ft.

The facility will be a drive-through operation with 24 vehicle loading/unloading pods initially, although the site can be extended by an additional eight pods as business demands. The warehouse will have a capacity to move in excess of 12,000 pallets a day so has plenty of space for growth.

TPN has agreed terms for a five-year lease commencing 4 January 2013. TPN MD Adam Leonard says: “There is a considerable amount of work being done on the site in order to bring it up to the standard required by TPN and we are confident that we shall commence operations on the 4th. 

“The new site is half as big again as the current facility at Rugby and the move comes at the right time as the UK appears to be about to climb out of recession,” he adds.

History of TPN and new hubs

TPN – The Pallet Network – was founded in 2000 with the aim of providing UK plc with a cost-effective and reliable palletised distribution solution, regardless of the size of consignment.

Initially TPN operated from a new Hub near Doncaster but soon after relocated to the Midlands as the Network expanded.

TPN has since grown to be one of the UK and Ireland’s leading pallet networks with a stable and committed membership of over 100 independent transport operators.

TPN is committed to a policy of continuous improvement in service and an unwavering belief in customer service.

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