Palletline opens Amazon hub in Coventry

Palletline has opened a dedicated processing centre for its Amazon business at Coventry’s West Middlemarch Business Park. The 180,000 square foot secondary hub will replace the Rugby hub that is set to close later this month.

Palletline is one of Amazon UK’s preferred carriers for inbound deliveries. The pallet network handles the administration and bookings for its members, who deliver to the 22 Amazon fulfilment centres across the UK.

At the same time, one of its members Reason Transport is to relocate its depot to the new hub, serving the Amazon Daventry FC from the West Middlemarch site.

The new Palletline hub has 138,000 square foot of warehouse space and 28,000 square feet of exterior canopied area.

The new site is expected to start by handling around 4,000 pallets daily. It is for Palletline members to delivery on behalf of Amazon from a central hub as its relationship with the online retail giant continues to grow and flourish. In the November 2017 peak, Amazon represented 10% of Palletline’s network volume and this is apparently set to grow in years to come.

Operations director Richard Gutsell, said: “As a separate sortation facility for Amazon freight, it will have the added benefit of relieving pressure and freeing up capacity for the standard freight moving through the network.”