Rob Gittins

European pallet network Palletways has promoted its UK sales & commercial director, Rob Gittins (pictured above), to the position of UK managing director.

Mr Gittins takes over from Dave Walmsley, who left recently to become managing director of the distribution arm of construction industry specialist SIG.

Mr Gittins, a 34-year veteran of the logistics sector, joined Palletways in September 2007 as UK sales director and took responsibility for driving the growth of Palletways Fulfilment in 2012. He joined the UK Board shortly afterwards.

Palletways Group chief executive James Wilson said: “We are delighted to appoint Rob as managing director for Palletways UK. With 11 years at Palletways, Rob is ideally placed to continue the high levels of growth we have seen in recent years.

“His track record of securing new commercial contracts and developing our UK Fulfilment business is excellent and means he has the insight and experience to lead our efforts to drive pallet volumes, new customers and increase our UK membership, ensuring further success in the future.”

Mr Gittins added: “Despite challenging nationwide trading conditions, the Palletways UK business is in great shape. We have a record number of network members, game changing ETA technology to enable delivery time certainty and enhanced delivery services, like new evening deliveries. All of these factors underpin our commitment to customer service excellence.”

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