Translink Express Logistics still leading the way – after 25 years

The quarter century milestone sees the leading Leicestershire parcel and pallet carrier recently doubling storage at the Narborough headquarters to over 86,000 sq ft.  “We now have the capability to store over 3500 pallets supported by our excellent distribution networks,” says Greg Barnes, Managing Director.

Translink Express Logistics remains an independent operator and a true family business, launched from a modest unit in Wigston Magna by members of the Barnes family in 1987, the firm’s ethos remains the same, a commitment to professional, personal service, tailored to each customer’s individual needs.

A long-established member of the Road Haulage Association, Translink Express Logistics caters for a broad, mainly local, customer base, operating a distinctive fleet of delivery vehicles, from vans to articulated trucks and providing a full remit of distribution services anywhere in the world.

Occupying a prime location three miles from the M1 and M69 motorways, with access to a number of global and national delivery networks, Translink Express Logistics has a head start in the swift, safe dispatch and delivery of parcels and pallets. The company also offers complete storage solutions, and a customised ‘pick and pack’ facility.

Handling thousands of parcels and pallets per week, with projected turnover this year expected to reach £5m, Translink Express Logistics remains a family firm, but is big enough to more than compete against the major operators. What appears a medium-sized enterprise in fact stretches far beyond, boosted by associated networks of over 150 partner depots throughout the UK and access to over 5,000 vehicles worldwide.

Translink Express Logistics also operates a dedicated transport service, which is in growing demand for firms without their own fleets of delivery vehicles, shouldering the burden of delivery, alongside constant changes in transport legislation.

The company is a shareholder member of Pallet-Track, a Premium highly competitive network dispatching goods overnight on pallets. Pallet-Track has one of the most advanced IT solutions in this sector, customers can enter consignments online, with a full track and trace facility and the live digital signature allows quick and effective communication which offers a more efficient service.   The new 267,000 sq ft central hub at Wolverhampton offers a full range of services ensuring increased sort efficiency and places line-haul vehicles back within good time to maximise efficient local delivery.

Chris Hobbis, Sales and Marketing Director said: “The market has changed immensely in the past 25 years, with faster links abroad, a much higher volume of overnight and time specific services throughout the UK, and more and more people ordering goods online, hence a huge increase in B2C services.”

“Our operation has also changed to ensure that we keep up with the fast moving pace of technology, whilst still maintaining a personal service.  This is something that we pride ourselves on.

“Our Staff, Customers and Business Partners are what makes us a successful business.”

For information on how to get your parcels or pallets delivered quickly and efficiently call Translink Express Logistics on 0845 2264753, or visit