THE Pallet Network (TPN) has signed air-freight specialist and established general haulier Hounslow-based JGM Transport.
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JGM director Falpreet Brar says: â€œWe approached TPN because we had expanded substantially and were well established in all our chosen sectors. The next logical step was to join a pallet network, and we believed TPN to be the best choice.â€
JGM is the brainchild of two brothers and has become a leading logistics provider in South-West London within four years.
It runs a modern fleet, mostly equipped with tail-lifts, and has 10,000 sq ft of warehousing space.
â€œWe have extensive air-freight experience, and we are a well-respected general haulier,â€ says Falpreet. â€œTherefore, we want a final mile solution, as well as a less-than-half-load solution, both of which TPN offers. Furthermore we want to expand our national profile and product offering, and TPN can help us with that.â€
TPN has 130 depot locations throughout the UK, giving it the best postcode coverage in the sector.
â€œFive weeks in, I can confidently say we made a good choice,â€ says Falpreet. â€œThe on-boarding at TPN is excellent and the operation is running well.â€
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Given its links to the air-freight industry, JGMâ€™s staff are all highly trained, including Department of Transportâ€™s cargo operative course completion (formerly Level D) as its minimum standard. The company also invests in extensive in-house DCPC, ADR, and licence acquisition training.
â€œOur association with the airport means that we have very high standards in terms of freight handling and meeting customer expectations,â€ says Falpreet.
â€œWe bring those standards to our general haulage work and wanted a pallet network who would have similar operational rigour.â€
Falpreet also values TPNâ€™s operational agility, having seen first-hand the radical changes the aviation industry had to make to survive.Â
â€œAir-freight is normally the poor relation of passenger air services, and most air-freight is tucked in the belly of passenger planes,â€ says Falpreet. â€œHowever, COVID turned the business model on its head. Although the overall number of flights dropped, much more freight was consolidated into freight-only flights.â€
This meant that JGM continued to thrive despite Brexit and multiple lockdowns.
â€œWeâ€™ve chosen TPN as our Partner for growth very carefully, based on their values, their track record and their ability to adapt to the market,â€ says Falpreet.