Palletways Group to launch network in Poland

This expansion follows the recent acquisition of the business by Imperial Holdings and preparation for the next phase of growth across Europe

Palletways Group to launch network in Poland

The Palletways Group, Europe’s largest provider of express palletised distribution services, has appointed Tomasz Cegielski as Managing Director for its new Polish network based in Lodz, Poland. He will focus on the launch of the network in Poland and for the longer-term development of the Polish market.

Tomasz Cegielski joins Palletways with over 20 years’ commercial and logistics experience. Having started at Procter & Gamble, he has developed his career with roles at Raben Logistics and Wincanton Trans European in Poland. Most recently he has spent the last 11 years at DB Schenker in Poland as Head of Land Transport in Northern and Eastern Europe.

Commenting on his appointment, Tomasz Cegielski says: “I am delighted to join Palletways, which has a wealth of opportunities to grow and lead the Poland logistics market. Palletways is a business which has demonstrated its excellence through its outstanding growth record, first-class customer service, efficiency and award-winning innovation, particularly in the IT sphere. It represents a fantastic opportunity for the business to become even stronger as it develops into Eastern and Northern Europe.”

Palletways’ CEO, James Wilson, adds: “Tomasz Cegielski will be a great asset to Palletways. He’s familiar with every aspect of our business and has all the expertise and skills needed to purposefully advance the Polish network and to generate growth in this territory. We look forward to working  with him to fulfil all of the potential for the new business.”

Palletways was founded in 1994 in the UK in response to a growing need for an independent network for freight delivery. Focussing on small and medium sized enterprises, the asset light, member-led model allows to serve customers with faster response times and an innovative IT system that puts them in control of their deliveries and their businesses.

Palletways has grown into a European group with over 350 network members and 14 hubs in 20 countries, offering a full range of collection and distribution services. In that time, it has seen the annual pallet volumes rise from a few hundred to more than 40,000 pallets a day.