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04 October, 2023

North Wales logistics experts join Pallet-Track

04 October, 2023

Ten jobs created as near-100-year-old firm Mars Jones joins Wolverhampton network

A near-century-old North Wales logistics firm with significant ambitions for growth has created 10 new jobs after joining the Pallet-Track network.

Mars Jones is aiming to open a third warehouse to complement existing premises in Flintshire and Deeside, as part of its drive to become the biggest and best operator in its area.

First established in 1924, the company specialises in distribution, warehousing and storage, contract packing and assembly in the food and drink and mobility equipment industries among others.

Generations of the Mars-Jones family grew the business over 96 years before selling to experienced transport operators Chris Flynn and Paul Newton in December 2020.

The company, which counts Tate & Lyle and Irish dairy firm Ornua among its customers, also boasts accreditation from the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) and the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Explaining the reasons behind joining Pallet-Track, Imogen Watson-May, general operations manager at Mars Jones, said: “Essentially, we understood there is a requirement for our customers for a network function and we want to be a one-stop shop.

“Having dealt with other networks in the past they didn’t tick all the boxes that Pallet-Track did.

“The tracking systems and the support we have already received is second to none and we love the idea of the KPIs each depot has to adhere to. It means every pallet we send should receive first-class service.

“We have been a member of several different networks over the years, but none suited our business profile and had the same ethos as us.”

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