A.D.D Express Ltd is keeping its strong position as a leading business for Nationwide Pallet Distribution.
Owned by best friends, David Fairbrother and Peter Lambert, A.D.D has developed into a successful national pallet distribution company supported by local businesses throughout West Yorkshire and Lancashire.
The company is a founder member of the Pall-Ex network. A.D.D, via this high profile network, offers an unparalleled freight corridor throughout the UK and Europe and aims to solve the challenging problems of distribution for clients throughout Calderdale and the surrounding areas.
A.D.D achieved record levels last year despite the tough economic climate, furthermore continued growth and expansion is planned for 2012. “We are continuing to build a strong business for the future” said Mr Fairbrother.
In conclusion to 2011 A.D.D Express Ltd was delighted to be presented by Hilary Devey with the coveted Pall-Ex Depot of the Year award at the annual Pall-Ex dinner held at the Lancaster London Hotel during December.
This award is a reflection of how Pall-Ex and its members hold A.D.D in high regard and acknowledge its contribution to the network and success in maintaining a high level of service.
Partner Pete Lambert said: “The event was fantastic, and to receive an award was special, that it was an award where we were nominated by our peers made it extra special.
“We were delighted to bring the award back to our depot in Calderdale for all the staff to see how their hard work and excellent efforts had been recognised.” Pall-Ex has been given a very high profile lately by its extraordinary owner, Hilary Devey, becoming the latest and a very popular Dragon on the Dragons’ Den series.
From a 1.5-acre site on Lowfields Business Park, Elland, A.D.D is an employer of 30 local people.
The company has a high profile customer base throughout West Yorkshire and Lancashire along with an enviable business partnership with Pall-Ex.
The last 12 months have seen the implementation of a new IT system with fully integrated technology and the purchase of seven new vehicles to the fleet.
A.D.D is currently planning a move to larger premises in order to enhance the services it offers and to fulfill the requirement for additional storage and distribution.
“We have kept consistent growth and secured long term contracts throughout a difficult period for the industry,” said Mr Lambert.
“We believe this is because we do not lose focus on the value of service required by our customers. Additionally, we are fortunate to have an excellent team at A.D.D who represent the company to a very high standard.”
The successful combination of A.D.D and its partnerships ensure the business can confidently expand whilst retaining the close relationships with its current customer base and the community.
As a supporter of local business and charities A.D.D has established recognition as a business and an employer of significance within the area.
Indeed, the plans to develop the company are reliant on remaining within the area, where the enviable partnership of good local businesses and excellent road links has served A.D.D well.