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A Founding Member

28th June 2016

It’s been almost 20 years since Hilary Devey set up the Pall-Ex Network. It’s a well told story, one which is full of struggle, obstacles and challenges but ultimately and most importantly…success. At Linkline Express Services Ltd, we also feel a sense of success too, as a founding member of the Pall-Ex network. Back then the industry looked completely different, technology wasn’t a crucial factor, communication was by radio and the very concept of a network of diverse hauliers collaborating for a common benefit, was radical and unheard of. Linkline’s Managing Director – Gerard Culbertson recalls the day he joined Pall-Ex “Before Pall-Ex, and even when we joined – we were only a small transport company with a handful of vans and working from a small premises. I was approached by Hilary Devey who was passionately trying to create her concept, a network of pallet delivery operators. She was an impressive lady, with a clear and unwavering vision. Through much deliberation and excitement too, I was convinced and I signed up. Soon after we were collecting & delivering pallets into the Birmingham area, the rest is history” To date, Linkline is still a proud member of the Pall-Ex network, as well as an established logistics provider of non Pall-Ex services such as haulage, warehousing and pick & pack services. We congratulate Pall-Ex on their success, and look in anticipation to the next 20 years….