Exeter-based haulage operator, STR Logistics Limited, which joined Palletways late last year, has been accredited by the Made in Devon Trading Standards Scheme. The company is the only transport logistics provider to have achieved this accreditation in the South West.
The scheme forms part of the Government’s “Buy With Confidence” Trading Standards approved supplier listing, which is recognised nationally. Accreditation means STR’s processes and working practices have been fully audited and approved by Trading Standards.
STR Logistics operates pallet handling and distribution services across the English Riviera and surrounding areas of Teignmouth and Newton Abbott.
Commenting on the accreditation, Anthony Quinn, STR managing director/owner, said: “We’re proud and delighted to be awarded this prestigious approval and accreditation. The audit looked at our daily working practices, both operationally and administratively, as well as our HR policies, approach to employee well-being, branding and service levels. We hope it gives customers further confidence in working with STR Logistics as their partner of choice here in the South West.”
Commenting, Rob Gittins, managing director of Palletways UK, added: “This is a great accolade for STR Logistics which already has an excellent track record and is well-respected in its region. The audit determined STR’s professionalism and recognised the pride it takes in its service delivery in Devon and the South West.”
The company has operated for 20 years specialising in professional transport logistics including first and last mile, multi-drop, two-man home deliveries, contract management, trunking operations and secure freight handling. Employing 170 people, STR Logistics operates a modern varied fleet of 140 vehicles from its 9,400 sq. ft warehouse and depot base in Alphington, and additional branches at Exeter Airport, Exeter and Truro.
STR is one of over 120 independent transport providers that are part of the Palletways UK network, belonging to Imperial, a DP World company. They benefit from shared expertise and resources from within the group to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost-effectively than ever before. The Palletways Group, renowned for its industry-leading IT developments and operational systems, comprises 450+ depots and 20 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 24 European countries, including the UK.
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