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Delivering the Goods: Clark-Drain is Now Working with Palletways Member, PC Howard

At Clark-Drain, we pride ourselves on delivering – and that doesn’t just mean developing innovative and sustainable drainage solutions, it means actually getting them to our customers efficiently, reliably, and cost-effectively. 

This is why we’re so excited to announce that, with immediate effect, we are using Palletways’ member PC Howard as our haulier in addition to our own fleet to maximise benefits to our customers. 

So, why were we so sure Palletways and Peterborough-based logistics provider PC Howard was the right decision to make?

Cost-effective, customer-focused, nationwide delivery with pride in local expertise

PC Howard, headquartered in Kings Cliffe, Peterborough has depots in Corby and Northampton, and provide a fully integrated delivery solution across the UK. They are a good fit for our business and our values because, like us, they draw on local expertise and have family values at its core. 

George MacDonald, Supply Chain Manager at Clark-Drain, commented “We needed a logistics partner with proven reliability that could also deliver service excellence, which we found in PC Howard.  We’ve been impressed with PC Howard’s level of expertise in delivering our goods to customers on-time. This is a great coming together of two likeminded, family-owned businesses in the East Midlands, both focused on going the extra mile for their customers.  I have no doubt working with PC Howard will help us improve on our already impressive customer service record.”

Sustainability and environment

At Clark-Drain, our commitment to continuously finding new and more sustainable ways of doing business is a priority and working with Palletways and PC Howard also makes sound environmental sense. This is not only because it enables us to use a local supplier just a short distance away, but because its network is so highly integrated and widespread that it optimises transport routes for faster delivery, at lower cost, and also – of course – for the use of less fuel.

Additionally, Palletways’ advanced IT infrastructure not only makes for more timely and transparent updates and communication, it also slashes the amount of paper used (PC Howard’s drivers, for instance, use handheld devices rather than hardcopy manifests).

Finally, as pallets can, with appropriate maintenance and repair, be re-used, with PC Howard we are continuing to do all we can to further build recycling and reuse into our operational processes, and ensure that the value of precious natural resources is both appreciated and maximised.

Combined with the inherent lightness of many of our products – which reduces fuel use both in transportation to site and installation once there – we’re proud that this is enabling us to make real inroads into shrinking our carbon footprint.

From us to you, with care

As Jasper Sawyer, Business Development Manager at PC Howard said, “We work tirelessly to provide a professional and reliable distribution service. Clark-Drain were also impressed by Palletways’ market-leading IT systems which remain at the forefront of our operations.  Our shared values will make our relationship with Clark-Drain a great success and by offering a flexible and dynamic distribution service, we will help contribute to their continued growth across the UK.”

In short, by choosing Palletways and PC Howard, we’re investing in what we know is important to you, our customers: quality products, responsibly manufactured and transported, that get to you rapidly, reliably, and economically.

For more information, get in touch today.


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