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Easy, fast and simple access to China and The Asian Markets

Tomsetts Distribution Ltd was the first member of Palletforce to use their new logistics service which provides fast and easy access to China and Asia. ‘Being able to offer full logistical coverage of China from the UK, for imports and exports, is going to be crucial to the UK’s future trade’ said Andrew Tucknott, New Business Development Manager at Tomsetts. ‘The service is simple and easy to use and gives us the opportunity to supply customers with a single quote from collection through to arrival at the destination door; the comprehensive service certainly gives us a competitive edge. We have already used the service for a client’s imports of fragile glass tubes from China and have found the process efficient and straightforward.’

The new service was launched following a strategic collaboration with Palletforce and Allport Cargo Services. Provision through the Palletforce SuperHubs and the ports, can now provide full logistical coverage of China from the UK, with local delivery and collection, at competitive rates. As with all our services – you call, we quote, you book and we deliver. And this is backed-up with our personal customer service all the way.

At Tomsetts Distribution, we expect Asia to become our second largest global network after Europe where we currently distribute to 42 countries. In addition to the European network, we also deliver and collect from North America, South Africa, North Africa, South America, the Middle East and Australia. As a member of Palletforce, we have an unrivalled understanding of local working practices, access to new markets and the tools we need to compete with the giants of the global freight-forwarding industry.

Palletforce chief executive officer Michael Conroy said: “With our investment in this exclusive new service, Palletforce is connecting its members to many new and exciting economies and markets – providing the platform to enable growth and fuel expansion. This is unique in the marketplace and gives our members exclusive access to offer a new worldwide service to their customers by combining a global reach with local knowledge and expertise on the ground.”

At Tomsetts, we feel there are enormous opportunities for companies to tap into the exciting markets in China and the Far East and to establish themselves in these countries. China is the largest country in the world by population and has a fast-growing consumer market and one which increasingly focuses on luxury goods. The advantages and challenges of exporting and importing to China might initially be daunting, but with Tomsetts and the backing of Palletforce and Allport Cargo Service we can support you through the challenges and open up new opportunities for trade with the markets of China and Asia.

If you would like to know, please email Andrew Tucknott at or phone 01273 513347.

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