Shropshire logistics specialist appoints new managing director

A leading UK transport and third-party logistics specialist has continued to develop its team with the appointment of a new Managing Director.

KRL, a member of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network has promoted Peter Phythian from his current position as Operations Director to the Managing Director’s role.

Peter joined the KRL Team 12 years ago as the Manchester Branch Manager and has held a number of senior management roles within the KRL group. As Operations Director Peter has overseen some of the company’s largest and most successful projects.

In his new role, Peter will lead all companies within the KRL Group including KRL UK, World Transhipment Services Limited (WTS), KRL Forwarding Ireland Limited, KRL Inc (USA), VN Cargo Connect Limited and Just Vans South West Limited.

Commenting on the appointment, the KRL Group Chairman Joe Hales, said “Over the last 12 years Peter has demonstrated his strong management and leadership skills and now is the right time for him to bring that expertise into this new challenge. We are incredibly proud to have such a loyal and dedicated workforce and Peter’s promotion further demonstrates our commitment to ensuring the development and growth of all the companies within the KRL Group.”

KRL is a Global company which provides multi-modal freight and logistics solutions as well as Customs brokerage, Warehousing and Distribution. The company, which has nine UK depots including two Palletways operations in Telford and Frome, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.

KRL is one of over 115 independent transport providers that are part of the Palletways UK network. 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, famed 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.