Leicester-based Pall-Ex has cemented its commitment to the global logistics marketplace following the appointment of Sue Buchanan to international network director.
Promoted internally from her previous role of UK network director, Sue will be focusing on developing cross border growth, strengthening relationships with existing partners, and key for international expansion, onboarding new territories.
With an established career in the logistics sector, Sue has worked at Pall-Ex for seven and a half years, successfully driving member recruitment, member relationship management, member volume growth and compliance in her previous position.
International expansion is a growth area for Pall-Ex, and Sue is joined by an additional general manager within the division as part of its commitment to growing a team of cross-border specialists.
Commenting on the new role, Sue said: “I am delighted to be helping Pall-Ex drive growth internationally. With the initial challenges of Brexit subsiding and travel now starting to open up, we can really build our presence with partners across the globe.
“The knowledge I bring in logistics from the UK is invaluable when looking at developing and nurturing new global markets. My aim is to increase shareholder value through our knowledge, marketing support and IT, such as the MyNexus platform, globally.”
Mark Steel, Pall-Ex’s Managing Director – international business units, is optimistic about the opportunities overseas, saying: “We have a proven business model in Europe and have already enjoyed wider growth internationally. Sue’s promotion will help take the business into the next development phase, kick starting growth within new, international areas.”
The international expansion includes two new Pall-Ex signings: a master licensee in Czechia / Slovakia in early autumn last year, and an additional new agreement to cover Ireland.
In Poland, a new central hub has also been opened. The new facility in Łódź, means that the Pall-Ex Polish central hub is now in the centre of the country.