Formed in 2002, PalTank has grown strategically into a global ISO tank operator, whilst maintaining family values at its core. PalTank represents the culmination of two men’s vision, Ken Pomford and Keith Wise, who combined their lifetime knowledge of the wine and spirit industry and the bulk liquid transportation trade. Identifying the need for a specialist logistics company, PalTank Limited was established.
Working from a single office in Formby; Ken, Keith and a small team began with the very first order, loading wine in France with delivery into the United Kingdom. Within months, the order book grew from domestic European movements to deep sea trips across the Atlantic and Indian oceans. With the worldwide alcohol trade growing, PalTank began to arrange transport for the exportation to Europe of many Australian, New Zealand and South African wines; Scottish whisky and English cider; American whiskey and beer, cider, wine and spirits around Europe. PalTank has grown to become a global solution provider for the bulk wine and spirit market, serving over 85 countries, specialising in 45 routes and covering 6 continents.
Even today, PalTank is underpinned by our core family values, with a strong dedication to being environmentally friendly and an on-going commitment to offering the best service to our clients. Our strategy has been developed to continuously improve the performance of the business along with achieving the following goals:
Being green: Minimising environmental impact, lowering our carbon footprint, reducing waste and recycling
Reinvesting in equipment inventory: Increasing our fleet to achieve greater economy of scale and offer competitive prices to our clients
Offering cost effective, bespoke packages: Delivering only the highest level of service, tailored to each client’s needs, at the lowest possible cost
Expanding our network: Entering growing markets and offering exciting new destinations
Creating the end-to-end solution: Providing a more comprehensive multimodal solution to the drinks industry than ever before