During 13 years working with Chep, Brian identified a need for a cost effective service to assist business in the proper
management of their hire equipment pool.
In 2003, Brian left Chep and started a business
offering this service. Originally, starting with one contract hiring
3,000 pallets and a small quantity of other equipment.
Over the past 15 years, while concentrating in the management of pallets,
the business has grown to 55,000 pallets under management, for 70 clients;
the majority of which are based in Sydney and Melbourne.
Initially, using the expertise developed in transport strengthened during
employment with Chep, Brian was a sole trader.
However, as the business grew, mainly by recommendation from existing
clients, Gavin White was employed in May 2004.
Gavin's previous work experience was in the building industry but, with a
young family, he was keen to have more flexible working hours.
Eight years on, Gavin's knowledge and experience has developed to a point
where he moved from all management operations for New South Wales, to
be General Manager of the Business.
Prior to working for Pallet logistics, Kylie spent 4 years working for Chep, where she was employed as an Equipment Pooling
Specialist. Handling stock-takes, reconciliations and problem solving, for
a number of multinational Chep customers. This
experience making Kylie extremely well qualified to handle the day-to-day
equipment control needs of our clients.
Kylie left Chep 8 years ago to start a family and
now works for Pallet Logistics as Chief Financial Officer
With continued growth in the Victorian client base, Chris was recruited in
May 2006, as Manager of our Victorian operation. Chris had been working for
one of our clients prior to this time where, as the pallet controller, he
demonstrated the qualities necessary to handle the required duties.
Over the past 6 years Chris progressed in leaps and bounds, now handling
all management operations in Victoria. During this time Chris has been
instrumental in trebling the client base in Victoria and now leads a team
of 4, in that state
As our Victorian operations grew, it became necessary to increase our staff
in that state.
In July 2010, Dave, a long time
friend of Chris, was coaxed from his previous employment to fill the role
of Assistant Manager in Victoria - a position that with previous management
experience, he has handled with ease.
As the business grew in Victoria since Chris joined us, it became necessary
to cover some of the administration duties. In line with our "family
company" philosophy, Chris' wife Ros was an obvious choice.
Having been filling this role for 6 years now, Ros is a real bonus for the
Once again, employing our "family first" policy, when we required
further assistance with administration in Victoria, we offered Erin the
position of Office Administrator.
Over the past 12 months, Erin, along with Ros, have proved invaluable
in removing some of the admin duties from Chris and Dave