Mayo firm’s contribution noted in Small Firms Award

East West Express, the Mayo member for The Pallet Network (TPN ), has been noted for contributing to TPN being highly commended in the environmental sustainability category at this year’s annual Small Firms Association (SFA ) Awards. The Pallet Network (TPN ) is one of Ireland’s leading freight, transport, and logistics services providers and East West Express, based in Charlestown, Co Mayo, is one of the 23 regional national network carriers for TPN.

East West Express, founded by James Marren more than 25 years ago, operates a fleet of 10 vehicles from its state-of-the-art facilities. The company is based in a 10,000 square feet warehouse and employs 13 full-time staff. James Marren, principal, East West Express, said, “Despite the continuing economic downturn, we have focused on becoming as lean as possible, cutting costs while maintaining services. Being part of TPN, a multi-million euro network, enabled the company to grow because of the support and encouragement from the other network members. This year we are going to focus on staying lean and providing the best overnight service and the best customer service. These are the initiatives that helped us thrive in 2011. We are looking ahead to a successful 2012 and hoping to be shortlisted again next year in the SFA awards.”

Seamus McGowan, managing director, TPN added: “The efforts of members like East West Express have meant that we are meeting the needs of both small and large enterprises and keeping our services levels as high as ever. We hope to continue this success throughout 2012.”

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