Since our inception in 1992, PET has gained a wealth of experience and expertise in the provision of a wide range of warehousing and distribution services, for businesses of all sizes, all from our base in East Goscote, Leicestershire.
Being centrally located and close to the motorway and major road networks, allows us to service the whole of the UK, and gives our fleet of vehicles easy access to various ports for continental and international deliveries.
Our aim, as a leading independent haulier, storage and distribution specialist, is to provide the best possible warehousing and transportation for existing and new clients, whatever their needs and expectations.
By managing our own warehousing facilities and fleet, we can guarantee the levels of service which you, as a customer, can expect from us, and we have acquired an enviable reputation for our flexibility and innovation, and for the speed and manner in which we deal with clients. We understand that your needs are changing to meet new demands on your business, and that you expect our responses to evolve to meet those demands.
Whatever your storage and distribution needs, national or international, one-off or regular deliveries, you can be sure we will be able to meet whatever challenge you set us, irrespective of how demanding it might be, and we will always provide you with an unrivalled service.
Our team of fully trained, experienced staff are on hand to provide a friendly and professional service to all of our customers, whether we are dealing with one pallet or thousands. With our flexibility we feel we can deal with most requests asked of us.
“We’ve travelled 500 miles with a rubber ring for a Massey Ferguson combine harvester
and delivered virtual reality machines to a yacht in the south of France”
PET (Pauline Edwards Transports) was established in 1992 in a spare bedroom at the home of the founder Pauline Edwards, initially offering transport solutions.
Challenging the stereotypical expectation of transport being a male dominated industry, Pauline gave up her secretarial work to start a haulage company. She was joined a few weeks later by her 19 year old daughter Vanessa, who also took a career change from a horse groom to the companies first van driver. The fledgling companies first vehicle was a 4 year old Fiat Forino van, but as demand grew it was followed soon afterwards by a Ford Transit and a second driver.
Experiencing rapid growth over the first year, they moved from Pauline’s spare room into a small storage and office unit of just 500 square feet, where growth continued.
In 1994 (the day after her 21st birthday) Vanessa passed her class 1 HGV driving test in 5 days, first time. Within two months she also passed her CPC then applied and was granted an operating licence allowing them to carry goods in HGV’s. PET could finally get their first tractor unit, a D reg Scania 112, Vanessa’s pride and joy complete with chrome chippendales bolted to the grill!
Over the next three years there were many early mornings and thousands of miles. She was met with mixed opinions being a female truck driver and took great pride in proving them wrong and showing up many male drivers.
In 1997 Vanessa packed up her CB as the company was still growing and she needed to spend more time in her transport manager role in the office. Now employing drivers and using sub contractors the company was going from strength to strength.
In 1999 Vanessa became managing director with Pauline taking more of a back seat. By 2004 Pauline had took full retirement and Vanessa continued to take the company onto further expansion and success.
In 2000 PET ventured into warehousing getting their first 22,000 square foot warehouse in Queniborough, Leicestershire. Over the next ten years demand grew and in 2010 PET moved again into their current home in East Goscote, boasting 50,000 square feet of secure storage space, which is constantly used by a wide range of clients, storing reels of paper to food packaging, for short, medium or long term storage.
The move into being a Palletways depot in early 2017, has grown the business further. The need for more vehicles and trailers for the Palletways network along with increasing our knowledgeable, professional, hard-working team of drivers, warehouse operatives and office staff.
Now in 2019, due to demand, we have expanded our storage capacity from 55,000sqft to 70,000sqft.
The story continues…