The Panther Group, one of the UK’s leading two-person delivery provider, has extended its offering into Republic of Ireland following its success in the UK and Northern Ireland. In order to assist with this, Panther will be joining forces with Dublin-based pallet network PalletXpress, which will carry out deliveries from their central hub in Dublin on Panther’s behalf along with the assistance of five of their partners.
Working to Panther’s model, the introduction of the two-person next day and customer day of choice calendar service into Republic of Ireland will be a first for the country. Last year the British broadcasting company appointed Panther as its sole delivery partner for their Sky Glass product which offers premium sound and picture quality as well as strong eco credentials.
Since the launch of Sky Glass last October, Panther has achieved a 99.8 per cent on time delivery rate over this period. As a result of their initial success, Panther has had its contract extended into the Republic of Ireland and will be utilising the expertise of PalletXpress to facilitate the delivery of Sky Glass products to consumers in the country. PalletXpress will mirror Panther’s offering in the UK, where they will be providing delivery to room of choice with assembly of the stand and attachment to the TV, premium time slots, collections, exchanges, removal of all packaging upon the request of the customer. Removal of old non-Sky TVs for recycling is also being offered.
In order to ensure the transition was seamless, Panther mentored PalletXpress throughout the entire onboarding process, as explained by Tom Carr, Managing Director at PalletXpress commented: “Although traditionally PalletXpress has predominantly operated as a pallet network, we have realised that in order to further develop the business, it is important we look at other market sectors. This is why we’re delighted to be awarded with the opportunity of partnering with Panther Group in assisting in the delivery of Sky Glass products to consumers throughout the Republic of Ireland. With last mile delivery services being limited in the Republic of Ireland, the opportunity to work with both Sky and Panther Group in helping to extend their services into the country is extremely exciting.”
Gary McKelvey, Managing Director at Panther Group added: “We are delighted to be extending our services into Republic of Ireland on behalf of Sky as we broaden our scope in delivering their Sky Glass product. Having been awarded the contract for UK and Northern Ireland last October, the journey so far has been extremely positive. The contract was a significant milestone within the Panther Group timeline, and the opportunity to broaden the relationship into Republic of Ireland is a huge honour. We are also delighted to be working alongside PalletXpress, a company with a glowing reputation, and are confident that they will provide a seamless and professional service offering to consumers throughout the Republic of Ireland.”