North Yorkshire, Transport & Distribution

Award-winning haulage based from Bowker’s Selby distribution centre. Whether it's a single pallet or a full trailer load, Bowker are able to provide North Yorkshire based business with the full range of distribution services.

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Situated off Barlby Road, Bowker's Selby Distribution Centre provide a high quality haulage service, offering UK wide next-day delivery. Utilising a modern fleet of curtain sided vehicles Bowker specialise in providing innovative and flexible transport solutions.

The operation is supported by industry leading technology and dedicated customer service teams who are on hand to answer ad hoc queries.

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Bowker were established in 1919, our portfolio of longstanding North Yorkshire based customers include some of the region’s leading manufacturers, distributors and producers - testament of Bowker's reputation and high service levels.

  • From 1 pallet to full loads
  • Nationwide next-day delivery
  • Shareholders members of Palletline
  • Founding members of Hazchem
  • Online tracking & portal
  • Dedicated planning & customer service teams
  • Time deliveries
  • Tail lift vehicles
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Shareholder members of Palletline

Bowker are shareholder members of Palletline, the UK's only member-owned network and the original palletised freight distribution company.

Palletline offers industry leading quality providing confidence that our customer's deliveries will be made on time and in full. Continuous innovation ensures our customers have a leading edge in today's challenging and competitive environment.

Bowker's Selby Distribution Centre can service all parts of North Yorkshire including York, Goole, Howden, Thirsk, Selby, Drax, Bridlington, Scarborough, Malton, Pickering, Driffield and Dunnington.

Palletline is the only pallet network to hold Amazon's preferred carrier status for inbound deliveries meaning we can deliver your pallets to Amazon quickly and efficiently.

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Responsible for North Yorkshire territory for the Hazchem Network

As well as dedicated ADR transport services, Bowker are also founding members and the largest inputter into The Hazchem Network, the only pallet network dedicated to chemicals. Bowker’s membership allows for hazardous consignments to be distributed throughout the UK with maximum efficiency.

In 2021, Bowker’s Selby Distribution Centre became responsible for Hazchem’s YO postcodes and are responsible for large parts of North Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.

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Warehousing in North Yorkshire

Bowker have 3 warehousing facilities in North Yorkshire, a 25,000 m² food grade distribution centre in Selby; Ripon’s 20,000m² COMAH distribution centre and facilities in York ranging from 185 m² to 4645 m².

In total, we offer over 1.2 million ft2 of racked and block storage managed by highly trained operators supported by industry leading IT Systems.

  • Fully compliant
  • Pick & Pack
  • Online stock visibility
  • Added value services

Contact us

Email us at enquiries@bowkergroup.co.uk, call us on 01772 628800 or complete our quick form.

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Logistics driven by technology

With real-time data, end-to-end traceability and customisable reporting Bowker’s Transport Management systems provide our customers with full transparency.

Our modern fleet of vehicles are equipped with the latest satellite technology which not only allows us to keep track of vehicle activity but also enables intelligent route planning saving valuable time and fuel. This efficiency is crucial when evaluating the environmental impact of supply and logistics which is becoming increasing important to our customers. Find out more about how Bowker are utilising technology to build a more sustainable operation.

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