Where we came from
As one of the UK’s largest specialist bulk drinks and bulk wine shipping companies, we support some of the most prominent manufacturers and blue-chip companies globally through innovative logistics solutions.
Although we’ve grown, everything that was important to us in the beginning; innovation, customer service and dedication to the bulk wine & spirits industry is still running through the veins of the business today.
We offer a full range of bulk wine bespoke solutions to our customers, assisting with all your logistical needs. Let us help get your products from A to B, including customs and insurance.
Working from a single office in Formby; Ken Pomford, Keith Wise and a small team began with the very first order, loading wine in France with delivery into the United Kingdom.
Over the next year we continued to develop and grow as a team. We outgrew the home office and moved into our first fully operational office. A place we still call HQ today.
In 2004 we started deep sea shipments across the Atlantic and Indian oceans for our worldwide customers.
With the worldwide alcohol trade growing, we began to arrange transport for the exportation to Europe of many Australian, New Zealand and South African wines; Scottish whisky and English cider; American whiskey and beer, cider, wine, and spirits around Europe.
As a company we fully believe in continuous development, from our business, fleet to our staff. This has allowed us to develop into new markets and offer our customers a second to non-service.
Our development throughout the years meant we now have a 2000 strong fleet of food grade containers and split compartment tanks. Allowing us to service both small and blue-chip companies globally.
2019 was an end of an era but the start of a new chapter, as it saw Ken Pomford retire and his daughter Caroline Pomford take over as Managing Director to propel PalTank forward with a new drive and vision.
We have grown from a home office in Formby to become a global solution provider for the bulk wine and spirit market, serving over 85 countries, specialising in 45 routes, and covering 6 continents.
All these years on and although we’ve grown into one of the largest food grade bulk shipment companies, we remain an independent, family-owned business.
Our customer first ethos allows us to provide service focused, tailored solutions to all our global clients. Whether they are a small batch specialist, wine importer or a multinational, multi product household name brand.
Dedicated to the Drinks Industry
We move over 260 million liquid litres every year. We are dedicated to the drinks industry and move nothing but bulk food grade liquids in our ISO and split compartment tanks.