Albert is the centre of attention at Super Hub opening

Our iconic 1950’s truck was the topic of conversation between the Guest of Honour, The Princess Royal and the Directors of a Lancashire haulage company, at the opening of Palletforce’s Burton upon Trent Super Hub on 5th October.

Princess Anne, having unveiled a plaque to mark the SuperHub’s official opening, in front of representatives of Palletforce’s 100 members, was presented with a model Palletforce truck by Connor Wilkinson, a member of the Palletforce Apprentice Academy.

The Princess Royal then took time to view the exhibits in the “Transport Through the Ages” display and took an interest in the Fagan & Whalley liveried 1952 Albion Chieftain, spending time with Directors Graham and Stephen Fagan, enquiring about the business’s heritage over the last 90 years.

Graham Fagan said, “It was fantastic that the Princess Royal took the time to congratulate Fagan & Whalley on their 90th Anniversary and took a keen interest in the latest developments and future plans for the company.”

Stephen Fagan further commented “As a founding organisation of Palletforce, it was an honour to be asked to exhibit our vintage vehicle at such a prestigious event and we are delighted to have been part of the development of the Palletforce brand over the last 16 years.”

After the visit, Michael Conroy, CEO of Palletforce, said: “We were thrilled to welcome HRH The Princess Royal for what is the start of a new era for Palletforce. We’ve come a long way since her last visit in 2008, and the new £50m SuperHub represents an emphatic expression of confidence in our future.