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Our network

A first class network well above the competition

National network, local support

Be a part of Team UPN.
Stronger together.

UPN operates a simple and effective hub and spoke distribution system specifically for palletised freight.

The system links the national UPN network of 90+ member depots that collects and delivers freight every day from across the UK, and Europe.

A SmartHUB
- with really smart technology

UPN SmartHUB is a purpose developed 300,000 sq. ft. central sortation facility able to sort up to 15,000 pallets per night.

Over £3,000,000 has been invested in a facility that meets the exact requirements of the UPN network. The whole nationwide UPN operation is fully supported by "SmartHUB IT".
"SmartHUB IT" is a bespoke internally created technology platform that manages both centrally and across the UK providing full support to all partner members.

The powerful new contactless system drives optimum performance across all aspects of UPN’s nationwide operations.


Up to 10,000 pallets, received, scanned, checked, sorted, and released every night.
Working in harmony, UPN and partner members provide industry-leading service for palletised freight. Each UPN partner member collects freight daily from their allocated postcode areas for consolidation onto trunk vehicles for nightly shipment to UPN SmartHUB.

Once nightly trunks reach UPN SmartHUB, each pallet is checked, scanned in, and sorted.
Outbound freight is loaded onto each return trunk for each partner member responsible for delivery, carefully checked, scanned out, and released for onward delivery.

Freight is shipped to the partner member delivery depot, unloaded, checked, scanned, and sorted for final delivery by one of over 5,000 local vehicles.

Instant live signature capture via UPN SmartPOD ensures that “proof of delivery” signatures are available immediately.
A First class network with first class support
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• A proven distribution system
• Maximises fleet utilisation
• National network, local service
• Maximises green credentials
• Optimises operational efficiency
• Safe, secure and highly flexible
• Supported by cutting edge IT

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Some background on UPN
With over 20 years of success and growth we have a solid past that is looking forward and investing heavily in the future of logistics.
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