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New appointment to fuel Y Pellets continued growth

Y Pellets Ltd one of the UK's fastest growing independent wood pellet brands has announced the appointment of Chris Wilson as General Manager. The appointment comes on the back of ambitious expansion plans including a recent announcement to invest around GBP 10 million (≈ EUR 11.3 million) this year alone in the construction of a new state-of-the-art wood refinery in Goole, East Yorkshire.

Y Pellets’ newly appointed General Manager, Chris Wilson, who will play a key role in the UK company’s growth plans (photo courtesy Y Pellets).

According to a statement, Chris brings over 17 years of operations management, logistics as well as import and export experience to Y Pellets which supplies high quality, sustainably-sourced, biomass wood pellets to homes, private and public sector businesses across the UK.

He will play a vital role in the company’s strategic growth, establishing maximum distribution capability nationally as well as working closely with the company’s European pellet manufacturing plants to coordinate transportation and delivery of thousands of tonnes of sustainable wood pellets direct to a dedicated 5 000-tonne storage facility at the Port of Goole.

Chris is an integral part of the management team and brings a very professional and high level of expertise in terms of coordinating, organising and managing the supply of wood pellets from initial transportation through to overseeing deliveries and final customer distribution. His logistics and operational experience is second to none and as we continue to develop and expand the business, his knowledge will allow Y Pellets to provide a unique, all-encompassing level of service to its UK clients, commented Neil Holland, Managing Director, Y Pellets.

Chris, from Hull, has worked for various national and European companies at management level including timber import organisations, transportation and logistics companies as well as supply chain service providers operating worldwide.

Y Pellets is one of the fastest growing companies within the UK’s renewables energy and biomass fuel sector so to be part of the company from the start and play a dedicated part in its growth and continued success is a great position to be in. The team brings the very highest level of expertise across all areas of the business and this, along with our drive and exceptional standard of product, sets us apart from the rest of the industry so I’m delighted to be part of it, said Chris Wilson.

Y Pellets delivers premium quality, ENplus, biomass wood pellets to private homes and businesses including hotel venues, care homes, manufacturers and public sector organisations throughout the UK. The company recently announced plans for a new, multi-million-pound wood refinery, the first of its kind in the UK and only the second of its kind to be built in the world due to advanced patented processes.

The development, to be built and operated by ARC Applied Sciences which has already constructed and operates an advanced European wood fibre processing and pellet manufacturing plant in Austria, will revolutionise supply to the UK’s biomass energy market and provide a boost to the region’s economy and wider Northern Powerhouse growth strategy.

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