CHEP New Zealand Introduces Solutions Portfolio to Provide More Value Throughout Supply Chains

In following with launches in other CHEP markets, CHEP New Zealand has announced a new range of solutions designed to help customers transform their supply chains for sustainable, long-term change. These solutions, available immediately, build on the company’s extensive 60-year experience in supporting the supply chains of local, national and … [Read more...]

Wisconsin Wood Pallet Operator Pleads Guilty to Illegal Use of ISPM 15 Stamp

The site manager of a Wisconsin wood pallet and packaging supplier has entered a guilty plea in federal court to charges of using ISPM 15 stamps to mark untreated wood, resulting in almost $350,000 in losses to Wisconsin companies, according to reports (Upper Peninsula Breaking News and Manitowoc Herald Times Observer.) The defendant, Russel … [Read more...]

Rallying Together to Support Growers Impacted by Recent Floods in Adelaide

Updated: 22 February 2017   300 growers and 1,500 hectares of crops destroyed due to extreme weather $50 million approx. in damages and losses A united effort raises $152,000 for SA Growers Flood Appeal Late last year, close to 300 growers with an estimated 1,500 hectares of land in the Northern Adelaide Plains were … [Read more...]

CHEP Selected by FMI-GMA Trading Partner Alliance to Develop Unsaleable Goods Reduction Blueprint

Findings and Best Practices to be Presented at 2017 TPA Supply Chain Conference CHEP, a global provider of supply chain solutions serving the consumer goods, fresh food, beverage, manufacturing and retail sectors, has been selected by the Trading Partner Alliance (TPA) as its expert partner to help reduce unsaleable goods in the consumer … [Read more...]

Goplasticpallets Reports Increased Interest in Its Square Pallets

A rise in demand for 1200mm x 1200mm plastic pallets drums up business  Sales of “square” 1200 x 1200mm pallets have risen in recent months thanks to growing demands from companies within the liquids and chemicals sector, according to a release from, the UK’s leading independent supplier of plastic … [Read more...]

Brambles Announces 1H17 Results

A month after cautioning that it would fall short of its anticipated targets for the first half, Brambles has announced its 1H results. The company generated sales revenue of US$2,744.7 million in the six months ended December 31, 2016 (1H17), up 4% on the previous corresponding period. (To view the entire release, click here). Constant-currency … [Read more...]

EPAL Repaired and Manufactured a Combined Total of 105.5 Million Pallets in 2016

“EPAL in oval” has firmly established itself as a global brand for pallets in only three years.  In 2016, the European Pallet Association achieved another record result of 105.5 million EPAL pallets in total (production and repair): up 4.35% in comparison to the previous year. Production figures rose by 8.93% to 80.5 million EPAL pallets, … [Read more...]

JR Simplot Switches to Aluminum Pallets for Idaho Processing Facility

J.R. Simplot, one of the world's largest private food and agribusiness companies, recently made a change in the pallets it uses inside its 380,000-square-foot processing facility in Caldwell, Idaho. At any given time, more than 24,000 pallets are in circulation for transporting finished products - from frozen French fries and veggies to packages to … [Read more...]

Pallet Pooling in Real Time: Over 40 Years Service and Continued Technology Leadership for Japan Pallet Rental

With a pool of over 8.5 million pallets, Japan Pallet Rental Corporation is the leading pallet rental provider in Japan. And while it was launched as wood pallet rental service back in 1971, it began introducing plastic pallets in 2000. Today, plastic pallets encompass over 65% of its pallet inventory, and almost 100% of those plastic pallets are … [Read more...]

Axios Mobile Assets Ceases Logistics Operations – Reviewing Alternatives

Axios Mobile Assets Corp. (TSX VENTURE: AXA) announced on February 10, 2017 that as a result of its inability to raise additional financing that it is ceasing its logistics operations effective immediately and has laid off of the majority of its employees. The company will continue to retrieve its pallets that are in circulation but once retrieved … [Read more...]