Jules Destrooper Expands Its Contract with CHEP

Mechelen, 5 August, 2010 – CHEP, the global leader in pallet and container pooling services, announced that Jules Destrooper, the internationally renowned West Flemish biscuit manufacturer, has expanded its contract with CHEP.

Jules Destrooper, a CHEP client for over 10 years, has systematically reduced its use of white exchange pallets in favour of CHEP pallets. Until recently, Destrooper used 3,500 CHEP 1200×1000 millimetre pallets per year for deliveries to the Netherlands and the UK, where this is the standard platform.

Following the expansion, Destrooper will also deliver almond thins, butter crisps and other delicacies from the Destrooper range on CHEP 1200×800 millimetre Euro pallets, an estimated total of 30,000 pallet movements per year. Destrooper will ship these from its distribution centre at Ypres in the Westhoek region of Belgium to its customers in Belgium, France and Poland.

Jules Destrooper CEO Peter Destrooper said: “We have always been very satisfied with the CHEP pallets we used to ship our products, because of their superior quality and availability. This convinced us to expand our agreement with CHEP.”  Another decisive factor was CHEP’s ability to tailor its services to meet Destrooper’s needs; this led to the biscuit manufacturer’s recent collaboration with CHEP to develop a creative and cost-efficient solution for the return of very small numbers of empty pallets from unusual locations across Brussels, including fairs and music festivals.  CHEP is working with Destrooper to encourage incoming raw material and packaging suppliers to switch to use CHEP pallets. Destrooper can then use these pallets for the subsequent distribution of its products, generating both direct and indirect efficiency savings.

Mr Destrooper said: “As a small-to-medium-sized business, you can’t immediately identify e costs that are linked to operating with the traditional white exchange pallet system. Using CHEP’s pooling system is much more straight-forward and the Mechelen, 5 August, 2010 – CHEP, the global leader in pallet and container pooling services, today announced that Jules Destrooper, the internationally renowned West Flemish biscuit manufacturer, has expanded its contract with CHEP.

Jules Destrooper, a CHEP client for over 10 years, has systematically reduced its use of white exchange pallets in favour of CHEP pallets. Until recently, Destrooper used 3,500 CHEP 1200×1000 millimetre pallets per year for deliveries to the Netherlands and the UK, where this is the standard platform.

Following the expansion, Destrooper will also deliver almond thins, butter crisps and other delicacies from the Destrooper range on CHEP 1200×800 millimetre Euro pallets, an estimated total of 30,000 pallet movements per year. Destrooper will ship these from its distribution centre at Ypres in the Westhoek region of Belgium to its customers in Belgium, France and Poland.

Jules Destrooper CEO Peter Destrooper said: “We have always been very satisfied with the CHEP pallets we used to ship our products, because of their superior quality and availability. This convinced us to expand our agreement with CHEP.”  Another decisive factor was CHEP’s ability to tailor its services to meet Destrooper’s needs; this led to the biscuit manufacturer’s recent collaboration with CHEP to develop a creative and cost-efficient solution for the return of very small numbers of empty pallets from unusual locations across Brussels, including fairs and music festivals.  CHEP is working with Destrooper to encourage incoming raw material and packaging suppliers to switch to use CHEP pallets. Destrooper can then use these pallets for the subsequent distribution of its products, generating both direct and indirect efficiency savings.

Mr Destrooper said: “As a small-to-medium-sized business, you can’t immediately identify the costs that are linked to operating with the traditional white exchange pallet system. Using CHEP’s pooling system is much more straight-forward and the service we can provide to our customers is far better as a result. We are able to concentrate on our core business activities, delivering high quality biscuits, while minimising the impact our operations have on the environment.”

“Our aim is to work in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Using the CHEP service, in which pallets continually circulate throughout the supply chain and are maintained on a regular basis, reduces the waste generated from broken, poor quality white-wood pallets and the damage to our products in transit. In addition, because CHEP manages the delivery and collection of pallets in full truckloads, we can reduce empty truck kilometres.”

CHEP Benelux Country General Manager Christophe Campe said: “We are delighted with Jules Destrooper’s decision to expand its contract with CHEP. We will continue to work closely with the team at Jules Destrooper to help it achieve its sustainability targets through the many CHEP environmental initiatives, while delivering an efficient, value for money service.”

ABOUT JULES DESTROOPER Biscuiterie Jules Destrooper was founded in 1886, when the almond thins given by Jules Destrooper to his customers as promotional gifts became so successful that the orders kept coming in. From the early days, the biscuits were sold in the neighbouring countries – France, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Now, almost 125 years later, the biscuits from the extended range are still produced in the same original and honest way.  Today, Jules Destrooper exports its renowned products in the little blue and white packs to 75 countries worldwide, including the United States, Japan, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and Korea. The top four are France, North America, Germany and the United Kingdom.

ABOUT CHEP CHEP is the global leader in pallet and container pooling services, serving many of the world’s largest companies.  The company has more than 7,500 employees and operates in 45 countries. Combining superior technology and an asset base of more than 300 million pallets and containers, CHEP offers its customers exceptional value, a platform that enables reduction in customer product damage, and an environmentally sustainable logistical solution.  Supply chains served include consumer goods, produce, beverage, and the automotive industry.  With global partners that include Procter & Gamble, SYSCO, Kellogg’s, Kraft, Nestle, Ford and GM, CHEP is known for handling the world’s most important products, everyday.  For more information about CHEP, please visit: www.chep.com

Isabel Böhme
Manager, Marketing Communications CHEP Deutschland GmbH +49 (0) 221 93 571137 isabel.boehme@chep.comservice we can provide to our customers is far better as a result. We are able to concentrate on our core business activities, delivering high quality biscuits, while minimising the impact our operations have on the environment.”

“Our aim is to work in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Using the CHEP service, in which pallets continually circulate throughout the supply chain and are maintained on a regular basis, reduces the waste generated from broken, poor quality white-wood pallets and the damage to our products in transit. In addition, because CHEP manages the delivery and collection of pallets in full truckloads, we can reduce empty truck kilometres.”

CHEP Benelux Country General Manager Christophe Campe said: “We are delighted with Jules Destrooper’s decision to expand its contract with CHEP. We will continue to work closely with the team at Jules Destrooper to help it achieve its sustainability targets through the many CHEP environmental initiatives, while delivering an efficient, value for money service.”

ABOUT JULES DESTROOPER Biscuiterie Jules Destrooper was founded in 1886, when the almond thins given by Jules Destrooper to his customers as promotional gifts became so successful that the orders kept coming in. From the early days, the biscuits were sold in the neighbouring countries – France, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Now, almost 125 years later, the biscuits from the extended range are still produced in the same original and honest way.  Today, Jules Destrooper exports its renowned products in the little blue and white packs to 75 countries worldwide, including the United States, Japan, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and Korea. The top four are France, North America, Germany and the United Kingdom.

ABOUT CHEP CHEP is the global leader in pallet and container pooling services, serving many of the world’s largest companies.  The company has more than 7,500 employees and operates in 45 countries. Combining superior technology and an asset base of more than 300 million pallets and containers, CHEP offers its customers exceptional value, a platform that enables reduction in customer product damage, and an environmentally sustainable logistical solution.  Supply chains served include consumer goods, produce, beverage, and the automotive industry.  With global partners that include Procter & Gamble, SYSCO, Kellogg’s, Kraft, Nestle, Ford and GM, CHEP is known for handling the world’s most important products, everyday.  For more information about CHEP, please visit: www.chep.com

Isabel Böhme
Manager, Marketing Communications CHEP Deutschland GmbH +49 (0) 221 93 571137 isabel.boehme@chep.com

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