pointGUARD Pallet Protection Systems Inks European Partnership Agreement

Marc Pronilow, COO of ILS; Philipp Mintchin, President & CEO of ILS; Wayne Randall, President of UPSI; Victor Minchin, General Director of ISM; and Callen Cochran, Business Development Manager of UPSI and The pointGUARD Pallet Protection Systems.

Marc Pronilow, COO of ILS; Philipp Mintchin, President & CEO of ILS; Wayne Randall, President of UPSI; Victor Minchin, General Director of ISM; and Callen Cochran, Business Development Manager of UPSI and The pointGUARD Pallet Protection Systems.

United Pallet Services, Inc. (UPSI) has granted ILS Global GmbH – Innovative Logistic Solutions of Zag, Switzerland exclusive rights to sell, market, and manufacture all of the products from its new division, The pointGUARD Pallet Protection Systems in Europe. This agreement will also cover Russia and Israel.

“We are proud to announce that we have partnered with a company that has the tenacity, knowledge and dedication to navigate the European market,” said Wayne Randall, President of United Pallet Services, Inc. “I can say without any reservation that ILS is the right fit in The pointGUARD family. The European market is complex and tightly regulated and they have what it takes to launch the pointGUARD into Europe.”

The pointGUARD Pallet Protection Systems has developed and patented unique plastic inserts that attach to the entry points of a wood pallet, protecting it from forklift and strapping damage while also defending the product traveling on the pallet as well.

ILS is a logistics company, whose parent company, ISM Interservice, has been in business for over 20 years. Its primary business is manufacturing food ingredients and additives as well as managing their logistics services with their products. They also contract with other companies to handle their logistic services. In addition to Switzerland, ILS and its parent company have offices in Dusseldorf, Germany; Moscow, Russia; Shanghi, China and are in the process of opening an office in Holland.

Philipp Mintchin, President and CEO of ILS Global GmbH said “when I first heard about The pointGUARD, I knew immediately that this is a winner. Being able to improve the pallet, which is the heart of logistics, without amending the pallet itself, is the best Innovation I have seen in a long time. I am very proud to belong to The pointGUARD family now and believe that this product will soon be seen every day on pallets in shops such as your local supermarkets.” ILS has already begun the process of creating a steel mold for the 1200mm x 800mm Euro pallet due to interest from several large corporations. “The pointGUARD combines and maximizes the two major factors which new products in the European logistics market need…efficiency and effectiveness,” said Marc Pronilow, COO of ILS. He went on to so that “The pointGUARD attacks the obvious problem that any wooden pallet in any application faces…forklift damage.”

Earlier this year, UPSI made another licensing agreement, with Mexico, Central America, South America and The Caribbean contracted to Grupo Mitasa of San Jose, Costa Rica. “Our family continues to grow at a pace that I could never have predicted,” Randall said, “we are quickly becoming a global operation that is dedicated to ushering in a new era for the wood pallet.” This year, United Pallet Services also joined the Reusable Packaging Association and displayed at the Reusable Packaging Pavilion held in conjunction with PACK EXPO.

For more information, visit www.unitedpalletservices.com.

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