2015 marked the eleventh successive year of double-digit growth for IPP Logipal UK & Ireland, part of Pooling Partners, Europe’s #1 integrated full-service pooler and producer of pallets and boxes, and the UK & Ireland’s second largest pallet pooler.
“Pooling Partners in the UK and Ireland saw strong growth in 2015 through winning numerous new customers and extending services to existing customers,” stated Carl McInerney, country director, IPP Logipal UK & Ireland, part of Pooling Partners. “More and more businesses are appreciating the quality of our product, the excellence of our service delivery, the expertise of our people and the value for money we deliver.
“The excellent year of double-digit growth we enjoyed is not only a reflection of the rising demand for smart pallet solutions – pallet trips being an excellent economic barometer – but also our continued focus on exceeding our customers’ service expectations.
“The year saw high customer satisfaction with the level of service provided by the team, which set development benchmarks. It was particularly satisfying that the team reached and surpassed those goals.
“In the UK, Pooling Partners is growing and retaining the right skills and experience to maintain its momentum and continually improve customer satisfaction. Our grassroots approach to employee recruitment, induction and training is also proving effective. More than half of our personnel stay with us longer than six years.
“Innovation is also very much to the fore. The company was the first in Europe last year to introduce a receptacle that complies with the latest requirements for transporting waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
“And Pooling Partners continues to invest in its pooling network. Having a dense network for collection and supply of pallets reduces transport miles: a common target shared with our customers.
“Early indications are that 2016 promises to be another excellent year of growth.”
With a history dating back to 1891, this Dutch family business provides pallet and box pooling services across Europe and is also one of Europe’s largest producers of wooden pallets. It operates three pooling networks in demanding supply chains: the IPP Logipal pool, the European network PAKi Logistics, and its PRS Return System.
The IPP Logipal pool is a leading rental provider of pallets and boxes in fast moving consumer goods and industrial supply chains across Europe. Via an extensive service centre network customers rent IPP pool pallets to store and deliver their brands. By deploying its pooling expertise in recovery and refurbishment, customers of the IPP Logipal pool are provided with pool pallets when and wherever they need them.
Pooling Partners is a long-standing and leading exponent of circular economy models, promoting recovery and continual re-use of durable standard pallets and boxes in efficient and sustainable pooling systems. Its production facilities utilize material from sustainably managed forests and produce and repair over 20 million pallets and boxes per annum from wood that is PEFC™ or FSC® certified.