E-Commerce Solution for EUR Pallets: HiQ Commisoned by JF Emballage

HiQ is helping JF Emballage to create an e-commerce solution to simplify and improve the transport and supply of European pallets. The project, which is subsidised by the EU, is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in Europe by 26,000 tonnes per year with effect from 2013.

“Every day quantities of empty EUR pallets are transported long distances between different companies and intermediaries,” states Jon Carvel, Managing Director of HiQ Öresund. “This gives rise to significant costs as well as having an significant environmental impact. Together with JF Emballage we have created a solution that will enable suppliers, shipping companies and users to buy and sell pallets without intermediaries, at the right price, at the right time and in the right place. This will result in a significant reduction in costs, in the number of journeys and in carbon dioxide emissions.”

Jon Carvell, MD HiQ Öresund together with Marie Brandt Hansen and Roger Eriksson, JF Emballage

Thanks to the new system, by 2013 carbon dioxide emissions are expected to be reduced by 26,000 tonnes per year through the fact that there will be 50,000 fewer journeys by heavy goods vehicles transporting empty EUR pallets. This will save 10 million litres of diesel per year!

“We chose HiQ based on its expertise and flexibility as regards the creation of web-based commerce solutions,” says Roger Eriksson, Project Director at JF Emballage. “In addition, this market place is a long-term investment – so our partner needs to have a strong history and a stable position going forward. HiQ meets these requirements and we are looking forward to continuing to work successfully together.”

“HiQ has many years’ experience and a strong position in commerce and web-based commerce solutions,” says Lars Stugemo, President and CEO of HiQ. “We see this as one of our strong growth sectors, with expertise in this area increasingly in demand from the market. JF Emballage is doing a fantastic job in creating a more environmentally friendly transport alternative. We at HiQ are proud to be a part of streamlining the process and we are now looking forward to our continued good cooperation.”

JF Emballage is a full service supplier of wooden packaging. The company was established in 1994 and is today one of the leading players in the field in Denmark, with subsidiaries in Germany and Sweden. JF Emballage’s mission is to win the confidence of customers and suppliers by always putting service and precision first – in everything from tailored solutions to fast, smooth delivery.

HiQ is an IT and management consultancy company focusing on high-tech solutions in the fields of communications, software development and simulation technology. The company is a leading player in these fields and the Nordic region is its domestic market. HiQ employs more than 1,000 people at offices in the Nordic region and Eastern Europe. HiQ is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Mid Cap. For more information, please visit www.hiq.se

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