Box Washing in the Automotive Sector

UK reusable packaging provider PPS Midlands has commenced two new washing  for component suppliers to the automotive industry.

The PPS site at Measham, just north of Birmingham, offers contract washing at its state-of-the-art industrial wash facility where it can wash a range of different box dimensions to the highest level and degree of cleaning. Plastic boxes, crates, attached lid containers and collapsible boxes can all be catered for, and there is also a pallet wash facility on site.

PPSPPS has been washing plastic trays, crates, boxes and pallets for a number of years at Measham and has traditionally washed for various sectors, including food, retail and pharmaceutical industries. Now however they have secured new business washing boxes for two key suppliers to the automotive sector and are targeting this area for further growth.

One of these companies supplies fuel filters for the automotive and heavy duty markets and the other is a key player in fastener distribution services and inventory management solutions.

In both cases, plastic boxes were used to transport and store high value components – filters and industrial fasteners – and needed to be washed after each use of the boxes to ensure no contamination. PPS has long experience washing to the exacting standards of the food industry and can provide traceable data and swab test results for all boxes washed. PPS is accredited to ISO 22000.

PPS Midlands has a sister company PPS East Ltd in Grimsby which is in effect a similar type and size of operation to Measham, and again largely servicing the food and retail sectors, although recent expansion of the Grimsby operation has allowed that site to expand into new sectors.

Director of PPS, Iain McArthur said “The core business of our sites is the provision of services connected to returnable transit equipment such as plastic crates, boxes and pallets. This may include equipment rental, pooling services, online asset tracking and of course contract washing. Our business has developed and expanded mainly within the food and retail sectors, but when we were approached by these two companies within the automotive sector it quickly became clear that they were impressed by our level of knowledge of industrial scale washing gained over many years.

PPS is shortly to embark on a marketing initiative within the UK automotive sector offering wash, equipment management and pooling services mainly to component suppliers.

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