IFCO starts RPC production in China

IFCO SYSTEMS, the world’s leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) for fresh food, has announced the opening a production facility for its reusable plastic containers (RPCs) in China in cooperation with POLYTEC GROUP. Starting in April, IFCO is localizing the production of its RPC model Steco 6421 in Tianjin to be used in the Chinese … [Read more...]

CHEP Australia Opens first Upgraded ‘Plant of the Future’ in Melbourne

This February, CHEP Australia officially opened it’s first ‘Plant of the Future’ upgrade in Melbourne. Melbourne –  The CHEP Derrimut Service Centre is the first of four service centers nationally to be upgraded as part of a global plant automation strategy, creating more than a dozen jobs for the local community, greater efficiencies for … [Read more...]

Loscam transforms operations with Thinxtra’s IoT “Track and Trace” solution

After a decade of trialing expensive, complex, and incomplete asset management solutions, Loscam implemented a Thinxtra IoT-enabled “Track and Trace” solution. The implementation unlocked unexpected business value for Loscam, and its customers, by making Loscam’s returnable packaging assets smarter. Today, Loscam customers can make fact-based … [Read more...]

CHEP Meets Unprecedented Surge in Customer Demand

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, CHEP's pallet businesses have successfully met an unprecedented surge in customer demand and processed significantly higher repair volumes with minimal disruption across its service center network, according to Brambles CEO, Graham Chipchase, commenting on the third-quarter trading update from the company. "These … [Read more...]

Australian Truckers Welcome CHEP Australia’s Support

April 16, 2020 - The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has thanked CHEP Australia for their willingness to work with the transport and logistics industry. In a letter to CHEP Australia, the ATA asked CHEP to pause pallet rental payments for trucking businesses holding products that cannot be delivered as a result of COVID-19 … [Read more...]

Smithers forecasts packaging in Asia to reach $458.2 billion in 2024

LEATHERHEAD, Surrey, UK and AKRON, Ohio, USA – 13 March 2020 – There will be a moderate increase in growth for packaging in Asia across the next five years. Asia is now the largest regional market for packaging and the key growth market for the packaging market globally. As such its diverse and rapidly evolving market space presents unique … [Read more...]

Toray Streamlines Logistics by Adopting Labor-Saving Pallets Fitted with Active Tags

Toray Industries, Inc. reports that it has become the first in its industry in Japan to adopt the Smart Pallet®, employing it for shipping resin products around the nation from January this year. Toray is a producer of fibres, textiles, plastic resins, fine chemicals, films and carbon fiber composite materials, medical products, and more. It does … [Read more...]

Horen’s IBC Solution Successfully Completes Life Cycle Testing for Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry

HOREN, a global leader in returnable packaging solutions, has announced the successful completion of life cycle testing for its Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC FC330) for the tomato and fruit processing industries. Horen’s FC330 IBC has been specifically designed to provide tomato and fruit processors with an economical, hygienic and robust … [Read more...]

JD Logistics Drives China’s Logistics Ecosystem Development with Help of EPAL

Partnership with global pallet Leader EPAL to improve efficiency and reduce impact JD Cloud Box will offer online platform, pallet leasing services and repair for EPAL pallets In December 2019, JD Logistics became the world’s first e-commerce platform authorized to leverage the European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL)’s industry-leading … [Read more...]

CHEP Recognized as Leader in Sustainability by APCO

  SYDNEY – 17 December 2019 – CHEP Australia has been recognized as a leader in sustainability at the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation Annual Awards in Melbourne. CHEP, a supply chain solutions specialist, won the overall APCO Sustainable Packaging Excellence award, recognizing dedication to collaboration with customers and to … [Read more...]