Brambles Sells CHEP Recycled to Grey Mountain Partners

Brambles announces the sale of its recycled whitewood pallets business in North America for an enterprise value of US$115 million   Sydney – 9 January 2018: On 11 August 2017, Brambles announced its decision to divest CHEP Recycled, its noncore North American recycled whitewood pallet business. CHEP Recycled provides a network of … [Read more...]

Brambles appoints Laura Nador as President, CHEP North America

  Sydney - 12 December 2017: Brambles has announced the appointment of Laura Nador as President, CHEP North America, effective 1 January 2018. Ms Nador, currently President, CHEP USA, also becomes a member of Brambles’ Executive Leadership Team, reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Graham Chipchase. As President, CHEP North America, Ms … [Read more...]

Why BASF Is Investing in a Smart Pallet Start-Up

Strategic partnership with Ahrma enables new, data-driven business opportunities in this startup for the pooling of smart pallets     BASF to invest €5 million in Ahrma’s technology as part of digital transformation BASF customers and suppliers to profit from increased supply chain transparency through real-time data generated from smart … [Read more...]

Cut the Scrap! 8 Ways to Get Rid of Unwanted Pallets and Crating

Looking for wood recycling opportunities for unwanted pallets and packaging? You can get rid of scrap pallets or crating material quickly, and perhaps sell those unwanted pallets, with a little planning. The accumulation of scrap wood pallets, dunnage and wooden crating is a problem for many facilities. In a perfect world, you would be able … [Read more...]

The Importance of Reverse Logistics for Reusable Packaging and Pallet Management

Industry Panel Offers Reverse Logistics Insights for More Cost-Effective Reusable Packaging and Pallet Management   Reverse logistics is a critical component to the success of reusable packaging and pallet programs. At PACK EXPO 2017, a panel of industry insiders shared insights on how reverse logistics can be managed to help ensure … [Read more...]

Brambles recognized as one of the six global leaders in fighting supply-chain deforestation

Sydney, Australia – 27 November 2017 – Brambles, the global supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries, primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands, has been awarded a position on this year’s Forests A List by CDP, the global environmental disclosure platform. The Forests A List for 2017 is comprised of six global companies … [Read more...]

FEFPEB Congress explores wooden pallets and packaging to 2030

The FEFPEB Congress took place in Maastricht, the Netherlands, exploring wood packaging and pallet industry prospects to 2030. Maastricht, the Netherlands - Almost 25 years ago the Treaty of Maastricht was signed, noted Rob van Hoesel, President FEFPEB, “charging the European Union in higher gear: expanding of EU member states and the … [Read more...]

LPR eliminates empty kilometers with U Log

By pooling their transport flows, the European pallet-pooling specialist LPR-La Palette Rouge (Euro Pool Group) and the logistics company U Log (System U Group) have reduced their transport needs by nearly 28,000 km in a little less than a year. In the framework of its CSR policy, LPR confirms its determination to work with its customers in … [Read more...]

EPAL Expands to Offer CP Pallets

EPAL – the largest quality assurance association for wooden load carriers in the world is introducing quality-assured EPAL chemical pallets. Licences can now be requested from EPAL for quality-assured CP pallets. Düsseldorf, 16th November 2017 – The European Pallet Association  (EPAL) will now support quality-assured EPAL CP pallets. The move … [Read more...]

The military precision at the front line of pallet repair and repatriation

Pooling Partners creates nine jobs by supporting Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company Logistics is a military term applied to the world of commerce, but its meaning has come full circle as former soldiers now form the front line of the supply chain through the repair and repatriation of millions of re-usable wooden pallets for Pooling … [Read more...]