LPR – La Palette Rouge Portugal, a division of Euro Pool Group, has signed an exclusive contract to supply pallet pooling services to Lactogal, a Portuguese agri-food company specializing in dairy products and associated products. Its extensive portfolio of fruit juice, mineral water, and dairy product brands caters to both the Spanish and Portuguese markets. The total number of pallets delivered could reach 8.5 million.
Since April 1, LPR Portugal has been the exclusive pallet pooling service provider to Lactogal. The deal is expected to see 8.5 million pallets delivered in Portugal and Spain. Lactogal has six plants on the Iberian Peninsula that produce its chief milk and dairy brands: Agros, Mimosa, Adagio, Castelões, Matinal, Vigor, and Milhafre dos Açores. The factories also manufacture branded mineral water and fruit juice products. Lactogal is a conglomerate comprising three Portuguese companies, namely Lactogal Produtos Alimentares, Lacticínios Vigor, and Etanor Penha, as well as the Spanish Leche Celta acquired in 2006. Lactogal’s mission is to help people feel good in their daily lives by offering products, including milk, for a natural and balanced diet.
“Plant organization, advanced technological systems, and people – with their competence, skills, and expertise, are the three main pillars of a logistics operation in the agri-food sector,” said José Raimundo, Lactogal’s logistics director. ‘The demands of the modern market, where sustainability is an essential requirement mean that we establish partnerships at each step so that we always provide the best service to our customers. As a business partner, LPR inspires confidence, and we certainly look forward to excellent service from LPR at all stages of the logistics supply chain.”
LPR Portugal’s overall quality of service owes some of its reputation to the quality of the automated procedures in the pallet handling and storage process, as well as its customer relationship management practices.
Flávio Guerreiro, Country Manager of LPR Portugal said, “We are pleased to announce this deal with Lactogal. Lactogal has demonstrated its confidence in LPR Portugal’s ability to deliver. Our team is very aware of the responsibility entrusted to it. We are conscious that a contract of this size will present its own particular challenges, but ones we look forward to tackling!”
LPR Portugal states that its partnership with Lactogal demonstrates the pallet provider’s continued efforts to include major companies across various sectors as its customers. This, it adds, is a result of work the company has already done to ensure that responsive communication and solid customer support are the hallmarks of its human approach to the market. LPR continues to add value as a sustainable link in the supply chain. The announcement of the deal with Lactogal forms part of LPR Portugal’s business strategy: With 6,000 collection points and eight logistics warehouses ensuring the movement and maintenance of more than two million pallets in daily circulation in mainland Portugal and its islands, Madeira and the Azores, LPR Portugal proves its expertise as a specialist in consumer goods handling, with the ability to adapt continuously to customer requirements. Its chief focus remains hassle free pallet management and the simplicity in the management of pallet pooling services.