Last year marked the 22nd year of consecutive growth for LPR-La Palette Rouge (a Division of Euro Pool Group). In the process, the European pallet-pooling specialist generated a turnover of greater than 150 million euros for 2014, marking an approximate 15 percent gain versus the previous year.
Pallet services speialist La Palette Rougehas recorded another record year. The provider to fast moving consumer goods providers registered a 15 percent sales boost during the 2014 financial year, ringing up 154 million euros versus 133 million in the previous campaign, in the face of what was considered to be a difficult economic climate in Europe.
“We are permanently out in the field monitoring the needs of our manufacturing customers,” explains Xavier GOUBE, Managing Director of LPR. “With such a widely-dispersed network (94 service centres in 12 European countries) we can adapt our offer constantly to enable us to propose a simple and efficient pooling and management service, to suit changing needs.” Growth was not only measured in turnover but also in terms of pallets delivered to customers, registering 62 million in 2014 versus 53 million in 2013. With new contracts inked with Kellog’s and Nestle, LPR anticipates supplying 70 million pallets in the current year.
GOUBE also attributes growth to “the implementation of increasingly strict quality rules for our pallets. Our network and pallet pool meet the very highest standards in terms of health, safety and hygiene, together with the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures ISPM 15.” Nearly all LPR pallets are PEFC certified, with the company having recently received a CSR rating of 61/100 (SILVER) from the EcoVadis platform, in recognition of its environmental and social performance within the supply chain. “Our rating has improved considerably since 2013,” GOUBE adds.
LPR-La Palette Rouge is a division of Euro Pool Group. The company provides pallet pooling services to manufacturers and distributors in the fast moving consumer goods sector, operating throughout Europe. Euro Pool Group is the leading European provider of logistics services for returnable packaging in the fresh produce sector. Euro Pool Group is made up of two divisions: Euro Pool System (EPS) and la Palette Rouge (LPR).