European expert in pallet-pooling, LPR – La Palette Rouge, a division of the Euro Pool Group, is pursuing its network optimisation policy and has announced the creation of a new service centre, located at Contrexéville (FR), close to the factories of Nestlé Waters, a long-standing pallet-pooling customer.
The new LPR service centre is expected to handle a volume of 2.5 million pallets per year. Fully automated, this centre has a pallet sorting and repair facility equipped with an automated paint spraying booth. It will be managed in collaboration with MGE, LPR’s transport and logistics partner in the area.
“This new site is part of our strategy to ensure our service centres are close to our customers – whilst leveraging the expertise of our partners. In addition, our high-quality pallets are even stronger, to meet the specifications required for the increasing automation of our customers; and optimising our transport routes, in line with our environmental policy,” says Pascale Cezard, Network Manager at LPR France, “Our objective is also to provide technicians with new ergonomic workstations that are comfortable and prevent the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) .”
This new service centre increases LPR’s storage capacity, improves the efficiency of its services and optimises supply chain flows in the Vosges region. “Being located close to our customers, LPR is significantly reducing logistics circuits and therefore CO2 emissions, in line with our environmental commitment, an ongoing initiative,” continues Yves Degouve, Regional Manager for LPR France.
About LPR-La Palette Rouge
LPR – La Palette Rouge, a division of the Euro Pool Group, has been specialised in pallet-pooling for 25 years, operating exclusively in the fast-moving consumer goods sector. Thanks to its acknowledged expertise, customer focus and a network of more than 125 service centres throughout Europe, LPR provides a full pallet service to its customers and their retail partners throughout Europe. Using our reusable pallet system, our customers are able to reduce their environmental impact and thereby contribute to the transition to a circular economy across the entire supply chain. www.lpr.eu
About Euro Pool Group
Euro Pool Group consists of Euro Pool System and La Palette Rouge (LPR). Two divisions, each with its own history and own expertise in the area of packaging pooling. While Euro Pool System, with its reusable trays and folding crates, has become the standard in the European chain for fresh and packaged food, LPR with its innovative pooling systems for pallets has assumed a leading position in the FMCG sector.www.europoolgroup.com