LPR La Palette Rouge (LPR), a division of the Euro Pool System Group, has opened a new onsite service center in Azambuja, (near Lisbon) Portugal, in the SONAE Group’s facilities. The move consolidates LPR’s solid and durable partnership with the leading retailer in Portugal. The objectives are to optimize supply chain efficiency and reduce environmental impact.
With the Azambuja center opening, LPR states that it is meeting the expectations of SONAE, whose ecological values are important pillars of the group. The integration of the pallet’s management activities in its own infrastructure enables to deliver an optimized transport network with minimal movement, reducing the number of total transport kilometers.
“We simplify the process, the industrials deliver their products and collect the pallets they need at the same place,” stated Hugo Silva, Operations Manager at LPR Portugal. “This new organization allows reductions in operating costs, clear optimization of transport, and therefore a significant reduction in the carbon footprint.”
This new center is also in line with LPR’s European development strategy, which aims to be as close as possible to its clients in its day-to-day support, with simple and effective management solutions, such as the use of advanced computer tools. From ordering to collection of pallets, LPR teams manage the supply chain by optimizing every step in the process. They provide their clients with a simple, efficient, and sustainable solution.
In 2017, LPR set a goal of working with trading partners to reduce its carbon footprint by 20% per movement in 2025.
“LPR’s activity is directly linked to the circular economy and, as such, the greater the involvement and collaboration of modern distribution, the more impacting the results will be on the environment and the entire supply chain,” stated Flávio Guerreiro, Country Manager at LPR Portugal. “Never has it been more important to foster strategic partnerships that go beyond finances – sustained growth, with modern retail operators, is a key part of the vision for the future of LPR.”
About LPR-La Palette Rouge
LPR – La Palette Rouge, a division of the Euro Pool Group, has been specialized in pallet-pooling for more than 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 centers throughout Europe, LPR provides a full pallet service to its customers and their retail partners. By using its reusable pallet system, LPR states that its 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