The new agreement extends CHEP’s existing provision of pallets to Bob Martin which dates back to April 2010, and will see CHEP deliver 200,000 flows per annum. Key to the deal has been the strength of the working relationship that has developed between the two companies during the term of the previous agreement. Also instrumental is the value for money Bob Martin receives from using CHEP’s industry standard platform and associated levels of customer service.
Bob Martin Operations Director, Will Steele explains the rationale of the agreement from his perspective: “The working relationship we have developed over the past three years is a strong one, and CHEP has taken the time and effort to understand our supply chain intimately. The service offered delivers outstanding value for money, and this new deal reflects this, as well as the level of confidence we have in CHEP’s ability to deliver what they have promised”.
Under the new agreement, CHEP will be supplying approximately 170,000 industry standard B1210A pallets (1200x1000mm) using its Managed Recovery Service and 30,000 B1208A Euro pallets (1200x800mm) per annum for their European customers. In the UK, CHEP offers a range of payment and service models to help its customers maximise efficiency. The Managed Recovery services sees the return of trade quality pallets undertaken in full truck loads by CHEP back to the manufacturer’s location, reducing the total number of vehicle movements while also reducing economic and environmental costs across the supply chain.
CHEP UK & Ireland Managing Director, Howard Wigham, said: “At CHEP, we’re seeking to build better supply chains together with our customers by helping them store, protect and move their products through the supply chain in a cost effective, safe and environmentally sound way. This new agreement reflects this ethos perfectly, and we’re delighted that Bob Martin has committed its future pallet business to CHEP in this way.”
CHEP is the global leader in managed, returnable and reusable packaging solutions, serving many of the world’s largest companies in sectors such as consumer goods, fresh produce, beverage and automotive. CHEP’s service is environmentally sustainable and increases efficiency for customers while reducing operating risk and product damage. CHEP’s 7,500-plus employees and 300 million pallets and containers offer unbeatable coverage and exceptional value, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points in more than 50 countries. Its customer portfolio includes global companies and brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco, Kellogg’s, Kraft, Nestlé, Ford and GM. CHEP is part of Brambles Limited. For further information, visit www.chep.com.