January 2013 heralds the rebranding of reusable packaging and plastic pallet providers Linpac Allibert and Schoeller Arca Systems (SAS) under a unified brand – Schoeller Allibert. This follows the Linpac Allibert acquisition back in March 2012 by One Equity Partners, the controlling SAS stakeholder. With its headquarters located in the Netherlands, the combined firm has in excess of 40 production and sales operations. This includes almost all European countries, as well as in the Americas and Asia. The product range includes foldable large and small containers, bulk containers, plastic pallets, stackable and nesting crates as well as dollies and lids.
Schoeller Allibert says that customers will benefit from a greater range of products and services, including a complete range of reusable packaging, cost analysis, product design and production, pooling and rental programs, as well as recycling at end of product life. The range of products includes foldable containers, plastic pallets, dollies and lids, bulk containers, as well as stackable and nesting crates. Well known brands will be retained, including the Magnum Optimum, Maxinest tray, and Maxipac bulk unit, as well as Schoeller’s reputation for innovative solutions.
“As the two businesses complement each other so well, it made sense to rebrand them as one company, combining not only their strengths, expertise and innovative product ranges but also their names, to create a single world leading reusable transit packaging business,” offers Eric De Bokx, CEO of Schoeller Allibert. “Our customers can now access a wider product portfolio and streamlined order processing facilities.”
“In a world that depends on logistics and transport, all shipped in packaging materials, we need to reduce the environmental damage caused by packaging waste. The use of plastic returnable transit packaging is growing rapidly as a result and now Schoeller Allibert is best placed to help our customers in many different industries throughout the world, to find the right system for their business,” Eric concludes, stressing the importance of innovation and opportunities offered through its large research and development center.