One of Denmark’s most successful pallet companies, Provipal, will be the latest addition to the Nordic region’s leading return logistics company, SmarRetur. With a solid establishment in southern Denmark, the overall SmartRetur provides wider coverage throughout the Nordic region.
A natural step to increase quality and ensure quantity
Provipal’s founders René Kjeldsen and Mikkel Jørgensen agree that this collaboration will mean more power for Provipal’s customers as well as a better and more long-term perspective for the company.
With SmartRetur’s network, we are automatically guaranteed a better flow and together we can aim even higher, according to the Provipal founds, René and Mikkel. In addition, the increasing shortage of pallets and the raw material situation will create unpredictability for smaller players, while the larger ones will be better able to manage resources across borders.
A leading company with growth potential
Executive Vice President of SmartRetur, Søren Eriksen, is pleased that Provipal wants to become part of the Scandinavian SmartRetur family.
“Provipal is a successful company, and we look forward to starting a collaboration with such good and talented people. Provipal will continue as its own brand and do things their own way, but integrated into a larger network. We have growth plans for existing and new customers in the Nordic region, and we are working to expand the service offering with innovation and new initiatives, he commented.
Smart is the first name
René and Mikkel are also convinced that SmartRetur’s market-leading IT portal will be a plus for the company and its customers.
-Everyone is talking about digital control and an automated environmental accounting that no one else in the industry offers. Once we get it in place, our customers will be able to optimize their flow and resource consumption to an even greater degree, they conclude.
Great potential together
The Danish director of SmartRetur, Henrik Skøtt, has in the last many years gained a good knowledge of Provipal and knows what they stand for, which has not made him less enthusiastic.
“Together we are stronger, and together we can raise the level in this industry one more notch, which would be challenging for each of us. Everyone has predicted a consolidation of the return logistics sector, and it is fantastic to sit in the driver’s seat with other talented players,” Skott said.
Facts about SmartRetur
With its activities in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, SmartRetur is the Nordic region’s leading player in return logistics with a turnover of 50 million euros. The company was established in 2001 and is today owned by the Norwegian PE fund Norvestor and employees.
Provipal was founded in 2009 by René Kjeldsen and Mikkel Jørgensen. With their many years in the industry, they have established themselves as a significant player in the Danish market. They have been named a Gazelle Company five times. An extremely successful company with a turnover of approx. DKK 100 million.
Source: Smart Retur