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LPR Wins Kellogg's European Pallet Pooling Contract
The European specialist for pallet pooling, La Palette Rouge (a Division of Euro Pool Group), has won the pallet pooling contract for Kellogg's across Europe.
LPR, will be working with the leading producer of cereals exclusively and will build upon its existing contract, which began in October 2008.
The new contract will see LPR, also known as ‘the red pallet people’, manage the entire pallet pool for world-famous Kellogg’s food brands, including: All Bran, Coco Pops, Frosties, Honey Pops, Kellogg's Cornflakes, Special K and Pringles.
Extending the existing UK relationship, Kellogg's has awarded a full pallet contract to LPR in key production countries such as Belgium, Germany, Poland and Spain and will take advantage of LPR’s expert knowledge in FMCG logistics. LPR started working with Kellogg’s in Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain in January 2015, and is celebrating a smooth transition. The new contract will see an estimated volume increase of over two million pallets per year.
One of the key reasons behind this successful changeover has been the committed and capable teams at both companies who have worked closely together in order to implement the new contract.
Leon van Haaster, Sales Director - Strategic Accounts at LPR, said: “I am thrilled to announce that LPR has won the famous Kellogg's contract. We have demonstrated our flexibility and have adapted our services to meet the requirements of the Kellogg's business. We look forward to building on our strong relationship with Kellogg's and creating a comprehensive, bespoke service which serves Kellogg’s needs perfectly, both presently and in the future.”
Polymer Logistics Receives Golden Medal Innovation Award At Macfrut 2015
Polymer Logistics, a leading provider of retail-ready packaging (RRP) solutions, has been presented with a Golden Medal in the Innovation Awards held at the fruit and vegetable trade show, Macfrut 2015, in Rimini, Italy.
Winning in the “Packaging and Material Packaging” category, the original design and manufacture of Polymer Logistics’ Wood Effect crate was recognised.
Macfrut, an international trade show with exhibitors representing the food and vegetable sector, has been running yearly in Italy since 1983. However, the Innovation Awards were launched for the first time at the event this year, which ran from 23rd-25th September. Focusing on environmental and economic sustainability, the Awards were dedicated to reviewing the most technically significant innovations in various categories from packaging and logistics to agriculture and cultivation.
The jury that awarded the Golden Medal to Polymer Logistics was composed of an expert panel of professionals from the food and vegetable sector and industry journalists. Having been announced as award winners at the start of Macfrut 2015, Polymer Logistics had the Golden Medal notification displayed on their stand whilst a formal ceremony took place on Friday 25th, the last day of the show, in which the Innovation Award was presented to Gian Paolo Mezzanotte, Polymer Italy country manager.
Polymer Logistics were also exhibiting its winning product, the Wood Effect crate, over the course of the show. Characterised by the innovative design and manufactured in PP, the plastic crate is foldable, stackable and fully recyclable. It is robust in order to protect perishable contents and improves logistical efficiency with its Active Lock feature so crates can be folded away for more ergonomic transportation and easier handling across the supply chain. Also, while benefiting from being a plastic crate and therefore a more sustainable and hygienic choice for food manufacturers, its wood-like appearance is appealing for a market-fresh impression on food aisles.
LPR Hits Record Heights In Annual Satisfaction Survey
La Palette Rouge (LPR), a division of Euro Pool Group, has scored top marks in its annual survey of retailers.
The latest set of results shows the company has continued to improve its offering and is recognised as the leading pallet pool operator in the UK, scoring 98% good or excellent ratings for pallet quality, 98% for collection handling and 100% for friendliness of staff.
Each year, LPR surveys a selection of its mass-volume drop points to ensure that its values around service and quality are consistently upheld and recognised by those who interact with the company and its distinctive red pallets every day.
This year’s results once again saw LPR rated as better than its competitors in the four core areas of customer service, pallet quality, collection services and enquiry resolution.
Andrew Bradshaw, asset manager at LPR, said: “It’s important for us to measure the perception of our pallets and customer service with the drop points every year, as these are the people who interact with us on a daily basis. We’re delighted to have scored so well yet again, especially in the wake of continued consolidation among our 3PL partners.
“In the past 12 months, we’ve brought on board additional business for Nestlé, Weetabix and Kellogg’s, which has seen even more red pallets making their way into retail drop points up and down the country. It’s vital for us that we continue to maintain the personal touch and high customer service ethic we are known for while our operations grow.
“To consistently achieve such high scores in this independently-conducted survey is testament to the hard work of each and every member of the LPR team. We firmly believe in delivering the best possible service to every single one of our customers and we’re delighted that we’ve been able to reach our high standards once again.”
This is the 12th year in which LPR has conducted the retail drop point survey in the UK. A representative sample of drop points is chosen for interview by a third party and LPR then acts on the anonymous feedback it receives. The research for this year’s survey was carried out in May and June 2015.