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Cold Storage Space Will Be Facing High Seasonal Demand This Winter
Monday June 12 2017 03:24
LPR Wins Prestigious EcoVadis Gold Rating
Friday April 21 2017 03:27
LPR Celebrates Egg-cellent End To Q1
Wednesday April 19 2017 04:56
Sedex And Authenticate IS Announce Partnership For Ethical Supply Chain
Friday April 07 2017 04:11
Food Supply Chain Statement To Minister Over Brexit
Monday March 27 2017 03:49
ICE Warehouse Development To Enable Further Business Expansion
Saturday March 25 2017 05:27
Managing Fork Lift Safety In Changing Times
Monday March 20 2017 04:34
Allott & Associates And Onwards Holdings Make Easy Steps To Take Business From Research To Market
Thursday March 16 2017 07:49
Food And Drink Supply Chain Calls For Early Agreement On Future UK Trade With Ireland
Thursday March 16 2017 07:23
Jungheinrich Continues Commitment To Promoting Fork Lift Safety
Monday February 06 2017 04:45
Food Distribution Industry Urged To Combat Food Waste Crisis
Friday February 03 2017 03:24
PSE Celebrates One Year Anniversary
Friday January 27 2017 03:15
CSB Automated System Boosts Delivery Performance By 99%
Monday January 23 2017 14:21
Safe Site Superstars Of The Food Industry
Wednesday January 11 2017 08:06
Tesco Plans To Close Distribution Centres
Wednesday January 11 2017 04:24
Central Foods Awarded BRC Standard
Friday January 06 2017 04:24
LPR UK Announces New Logistics Partnership With W.R. Carter
Monday December 19 2016 05:03
Automated Carrier Solution For Pre-Packaged Food
Wednesday December 14 2016 03:59
Food And Drink Supply Chain Calls For Action To Restore Labour Market Confidence
Monday December 12 2016 04:28
Clegg Food Projects Delivers On Greggs Distribution Centre
Monday November 28 2016 04:41
LPR Expands Capabilities With New Paint Booth At Castleford
Friday November 25 2016 07:19
Ensuring Sustainable Supply Chains: A Bespoke Event For British Business From FDF
Wednesday November 23 2016 04:31
Savoye Targets Growth With New Partnership Strategy
Wednesday October 26 2016 08:38
Onward Invests In Prime Site To Boost Northern Supply Chain
Thursday October 06 2016 04:37
Walki Helps Ecocool With Thermo-Covering
Monday October 03 2016 04:45
BRC Global Standards Professional Awards Launched
Thursday August 25 2016 05:11
Leading UK Food Group Chooses Mitsubishi Forklifts
Thursday August 18 2016 07:56
Courier Express Continues Expansion Amid Growth
Monday August 15 2016 03:52
BRC Publishes Revised Global Standard for Storage and Distribution
Monday August 01 2016 14:12
Walki Helps Ecocool With Thermo-covering
Wednesday July 27 2016 05:16
LPR Goes For Gold With EcoVadis Rating
Tuesday July 05 2016 04:12
FLTA Search Is On For Safety Champion
Wednesday June 15 2016 05:11
19th Project For Greggs With CLEGG Food Projects
Tuesday June 14 2016 07:38
Onward Holdings Goes Green With Renewable Energy Investment
Thursday June 02 2016 04:59
Lengthy Contracts Result In Skills Shortage
Tuesday May 31 2016 07:33
Onward Holdings Will Be Mapping Out Its Key Warehouse Sites At Multimodal
Wednesday May 04 2016 05:59
Customised Stacking Bins Hatteland’s Fully Robotised AutoStore Systems
Thursday April 21 2016 08:38
JBT AGVs: Matching Automation With Application
Friday February 26 2016 11:41
Antalis Packaging To Showcase Latest Packaging Innovations At Foodex
Friday February 26 2016 07:51
LPR Opens New Depots In Partnership With Goggins
Monday February 15 2016 05:20
LPR Announces Two Senior Promotions
Wednesday February 10 2016 06:12
Polymer Logistics To Present At Fruit Logistica 2016 The Newest Member Of Its Market Place Products Family
Thursday January 21 2016 04:12
LPR and Coca-Cola Enterprises Cut Carbon Footprint By 15%
Tuesday January 19 2016 04:10
New Handle Means Easier Operation
Friday December 18 2015 03:52
Take Winter With A Pinch Of Salt
Tuesday December 08 2015 05:24
Good Management Key To Safe Fork Lift Operations
Friday November 20 2015 07:08
Waitrose New art.com Fulfilment Centre Officially Opened
Thursday November 05 2015 06:01
IWM Offers Complete Turnkey Package For Logistics Sector
Monday November 02 2015 04:16
Philip Dennis Foodservice Saves £38,000 In First Quarter Thanks To Fleetmatics REVEAL
Wednesday October 21 2015 07:27
LPR Wins Kellogg's European Pallet Pooling Contract
Friday October 16 2015 03:28
Polymer Logistics Receives Golden Medal Innovation Award At Macfrut 2015
Thursday October 08 2015 04:46
LPR Hits Record Heights In Annual Satisfaction Survey
Monday October 05 2015 07:52
LPR Appoints New Senior Roles To Drive Forward UK And Ireland Expansion
Friday September 25 2015 04:05
Polymer Logistics Takes The Benefits Of Plastic Pallets To The Next Level With The ‘Cleanpal’ Hygienic Pallet
Thursday September 03 2015 05:40
JBT Debuts JayBoT™ AGV At PPMA 2015
Wednesday August 05 2015 08:11
National Fork Truck Safety Conference Gets CPD Seal Of Approval
Friday July 31 2015 03:39
Uncovering Safety Superheroes
Thursday July 23 2015 03:13
Igloo Turns Up The Heat With New Superhero Brand Campaign
Wednesday July 22 2015 07:34
Red Tape Adds £6.4 Billion Onto The Cost Of Distribution In The UK
Tuesday July 21 2015 04:24
New BlueTherm® IR Infrared Non-Contact Wireless Thermometer
Monday July 20 2015 09:27
Investment In New Wash Plant Enables Phs Teacrate To Provide Northern Service
Tuesday June 02 2015 11:49
Overwhelming Success For The Safer Site Programme
Thursday April 30 2015 06:32
Innovative Scheme Allows Co-Op Food To Steer Clear Of Driver Shortage
Friday April 24 2015 09:35
Frontline Packaging impresses Food Service Customer with Atlanta Synthesi Pallet Wrapper
Monday April 20 2015 06:11
G's Fresh Beetroot Scoops Safe Site Award
Thursday April 16 2015 05:44
LPR Celebrates 22nd Year Of Sustained Growth
Thursday April 02 2015 05:59
Yearsley Group Vehicle Goes Diamond To Celebrate 60 Years
Tuesday March 31 2015 07:32
Dailycer Highly Commended In Fork Lift Truck Association Awards
Monday March 23 2015 06:09
Onward Holding The Key At Multimodal To Prime Logistics Sites
Wednesday March 11 2015 12:08
Falling Oil Prices Increase Supply Chain Risk for Food Industry
Tuesday March 10 2015 09:39
Frontline Packaging Beats The Competition For The Supply Of 6 Pallet Wrapping Machines
Tuesday March 03 2015 08:26
JBT Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems at Anuga FoodTec
Friday February 27 2015 10:07
Yearsley Group Celebrate 60 Years With Gala Dinner And £60k Pledge To Charity
Tuesday February 24 2015 13:02
LPR Celebrates Winning Nestlé Account
Tuesday February 17 2015 05:52
Onward Holding The Key To Logistics solutions In The North
Thursday February 05 2015 09:53
Hand Pallet Trucks: Spot The Hazard
Wednesday January 28 2015 07:35
Waitrose To Open New Fulfillment Centre For Online Groceries Sales
Friday January 09 2015 08:27
Ice Cream, You Scream, LPR Screams For R&R Ice Cream!
Thursday November 27 2014 07:29
FLTA launches national Safer Site Programme
Friday November 21 2014 07:45
Red Is The New Green As LPR Delivers Environmental Promise
Tuesday October 14 2014 08:38
UB Goes Down Sustainability Route With Cooking Oil Fuelled Trucks
Tuesday October 07 2014 04:47
£11m Up For Grabs In Improving Food Supply Chain Efficiency Competition
Tuesday September 23 2014 08:23
Reducing Supply Chain Costs With New Plastic Pallet
Wednesday August 20 2014 03:27
New Mitsubishi EDiA EX Forklift Truck Delivers Both Agility And Power
Friday August 01 2014 04:29
ACS&T Announce TICCO Foods Storage Facility Contract Win
Monday July 28 2014 07:14
Fork Lift Truck Association Announces First Safety Conference Practical Safety Panel
Monday July 07 2014 06:29
Premier Grocery Logistics Consolidation Completed
Thursday June 19 2014 05:45
To The Back Of The Store...And Beyond
Tuesday June 17 2014 07:33
Advanced Intralogistics System From CSB-System Speeds Up Food Factory Order And Picking Process
Friday May 30 2014 07:37
Oakland Cold Pallet Storage Gets Green Light For Expansion
Tuesday May 27 2014 10:02
NFT Valued At £60m As Private Equity Snaps Up Tasty Business
Monday April 28 2014 08:49
Britcon Completes Lidl Contract
Wednesday April 23 2014 18:49
Waitrose To Open first National Distribution Centre
Thursday March 27 2014 11:25
Wincanton Wins Sainsbury's London Distribution
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Cranswick Storage Extension Project Last Stages
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Steel Skeleton Completed For New Co-op DC
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Spring Savings On RTP Trays From LINPAC
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
KDH Lift The Roof At Busy Distribution Centre
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Onwards Will Be Showing Off Different Aspects At Multimodal
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Yearsley Goes Global With New Division
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Wincanton Sells Its Stake In Culina
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Onward Showcase Warehousing Portfolio At Foodex
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
RDFL Will Put spotlight On International Operations At Food & Drink Expo
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Rhys Davies Start Freight Forwarding Expansion Plans
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Today's News
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.
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LPR Appoints New Senior Roles To Drive Forward UK And Ireland Expansion
La Palette Rouge (LPR), a division of Euro Pool Group, has strengthened its UK and Ireland management team with two new strategic appointments. The move follows a targeted focus on the UK and Irish markets, leading to record growth for the company, which now handles more than 14 million pallet movements.

Adrian Fleming has taken on the role of UK and Ireland General Manager and Andrew Diston has joined as finance manager. Their roles will help drive the commercial development and operational excellence of the business.

Fleming, a business leader with more than 15 years of experience, said: “This is an exciting to time to join LPR, with new contract wins and company growth. I am looking forward to developing its strategic vision and supporting its continued success.”

Diston added: ““I am delighted to join the team at LPR and am very much looking forward to the challenges of the role.”

They join Andrew Bradshaw (asset manager), Andrew Lee (commercial manager) and Simon Wood (operations manager) in the UK and Ireland management team.

Xavier Goube, managing director of LPR Group, said: “I’m very pleased to welcome Adrian and Andrew to the team. These key appointments reflect our commitment to the UK and Ireland markets, and we will continue to invest in people, facilities and processes to further support our customers and their evolving requirements.

“Our UK and Ireland investment and expansion has definitely paid off; a 40% year-on-year increase in pallet movements has helped increase our market share to 14% of the total UK market.

“We want to keep this momentum going to support our customers and I am confident that our management team has the skills and drive to enable us to continue to grow our market share even more in the future.”

LPR delivered 62 million pallets across Europe in 2014, rising from 53 million in 2013. This is expected to grow further in 2015 due to a number of new contract wins with high profile blue chip FMCG manufacturers, including Nestlé and Kellogg’s.

Last year, expansion saw the company move its UK and Ireland headquarters to a new base in Studley, Warwickshire, and make strategic new appointments to boost its UK and Ireland performance. LPR now has over 40 personnel in the UK and Ireland.
Item last updated:   Thursday September 03 2015 05:40
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Polymer Logistics Takes The Benefits Of Plastic Pallets To The Next Level With The ‘Cleanpal’ Hygienic Pallet
‘CleanPal’ hygienic pallet, the new smart solution recently introduced by Polymer Logistics, challenges its wooden pallet rival with added value features including durability, flexibility and overall cost savings in the supply chain. As food manufacturers increasingly turn to plastic pallets in the face of food hygiene concerns, Polymer Logistics has produced this low cost per unit pallet to offer maximised hygiene as well as more economical and secure transportation and storage of fresh produce owing to its nestable feature.

Being manufactured from high-density polyethylene (HDPE), the ‘CleanPal’ pallet is water-resistant and allow for high-pressure cleaning in between uses. This minimises the risk of infestation, fungi, odour, mould or harmful foodborne pathogens; all of which are considerable threats to both the produce and the food chain. As ‘CleanPal’ is resistant to moisture, weak acids and alkalis, it is suitable for use in other industries, such as pharmaceuticals, which depend on contaminant-free transportation too.

As distinct from a wood equivalent, ‘CleanPal’ pallets are nestable for improved stackability as they fit inside each other rather than sitting upon one another. They thereby help to economise storage area in today’s backroom space-limited retail environments and guarantee optimal loading capacities during transportation and return of empty pallets. Up to three times more pallets can be accommodated on one lorry load, making for opportunities of substantially reduced fuel costs and lower carbon footprints.

The ‘CleanPal’ pallet deck features marked moulded locations with recessed grooves so that it can lock in place the crates that are being transported. Designed to be compatible with the Polynest line of stackable crates from Polymer Logistics, this increased stability is a key feature for food manufacturers aiming to eliminate damage to spoilable, fresh produce on its way to stores. Additional to their more ergonomic shape, the fact that they are made of plastic allows for colour changes, professional branding and RFID tagging.

Another noteworthy advantage of the ‘CleanPal’ hygienic pallet is its capacity for extended years of usage and associated savings, offering a more sustainable investment for both the consumer and the environment. Under standard handling and loading conditions, the expected lifespan of a plastic pallet is approximately ten years, which is significantly longer than that of its wood alternative.

Being free from nails and jagged edges, the risks of handling injuries along the supply chain when using the ‘CleanPal’ pallet are also greatly reduced. With its HDPE structure providing a large strength-to-density ratio (at half the weight of a wood equivalent), it is possible for a ‘CleanPal’ pallet to be lifted by just one person. Their consistent dimensions of 1200 x 1000 x 162mm, ensured by their production in highly polished moulds, guarantee their nestable quality and the size for manufacturers needing to account for precise loading calculations.
Item last updated:   Thursday September 03 2015 05:40
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