Gomez picks Pooling Partners for quality pallets
Gomez, one of the UK’s largest and best known produce companies, supplying a major FMCG multiple, together with wholesale, c-store and foodservices sectors, has awarded a rolling contract to Pooling Partners, one of the leading pallet and box rental providers to fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) supply chains and to industrial sectors across Europe and the UK & Ireland’s second largest pallet pooler.
Scott Rutherford, associate director finance, at Gomez said: “We switched to Pooling Partners for two main reasons – to reduce our costs and to secure improved pallet quality, which has resulted in less downtime and sortation.
“The service provided by the commercial team at Pooling Partners has been first class with a dedicated day-to-day point of contact. Pooling Partners has demonstrated a flexible approach to our business and truly understands our needs. The resulting partnership we have established between our two companies is proving rewarding on both sides.”
Carl McInerney, country director, IPP Logipal UK & Ireland, part of Pooling Partners commented: “Gomez is a significant new contract win and adds to our growing FMCG client portfolio. The produce company was impressed with our collaborative approach and is benefiting from our in-house logistics expertise.
“Based in Canterbury, Kent, Gomez is a trade direct customer and has already noticed a significant increase in the quality of pallet deliveries. And our epallet partner portal has made the ordering and management of pallets easier too, with Gomez benefiting from the user-friendly online ordering system, clear invoicing and 24-hour reporting.”
Notes to Editors:
Gomez is one of the UK’s largest and best known produce companies, supplying a major FMCG multiple, together with wholesale, c-store and foodservices sectors. Over the past 60 years Gomez has built up a supplier base of over 100 suppliers around the world and has increased turnover year on year, with yearly turnover of over £140m.
Based on an eight-acre site in Canterbury, Kent, Gomez’s HQ consists of 15,000 square metres of storage, packing and processing facilities as well as the award-winning G3 automated distribution and consolidation centre.
Gomez strives to be the best and deliver to its customers in every aspect, whether that be quality, price, innovation or added value.
For more information, visit www.agomez.co.uk
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Notes to Editors:
Pooling Partners by Faber Halbertsma Group provides a range of supply and rental options for pallets and boxes across Europe. It is Europe’s leader in pooling and production of pallets and boxes. Its parent Faber Halbertsma Group has a rich heritage stretching back over 100 years.
Pooling Partners operates three pooling networks to simplify pallet and box use every day.
IPP Logipal, part of Pooling Partners, is one of the leading pallet and box rental providers to fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) supply chains and to industrial sectors across Europe. It works within major consumer goods markets in Europe delivering first class pooling systems for demanding supply chains.
IPP Logipal is also well-known in the industrial sector, where its re-usable pool pallets and boxes provide tangible benefits to customers who use them to store, handle and transport raw materials, semi-manufactured and finished product across Europe.
Pooling Partners also operates in the demanding chemical and polymer sectors providing an efficient and effective industry-wide pallet pool across Europe and Turkey offering tangible benefits for many users of CP pallets. It has developed over almost twenty years by reducing waste and strongly growing packaging re-use.
Pooling Partners is the market leader in pool management of exchangeable and standardised load carriers. By offering Europe-wide solutions to companies in logistics, industry and commerce it perfects the handling of Euro Pallets, mesh boxes and Dusseldorfer pallets, together with some special load carriers such as E-boxes and H1-pallets. Customers pick up pallets from Pooling Partners wherever they are loading and return pallets wherever and whenever they want – all via a network of 10,000 pooling stations all over Europe.
Pooling Partners also owns one of Europe’s largest pallet production operations delivering 20 million pallets to customers each year. Wooden pallets are made from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) sourced wood, working to PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) accreditation standards.
Faber Halbertsma Group has an annual turnover of around 300 million Euros and employs more than 800 people.
A family business with roots dating back to the 19th Century, Faber Halbertsma Group is based in Eck en Wiel, the Netherlands.
IPP Logipal in the UK & Ireland, part of Pooling Partners
Formed in 2005, IPP Logipal UK & Ireland has grown rapidly to become the second largest pooling supplier in the UK & Ireland and establish itself as a leading high quality pallet pooling specialist.
The company’s principal clients are in the FMCG, retail, recycling and electronic sectors. It is a member of Timcon, the timber packaging and pallet confederation.
IPP Logipal UK & Ireland, part of Pooling Partners, is a wholly-owned business of Faber Halbertsma Group.
For more information, visit: www.poolingpartners.com