CHEP announces signing of a two-year contract with Kimberly-Clark
CHEP, the global provider of pallet and container pooling solutions, announced today the signing of a two-year contract
with Kimberly-Clark, a personal care products global sales leader.
Kimberly-Clark will convert all of its white exchange pallet flows
in Turkey to CHEP pooled pallets.
Kimberly-Clark, Logistics Manager, Akin Hakan said: "The purpose
of this partnership with CHEP is to improve our competitive edge by
reducing expenditures on pallet management and logistics.
"We were investing a significant amount of money to buy our own
pallets under the white wood exchange system to transport our
products, but getting pallets back was not cost-effective and the
money we spent on pallets was basically lost. Besides that, our
customers have welcomed this decision warmly."
Switching to CHEP from white pallets exchange reduces environmental impact. Through the CHEP pooling system, users of
pallets, crates and containers are
able to reuse assets continuously, reducing the consumption and
waste of raw materials, while the optimised network increases
efficiency and reduces emissions associated with
Kimberly-Clark manufactures a broad range of consumer products,
including Kleenex, Scott, Andrex, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Poise
and Depend. The company entered Turkey in 2005, achieving rapid
growth with the Kotex brand for feminine hygiene products and the
Depend brand for incontinence products.
Kimberly-Clark has designated Turkey as the export centre for
the Huggies nappies and wipes brand. Huggies are exported from the
Kurtkoy facility to 22 markets, including Russia, Ukraine and South
Africa. Turkey, alongside Brazil, Russia, India and China are
considered very important to Kimberly-Clark's global growth
CHEP Turkey Country General Manager, Emir Guclu, stated: "We are
very pleased to welcome Kimberly-Clark as a new CHEP customer in
Turkey. CHEP continues to demonstrate its capacity for continued
growth by attracting new customers through our offering of a
diverse range of products and services, by increasing our level of
collaboration with manufacturers, retailers and logistics service
providers, and by our geographic expansion into seven more
countries in Central & Eastern Europe."