CHEP Containers Group To Open New South Bend Facility
Livonia, MI – September 7th, 2016 – In response to the growing demand for container pooling solutions in the Midwest United States, the containers division of CHEP is excited to open a new state-of-the-art container processing service center in South Bend, Indiana.
For 18 years, CHEP has been North America’s leading container pooler, providing reusable shipping container rental, tracking, cleaning and repair to food, beverage, cosmetic, general manufacturing and automotive manufacturers. In addition to its corporate headquarters office in Livonia, MI, CHEP has a robust network of service centers located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The new facility will have direct access to several major interstate systems, which will decrease order lead times and logistics costs, as well as offering improved processes and JIT replenish and fulfillment opportunities for nearby customers. Featuring an advanced semi-automatic wash line, the South Bend service center will not only improve average throughput time and standardize quality, but will also provide additional capacity throughout the SC network.
“South Bend will produce significant advantages for our already robust service center network and allow us to fulfill customer orders with superior reliability and quality,” explained Shayne Murphy, Director of Operations for CHEP Container North America, “We are excited to use this new facility as the blueprint for enhancing our operations to exceed our customers’ expectations.”
CHEP’s conscious effort to improve sustainable, lean operations and create solutions that are valuable and environmentally friendly has earned them recognition as a Top Green Supplier by Food Logistics Magazine for three consecutive years. For more information on CHEP’s products and services, visit www.cheppallecon.com or call (888) 873-2277.
Brambles Limited (ASX:BXB) is a supply chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries, primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands. The Group specialises in the pooling of unit-load equipment and associated services, focusing on the outsourced management of pallets, crates and containers. Brambles primarily serves the consumer goods, dry grocery, fresh food, retail and general manufacturing supply chains. In addition, the Group operates specialist businesses serving the automotive, aviation and oil and gas sectors. Brambles employs more than 14,000 people and owns approximately 500 million pallets, crates and containers through a global network of approximately 850 service centres. For further information, please visit www.brambles.com.
About CHEP Pallecon Solutions
CHEP is a supply chain solutions provider which has offered comprehensive container management services – including container rental, cleaning, repair and container tracking – since 1998. CHEP helps its food, beverage, cosmetic, non-hazardous chemical and general manufacturing customers reduce material handling costs while improving supply chain performance and initiating environmental practices. CHEP also has divisions in the EMEA and APAC regions. For the past nine years the team at CHEP Pallecon Solutions has been named one of Food Logistics’ top 100 technology solution providers and has been named one of Supply & Demand Chain’s Green Supply Chain award recipients five times. For more information on CHEP container rental and container management services, visit www.cheppallecon.com or call (888) 873-2277.