Henkel continues to expand pallet flows and collaboration with CHEP throughout Europe

November 29, 2016

  • Five-year contract renewal signed with CHEP in July 2016
  • Includes recent expansion projects completed for Henkel’s Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care businesses

London, United Kingdom – Henkel, a global leader in brands and technologies, has signed a five-year contract renewal with CHEP for the use of pallet pooling services throughout Europe. The agreement includes two significant expansion projects, resulting in an additional three million pallet flows being converted from white disposable pallets to the CHEP pallet pooling model across the Henkel European network over the last 15 months.

Torsten Roewekamp, Henkel Team Leader Purchasing Warehousing & Logistic Equipment, said: “Improvements in cost, sustainability and service have been the fundamental drivers for the expansion with CHEP, as well as the strategic fit of CHEP being our recognised long term partner across our global supply chain”.

Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial sector today and is well known for brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. The company is organized into three globally operating business units: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. The Dax-30 company is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, and proud of its about 50,000 employees from more than 120 nations worldwide.

The two key European expansion projects involve the Henkel Laundry & Home Care business unit in Central and Eastern Europe markets, including Poland, Hungary, Austria and Serbia converted in July 2015, and the Henkel Beauty Care business unit converted to CHEP pooled pallets in January 2016, covering key markets in Germany, France, Italy and Slovenia. Both projects have now been fully rolled out.  The agreement was signed and exchanged in July at the Henkel 1GSC (1 Global Supply Chain) headquarters in Amsterdam.

Rob Sloan, CHEP Vice-President Global Accounts, said: “The extension of the European agreement between Henkel and CHEP highlights the significant value that has been created in recent years through this strategic partnership. We have collaborated very openly to successfully develop a long term model built around service excellence, cost efficiencies, process standardisation and sustainability. The European agreement provides a clear framework under which we can continue to partner together to build ongoing efficiencies and value’’.

Henkel works with CHEP across Europe, Americas and Asia-Pacific.

About Henkel

Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business units:
Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions, both in the consumer and in the industrial businesses, with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 50,000 people and reported sales of 18.1 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of 2.9 billion euros in fiscal 2015. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, visit: www.henkel.com.

About CHEP

CHEP is a global provider of supply chain solutions serving the consumer goods, fresh food, beverage, manufacturing and retail sectors in more than 60 countries. CHEP offers a wide range of logistics and operational platforms and support services that are designed to increase performance and lower risk while improving environmental sustainability. CHEP’s 11,500-plus employees and more than 275 million pallets and containers deliver comprehensive coverage and exceptional value, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco, and Nestlé. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group, the operator of a portfolio that includes IFCO, the leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) to the fresh food supply chain globally, as well as specialist container solutions providers to the automotive, aerospace and oil and gas sectors. For more information, visit chep.com.

For further information, please contact:

Víctor Collado
Director, Corporate Communications
Europe, Middle East & Africa
Brambles Limited
Tel: +34 659 691 864

Paloma Soriano
Manager, External Communications
Europe, Middle East & Africa
Brambles Limited
Tel: +34 663.930.071