Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

BPI brings in Norbert for recycled products business

British Polythene Industries (BPI) has chosen Norbert Dentressangle’s TDG subsidiary to handle warehousing and distribution for three recycled products operations at Rhymney in South Wales, Stroud in Gloucestershire and Heanor in Derbyshire.

Previously, BPI Recycled Products manufacturing plants operated independently and were responsible for their own transport.

A national distribution centre is being set up at Heanor and management of inbound and outbound transport across all three sites will be centralised.

The aim is to maximise co-loading and round trip opportunities, improving vehicle fill and reducing road miles.

The operation involves the collection of around 60,000 tonnes of waste product for reprocessing, the movement of product from the manufacturing plants to the NDC and for the delivery of more than 100,000 pallets of finished product to customers annually.

Ken Oswin, operations director for BPI Recycled Products said: “We were impressed by the innovation, forward thinking and the flexibility of the solution, as we continue to raise the bar to meet our customers’ increasing service and cost expectations.

“BPI Recycled Products is a UK manufacturer, reprocessing waste from UK companies and, as well as providing environmentally friendly products, is committed to minimising the impact of its activities on the environment.

“By optimising opportunities to back-load our delivery vehicles with raw materials, thereby maximising vehicle utilisation, the new solution is also an extension of this commitment.”