Dentressangle in reverse logistics partnership

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Norbert Dentressangle has formed a partnership with asset recovery specialist Bakers Basco to offer customers a recovery service to help minimise the loss of returnable transit packaging in the supply chain, including plastic trays and buckets, dollies and roll cages.

Baker’s Basco manages a pool of more than three million trays which are used by bakers including Allied Bakers, Fine Lady Bakeries, Frank Roberts & Sons, Hovis and Warburtons to deliver bread to their customers.

It employs a national asset recovery team to locate misappropriated equipment and uses negotiation, education, collection and enforcement to repatriate assets and recover losses. To date, the division has undertaken 13,000 cases and recovered 2,000,000 units.

Dentressangle washes more than 350 million trays a year and is responsible for recycling over 500,000 tonnes of card and plastic. Richard Cawston, director of Norbert Dentressangle’s Consumer Business Unit said: “Replacing returnable transit packaging which has been lost through abuse or theft costs retailers millions of pounds every year, with large numbers of trays and other equipment being misappropriated for unauthorised use.”

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