Weetabix has taken on LPR to open a new pallet sort and repair facility at its production site in Burton Latimer, near Kettering, operated by Norbert Dentressangle.
The £160,000 facility can handle over 25,000 pallets each week. This allows reduced vehicle movements, as full loads of pallets are backhauled on Weetabix outbound deliveries.
Weetabix chief executive, Giles Turrell said: “As a result, we have greater control and security of our pallet supply and importantly make a reduction on our environmental impact.”
The pallet repair facility is manned by Norbert Dentressangle personnel who check each pallet returned to the depot from retailers’ distribution centres.
Jane Gorick, managing director of LPR UK, adds: “LPR prides itself on its flexibility to adapt its service to meet the individual needs of its customers. The opening of this facility in Burton Latimer is delivery of this commitment and will enable us to service Weetabix’s pallet requirements efficiently, cost-effectively and sustainably.”