Heinz extends CHEP contract to ketchup

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HJ Heinz has signed a three-year contract renewal with CHEP for the use of pallet pooling services throughout Europe.

Under the contract, Heinz will increase its use of CHEP’s service by adding all its pallet export flows from the European Tomato Ketchup factory at Elst in The Netherlands to the UK.

Heinz European logistics excellence leader Tom Tillemans, said: “CHEP’s broad coverage and reputation as a supply chain sustainability leader set them apart from the competition. Like CHEP, Heinz is committed to engaging our stakeholders and operating with the highest degree of integrity and transparency. We have a shared passion to collaborate and reduce our environmental impact while eliminating unnecessary costs”.

Heinz, CHEP and Samskip are participating in a collaborative ‘Lean and Green barge project’ to ship products from The Netherlands to the UK. Returning barges carry empty pallets to Heinz plants, where they are reloaded with product. That saves transport costs, reduces congestion and greenhouse gases on the roads and optimises supply chain operations.

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