Eberspächer has extended its contract with Chep for provision of reusable equipment at up to five additional production plants across Europe.
Chep provides a range of reusable equipment covering small containers in a variety of sizes, pallet load carriers and dust covers. In addition, it manages and maintains equipment across the entire supply chain.
Oliver Hermes, director global logistics for Eberspächer, said: “Buying our own containers, then continuously managing and balancing the inventory over these long distances would involve a great deal of effort and be extremely costly. We therefore chose not to use our own container pool at the Wilsdruff plant, opting instead to outsource this to Chep.”
Alongside Wilsdruff, Chep will now be responsible for Eberspächer plants in Neunkirchen (Germany) and Nyköping (Sweden), with plans to roll out the solution to Emden (Germany), Castellalto (Italy) and St. Michel (France).