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Gomez picks Pooling Partners for quality pallets

Gomez, one of the UK’s largest and best known produce companies, supplying a major FMCG multiple, together with wholesale, c-store and foodservices sectors, has awarded a rolling contract to Pooling Partners, one of the leading pallet and box rental providers to fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) supply chains and to industrial sectors across Europe and the UK & Ireland’s second largest pallet pooler.

Scott Rutherford, associate director finance, at Gomez said: “We switched to Pooling Partners for two main reasons – to reduce our costs and to secure improved pallet quality, which has resulted in less downtime and sortation.

“The service provided by the commercial team at Pooling Partners has been first class with a dedicated day-to-day point of contact. Pooling Partners has demonstrated a flexible approach to our business and truly understands our needs. The resulting partnership we have established between our two companies is proving rewarding on both sides.”

Carl McInerney, country director, IPP Logipal UK & Ireland, part of Pooling Partners commented: “Gomez is a significant new contract win and adds to our growing FMCG client portfolio. The produce company was impressed with our collaborative approach and is benefiting from our in-house logistics expertise.

“Based in Canterbury, Kent, Gomez is a trade direct customer and has already noticed a significant increase in the quality of pallet deliveries. And our epallet partner portal has made the ordering and management of pallets easier too, with Gomez benefiting from the user-friendly online ordering system, clear invoicing and 24-hour reporting.”

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