Leading one-way trip pallet specialist, IPP Logipal has increased its presence in the frozen food sector after securing a new contract with Franks Ice Cream.
Based in Ammanford, South Wales, Franks Ice Cream has been manufacturing premium dairy ice cream using traditional recipes since the 1920’s. It produces a wide range of ice cream flavours, including a vanilla flavour suitable for diabetics, which are supplied to a wide number of entertainment facilities, supermarkets, schools and hospitals throughout the UK.
Using its own fleet of refrigerated vehicles, the company also acts as a distribution partner for other leading food brands that supply frozen ice cream products to the sector including Walls, Nestlé and Mars.
With a surge in demand due to an early period of warm weather this year, Franks Ice Cream was prompted to re-evaluate its pallet supply chain partner ahead of its peak seasonal trading period through the summer.
Having been dissatisfied with the quality of pallets from its previous supplier, the manufacturer identified that IPP Logipal’s one-way trip service provided the ideal solution with pallets undergoing regular quality control checks. This ensures that Franks consistently receives high quality pallets, which reduces administration costs and minimises potential supply chain delays.
IPP Logipal makes pallet deliveries from its depot in Newport to Franks Ice Cream’s hub in South Wales where products are then distributed to its customers across the UK including major supermarket chains – Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, Waitrose and health food retailer, Holland & Barrett.
Once pallets have been utilised, IPP Logipal arranges collections – simplifying the administrative procedure for the customer – and then carries out thorough inspections to ensure the quality of its pallets remains high for continued use.
Franks Ice Cream director, Ronnie Dallavalle, comments: "During our busiest trading period it becomes increasingly important that we have a reliable pallet partner that ensures we can get our products from A to B quickly, cost efficiently and with the minimum of fuss.
"IPP Logipal’s high quality pallets, simple administration process and regular quality control checks ensure customers receive our premium products in excellent condition and on-time."