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New Panther service enables customers to reduce their carbon footprint

Premium white glove delivery company Panther Warehousing has joined forces with The Furniture Recycling Group to collect and recycle old beds and mattresses from consumers purchasing replacement items.

In less than six months since forming the partnership, the company – whose USPs include the next-day, two-man delivery of furniture, has collected more than 8,000 mattresses and 2,500 divans for recycling – benefiting thousands of consumers purchasing their new items from Panther’s customers.

The innovative service has proven a key asset to direct customers who are able to use it as a selling feature to consumers, and to the consumers themselves who no longer have to worry about what to do with their old items.

Established in 1989, Panther re-invented itself five years ago as a market-leader in two-man delivery. The speed of its service, coupled with some of the lowest levels of damage in the industry, won the company a string of new contracts with retailers keen to take advantage of its many unique service features which are all designed to help improve the consumer experience and to help businesses improve their bottom line.

More than a delivery company, extras such as its next-day delivery, Saturday delivery and named-day delivery give the consumer full control of receiving their order, while choice-of-room, removal-of-packaging and wet and dry assembly and installation means their purchases are ready for use as soon as the Panther delivery teams leave.

In addition, the company’s one-man assisted delivery service has helped keep the costs down for retail customers – and in turn their customers – as it has removed the need to pay for a two-man premium.

Panther is a business which has consistently pushed the boundaries and its link with the Furniture Recycling Group bears all the hallmarks of the company’s forward thinking approach.

The Furniture Recycling Group specialises in the recycling of beds, mattresses and soft furnishings. One of very few operators of its kind in the UK the company serves a wide portfolio of customers – from local authorities, to high street retailers, hotel chains, universities and mattress manufacturers.

Once Panther has collected the item for recycling, it is taken to one of the company’s six warehouses and passed through the network for delivery to one of The Furniture Group’s recycling sites in Darwen, Lancashire, and Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

Nick Oettinger, Managing Director of The Furniture Recycling Group, said: “This is a fantastic service offered by Panther – not only removing the stress of the disposal of the old item from the consumer, but playing an instrumental part in helping their direct and end user customers to reduce their carbon footprint – another key selling point in this day and age.

“Everything we take away – 100 per cent of it – is diverted from landfill. Ninety-five per cent is recycled into UK manufacturing and the remaining five per cent goes to energy from waste and even though it’s only been a few months, the thousands of mattresses and divans collected by Panther for our recycling have helped make a huge difference in reducing the impact on our environment.

“It is a fantastic one-stop shop service for people who are able to receive their new purchases and get rid of their old items in one fell swoop!”

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