Norbert Dentressangle has been awarded a new contract to manage a second CHEP service centre at Aveley, near Thurrock in Essex.
CHEP is the global leader in pallet and container pooling services serving many of the world’s largest companies.
The 7.5 acre Aveley site serves CHEP customers, both in the South East of England and in mainland Europe.
Under the new contract, Norbert Dentressangle will be responsible for the inspection, repair, painting and despatch of around six million pallets per annum.
The new contract builds on Norbert Dentressangle’s existing relationship with CHEP which began in 2005 when Norbert Dentressangle was appointed to manage a CHEP service centre in Dunstable. In 2009, Norbert Dentressangle invested more than £4 million in the development of a new, purpose-built, environmentally friendly CHEP service centre at Hoddesdon, where more than 90% of the waste generated by the operation is recycled.
Woodchip created from irrepairable pallets fuels a biomass boiler, which provides heating for the site and for drying pallets. Surplus woodchip is used to help fuel a biomass power station in Slough. A paint recycling facility also reuses overspray and generates savings in terms of paint used, waste removal and processing.
Like at Hoddeson, Norbert Dentressangle will be investing in technology and equipment to deliver environmental and operational benefits at Aveley.
Norbert Dentressangle will assume responsibility for managing the Aveley site from April 2011.