Leading one-way trip pallet pool specialist, IPP Logipal, has secured a new contract with Smurfit Kappa UK that adds another major player to its expanding client portfolio in the packaging sector.
With plants throughout the UK, Smurfit Kappa UK is part of Smurfit Kappa Group, a world leader in corrugated packaging with market leading positions in both Europe and Latin America.
With customers in markets as diverse as cosmetics, automotive, food and drink and furnishings, the company manufactures a wide range of products to protect and display some of the country’s best known brands.
Having a close working relationship with its customers, Smurfit Kappa became aware that many of the big name companies it supplies were switching their pallet pooling services to IPP Logipal.
Looking at how it could reduce costs across its supply chain and at the same time improve the services it offers, the packaging supplier has added IPP Logipal to its pallet solution portfolio.
IPP Logipal’s simple one-way trip pallet service is used to deliver a range of corrugated products, from heavy duty packaging to press-ready graphical microflute for carton printing, to customers across the UK. Around 150,000 pallets trips are made per annum.
Once utilised, pallet collections are arranged by IPP Logipal, with inspections carried out matched to KPI (key performance indicator) criteria, ensuring Smurfit Kappa receives consistently high-quality pallets.
Smurfit Kappa’s UK supply chain director, Andrew Innes comments: "We work closely with our customers and are dedicated to delivering efficient and cost effective solutions to meet their changing requirements.
"With a number of the leading brands we work on behalf recommending IPP Logipal, we undertook a review of our operations and have added IPP Logipal to our supply chain solution portfolio.
"Having an integrated pallet solution across the supply chain eliminates the need for any double handling and makes the whole process a more efficient and seamless operation. As well as being economically viable and easier to manage, we have also benefited from cost savings."