Schoeller Allibert, a world leader in plastic reusable transit packaging (RTP), has teamed up with LDF Supplier Finance to offer asset finance packages to its customers in the UK, enabling them to use its market-leading ranges of trays, containers, pallets and accessories – with no up-front capital investment.
The savings made by introducing reusable containers can often exceed the cost of the lease, which can make the initiative cash positive from month one. Simon Knights, Schoeller Allibert’s regional sales director for the UK and Ireland, explains: "Many years of customer experience shows that Schoeller Allibert plastic RTP can often pay for itself after just twelve trips, even when financed conventionally; so, when that investment is spread over time on a lease, the payback can be immediate. With a reusable life expectancy of over seven years, and many dozens of trips, it’s easy to see why the cost savings that our RTP can deliver are so attractive. Our new finance partnership will give more businesses the chance to convert to RTP and realise a whole host of economic, environmental and other supply-chain benefits."
Leasing is an easy way to add to or upgrade your container fleet. The repayment schemes are easy to manage and assist in budget planning, while not affecting other existing finance arrangements. Additionally, leasing helps to conserve working capital which can be used for other expenditure within the business.
Unlike traditional cardboard or wooden packaging, plastic RTP is a no-waste product and its popularity is growing as industry seeks to reduce the cost and environmental impact of packaging and transporting goods. It is capable of performing over numerous delivery cycles and, at the end of its working life, is fully recyclable. Not only does it eliminate the cost of packaging waste disposal, it also helps speed up delivery of goods to line side and, with foldable or nestable units, avoids the waste of time and money associated with storing and moving ‘air’ on return journeys.
Using RTP can also contribute to a company’s environmental commitments. Independently verified research has shown that the Product Carbon Footprint of Schoeller Allibert RTP is on average 68% less than cardboard.