Following sustained growth over the last two-years, pallet rental specialist, IPP Logipal has expanded its UK operation with the opening of two new pallet depots in East Kilbride, Scotland and Royston in Hertfordshire.
The addition of these new facilities takes IPP Logipal's network to seven locations. As part of the company's ongoing strategic development, the sites form key platforms for IPP Logipal to enhance services and meet the increasing demand from customers in Scotland and the East of England.
Initially the facilities will collectively carry stock of up to 20,000 pallets with each having the capacity to handle a throughput of up to one million pallets per annum.
Working though a network that covers the whole of UK&I, IPP Logipal will distribute, sort and collect pallets used by manufacturers to supply products to retailers. All pallets will be subject to the company's rigorous quality control checks and a full repair service will also be provided.
With a growing number of companies recognising IPP Logipal's one-way trip system as a cost effective solution to their supply chain needs, this investment provides the opportunity to increase nationwide coverage.
Phil Storer, managing director at IPP Logipal says: “We are committed to improving services in the pallet market and are continuously looking at new ways to meet the requirement of new and existing customers.
“Expanding our UK operation ensures we can continue providing a cost effective solution for manufacturers who appreciate a simple, hassle free, high-quality pallet service.”
IPP Logipal has customers operating across many industry sectors including bakery, chilled food and drink, fresh produce, alcoholic beverages, and health and beauty.
IPP Logipal is part of the Faber Halbertsma Group, which has a turnover of £200 million. The UK&I operation was established in 2005 and the company specialises in providing a high quality pallet service to the FMCG (fast moving consumer goods), retail and electronic sectors. IPP Logipal is a member of Timcon – the timber packaging and pallet confederation.
The Faber Halbertsma Group
The Faber Halbertsma Group is the leading fullservice supplier of wooden packaging in Western Europe. The company produces, rents, repairs and sells pallets. Employing over 700 people and with over 30 million pallet movements every year through a sophisticated network of depots and call centres, the group has a leading position in the European market. The group has nine production companies across Benelux, Germany and France, which produce 18 million wooden pallets every year. The group also repairs 1.5 million wooden pallets and trades 1 million pallets each year.