The agreement also covers the introduction of the new Black Lift Lock RPCs
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IFCO SYSTEMS, the leading global provider of reusable packaging solutions, has extended its cooperation agreement with the REWE Group ahead of schedule. Within the scope of the agreement, IFCO will provide the REWE supermarkets and PENNY discount stores with a black version of the innovative Lift Lock RPC for the first time on the European market.
Constant innovation capacity, comprehensive services and IFCO s high level of commitment were among the main reasons for the decision to extend the contract
The REWE Group is a strategic partner for us, with whom we are cooperating on a long-term basis in order to improve business operations and provide the desired RPC concepts and service models, said Wolfgang Orgeldinger, Chief Executive Officer of IFCO Systems. Mr Orgeldinger continued by stating that at IFCO, everything is about fulfilling the requirements of our customers and the objective of jointly developing the best possible solutions.
Also the REWE Group emphasizes the strategic aspect of the long-standing partnership with IFCO. Constant innovation capacity, comprehensive services and IFCO s high level of commitment were among the main reasons for the decision to extend the contract, said Eugenio Guidoccio, Head of Strategic Purchasing, Fruit and Vegetables, REWE Group.
With the introduction of the Black Lift Lock RPC, REWE will receive an optimal standard packaging system for fruit and vegetables. Besides the logistical advantages of the new generation of IFCO crates (extremely low empty stack height, more interior volume, more layers per pallet, better product protection, improved ergonomics), the REWE Group particularly appreciates the elegant design and the new coloring of the new product. We thus receive a display system that further underlines our high quality standards with regard to fruit and vegetables, commented Guidoccio.
The two companies are planning to gradually introduce the new IFCO crate generation during the forthcoming months for all stores of the REWE Group in Germany and are also examining the possibility of extending the cooperation to further applications in the future. We are in intensive talks about the introduction of the Caja de Oro banana RPC for banana imports as well as the use of IFCO crates for other areas, such as eggs or meat, explained Michael Meierhfer, Vice President North and Central Europe, who is also responsible for IFCO s operations in Germany.
IFCO is the leading global provider of reusable packaging solutions, operating a pool of over 200 million Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) in 34 countries. IFCO RPCs are used primarily to transport fresh products from producers to leading grocery retailers worldwide. IFCO's solutions help retailers and producers reduce costs and increase sales by maximizing efficiency, product protection, sustainability, and safety throughout their supply chains. IFCO is a member of the Brambles family of companies. For more information, visit www.ifco.com.
Brambles Limited (ASX:BXB) is a supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 50 countries, primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands. The Group specialises in the pooling of unit-load equipment and associated services, focusing on the outsourced management of pallets, crates and containers. Brambles primarily serves the consumer goods, dry grocery, fresh food, retail and general manufacturing supply chains. In addition, the Group operates specialist businesses serving the automotive, aviation, and oil and gas sectors. Brambles employs more than 14,000 people and owns more than 470 million pallets, crates and containers through a network of approximately 850 service centres. For further information, please visit www.brambles.com.
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