Pallet pooling firm, LPR is expanding its network in Europe with the opening of two new depots in Belgium.
The sites, which will be situated in Halle and Sint-Katelijne-Waver, will enable LPR to offer its customers a new service, Ex retail. This means that customers will be able to pick up pallets that have already been sorted at the two locations, ideal for customers who want to save on shipping miles and costs.
Until recently in Belgium, LPR worked solely from its Ninove depot, where its distinctive red pallets are sorted, repaired and delivered to customers. The two new depots are located close to major retailers' distribution centres making them extremely convenient for customers. Once the pallets have been used, LPR collects them and carries out a rigorous quality check.
Dirk Vercammen, general manager of LPR Benelux said: “With services like these, we are responding to our customers' wishes. Listening to the customer and helping to devise clever supply chain solutions is part of the core values of our company. We expect the number of pallet movements to increase with this new service.”
Jane Gorick, managing director of LPR UK said: “LPR Europe has had an extremely successful 12 months and we are delighted to see our colleagues in Belgium demonstrating such tremendous business growth and supply chain innovation. With the opening of our depot in Stretton and the extension of our contract with Weetabix, LPR UK is also continuing the trend for exciting growth in the market.”
The news of the new depots in Belgium is testament to LPR’s ongoing commitment to growth in Europe. LPR is renowned for its flexible service and already extensive network that collects pallets in twelve countries into more than eighty local depots throughout Europe.