Europe’s leading pallet pooling business, LPR (a division of Euro Pool Group), is pleased to announce that it has been selected to be Britvic plc’s pallet pooler for Ireland. Britvic is well known in Ireland for both its long established brands including Ballygowan, MiWadi, Club, TK and Cidona, as well as global brands; Pepsi, 7UP and Mountain Dew (under licence from PepsiCo).
LPR was invited by Britvic to participate in a formal tender for its Irish and UK pallet pooling business in 2019. As part of its tender submission, LPR ensured that its offering included a pricing structure that demonstrated good value for money and was supported by a number of value-added initiatives. In addition, the submission outlined how LPR would meet demand and provide hassle free, commercial simplicity.
Given the demand by Britvic for a superior quality pallet, LPR was able to showcase how its industry leading pallet quality would feed into production facilities in both automated and manual handling environments, as well as how this would positively impact Britvic’s manufacturing processes and its supply chain.
Raymond Galligan, Head of Logistics & Demand Supply Planning – Supply Chain, Britvic Ireland, said: “I was really impressed by LPR’s handling both of the implementation process, and the subsequent roll out. The feedback from my team has been overwhelmingly positive – particularly in respect of LPR’s pallet quality. The change-over has been a great success and long may it continue!”
Diane Carroll, Commercial Director – LPR UK & Ireland, commented: “It has been a pleasure to work with the team at Britvic Ireland. From the first virtual meeting, through to the first load of pallets being electronically ordered and then delivered, we have worked together in a truly collaboratively way – an absolute necessity given our inability to physically meet in the current pandemic. We look forward to a long and successful partnership!”