Leading onion packer-shipper Shiloh Produce has announced the extension of its contract with pallet and container pooling specialist Chep in the US, allowing it to continue transporting its yellow, red and white onions from processing facilities to supermarkets, wholesale clubs and distributors across North America.
The group had previously used one-way and exchange pallets before deploying the Chep pallet pooling programme in 1999, with Shiloh switching to increase productivity and reduce product damage as well as improving customer service.
"By using the Chep programme, Shiloh Produce continues to see significant improvements in operating efficiencies, from our packing operation to our customers' facilities throughout North America," said Stormy Adams, president of Shiloh Produce. "It is also important that Chep helps us meet our sustainability goals."
According to third-party analysis, Shiloh is reducing solid waste generation by more than 11,200 pounds each year a result of using the Chep system, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 8,500 pounds.