CHEP Extends Contract with Coca-Cola Refreshments USA

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CHEP Extends Contract with Coca-Cola Refreshments USA

08/19/2011

Pallet and container pooling solutions provider CHEP signed a new multi-year contract with Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc.(CCR), a division of The Coca-Cola Company.

Coca-Cola Refreshments is now transporting select Coca-Cola products from more than 400 processing and distribution facilities to supermarkets, club stores, wholesale distributors and foodservice operators across the USA on CHEP pallets.

“Coca-Cola Refreshments will continue to rely on CHEP to help ensure its products get to its loyal consumers in the most efficient and environment-friendly way possible,” said CHEP USA SVP and chief customer officer Brian Malloy.

CHEP said that based on third-party life-cycle inventory analysis, its pooling program will help CCR reduce solid waste generation by up to 3.9 million pounds, decrease greenhouse gas emissions by up to 3 million pounds, and save up to 85,500 BTUs of energy each year as compared with alternative pallet management systems.

CHEP’s 300 million pallets and containers support more than 500,000 customer touch-points in 45 countries. Its customer portfolio includes global companies and brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco, Kellogg's, Kraft, Nestlé, Ford and GM.