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Pallet industry consolidates, companies buy others, fewer across industry

As the world becomes smaller, the packaging decisions of one country easily can become a headache for others. Europe has discovered this to be the case as it strives to enhance its primary exchange pool of 800 x 1200 mm … Continue reading

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Brambles management unveils growth and business strategy plans, which signals greater collaboration between CHEP and newly acquired IFCO Systems. This spells trouble for the rest of the 48×40 market. By Chaille Brindley Date Posted: 5/1/2012 Brambles Ltd., the parent company … Continue reading

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November 3, 2011 By Rick LeBlanc CHEP, the global leader in pallet and container pooling services, has announced plans to expand its operations in Central & Eastern Europe. CHEP will extend its existing pallets business – currently in 23 European … Continue reading

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AMC Consolidated Partnership with Peco Pallet AMC Consolidated has partnered with Peco Pallet, the red block pallets, for four years. Peco Pallet has seen continued growth and became a leader in the pallets pooling industry. The early 1990s found 18 independent … Continue reading

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How the Cement Industry Promotes Pallet Reuse and Recycling By Rick LeBlanc, About.com Guide Clearly Marked with 800 Number for Return The Ontario cement industry uses well over 100,000 new pallets each year. A frustration situation that previously inhibited recycling pallet reuse in … Continue reading

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Blackthorne Partners Ltd., a Milwaukee-based private equity firm, has acquired the assets of a leading southeastern Wisconsin pallet recycler and is making numerous investments aimed at accelerating growth. JPRS New Way, based in Lannon, WI, sold its assets to an … Continue reading

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Brambles financial results will be released next week and the industry is waiting with baited breath.  Following the loss of ConAgra, Brambles has said that they have gained more accounts than they have lost.  Brambles and CHEP have downplayed losses and trying … Continue reading

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CHEP is the largest pallet pooling company in the world, but they are not the only company to enter this growing industry.  iGPS presents the biggest competition for CHEP USA.  iGPS offers the only  48×40 pooled plastic pallet and under the leadership of Bob … Continue reading

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Paul Little is the Managing Director on the Board of Directors at Toll and recently gave an interview to SupplyChain Review on the company’s performance and interest in CHEP.  Although he says “it’s old news” and that “Toll isn’t interested in Chep” … Continue reading

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The Bromley Companies
November 10, 2010

In addition to its property investments, Bromley has made targeted investments in operating companies that complement its real estate holdings. A number of these investments include: Institutional Food Services Bromley has made strategic investments in institutional food service companies as … Continue reading

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