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Weetabix signs up LPR for pallet management

By: David Howells
29 November 2011

Weetabix has announced it is taking on pallet pool operator LPR to sort and repair the pallets at its Kettering base, logisticsmanager.com reports.

Under the new contract, LPR will work alongside Norbert Dentressangle, which already has a contract to distribute Weetabix products to branches around the UK. The agreement could see the firm looking to create new logistics work jobs, as it is tasked with the sorting and repair of over 25,000 pallets each week.

The work will take place in a newly-opened, £160,000 facility in Burton Latimer, just outside of Kettering, which allows vehicle movement, as well as the backhauling of pallets on outbound deliveries.

Pallet repair will then be undertaken by Norbert Dentressangle workers who repair damaged pallets in line with LPR's stringent quality controls, ones which have established the brand as the best of the three firms of its kind operating in the UK.

Speaking to mhwmagazine.com of the new contract, Weetabix chief executive Giles Turrell explained: "Pallets are essential in keeping the FMCG supply chain moving.

"We're delighted to be part of the collaboration with LPR and Norbert Dentressangle, as this has enabled Weetabix to have this facility on its Burton Latimer site. As a result, we have greater control and security of our pallet supply and importantly make a reduction on our environmental impact."

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