London/ Cologne, Esslingen (Germany) November 22, 2016 – Logistics solution provider CHEP and automotive supplier Eberspächer are honoured to have won the prestigious award for Product Innovation at the fifth Automotive Global Awards for supply chain. Voted for by senior industry peers, CHEP and Eberspächer accepted the award for the development of a new, efficient packaging solution designed to significantly optimise Eberspächer’s intercontinental supply chain.
The solution uses CHEP’s IcoQube™ platform, a reusable foldable plastic sleeve-pack container specially engineered for intercontinental sea freight flows. This solution replaces disposable packaging to eliminate waste, improve transport efficiency, minimise contamination and improve product protection, whilst reducing cost and the impact on the environment.
The innovative solution is now being rolled out across Eberspächer’s global supply chain and demonstrates the best-in-class power of collaboration, innovation and sharing.
The award was accepted on behalf of CHEP globally by David Mayo, CHEP Automotive European Vice President, who said: ‘This award shows that sharing pays off. Not only in the sense of new efficiencies and financial benefits, but also in mutual understanding and the ability to grow together. This is a great opportunity that has value throughout the supply chain and one that we can share with many more customers around the world.’ He was joined by Eberspächer’s Director Global Logistics Oliver Hermes who added: ‘The award is a great achievement for both our companies. We were the first global customer to use CHEP’s intercontinental returnable packaging, and it is now very important for us to launch the programme on a global scale, not just internally but with major OEMs, too.’
CHEP & Eberspächer were two of only 18 companies and individuals recognised for their work and achievements, leading the way in industry solutions.
CHEP is part of Brambles Limited (ASX: BXB) a supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries, primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands. The Group specialises in the pooling of unit-load equipment and associated services, focusing on the outsourced management of pallets, crates and containers. Brambles primarily serves the automotive, consumer goods, dry grocery, fresh food, retail and general manufacturing supply chains
Brambles employs more than 14,000 people and owns approximately 500 million pallets, crates and containers through a global network of approximately 850 service centres. For further information, please visit www.brambles.com.
CHEP Automotive and Industrial Solutions works with over 3000 customers including the top OEM and Tier1 brands globally since 1986. With its environmentally friendly, cost-saving, multi-user shared container pooling service, CHEP reduces the total supply chain cost per part, while improving the efficiency and carbon footprint for its customers.
For more information, visit www.chep.com/automotive.
The Eberspaecher Group is one of the world´s leading system developers and suppliers of exhaust technology, vehicle heaters and bus air conditioning systems. Eberspaecher is also a professional innovation partner for the automotive industry in air conditioning of special-purpose vehicles and in automotive electronics. Customers include almost all European and North American, and increasingly more Asian manufacturers of passenger cars and commercial vehicles. In 2015, the internationally positioned group, with more than 8,600 employees, posted sales of around 4.4 billion Euros.
For more information, visit www.eberspaecher.com