Reusable Packaging Part Of Caterpillar Deal

25th January 2016

Logistics BusinessReusable Packaging Part Of Caterpillar Deal

GEFCO’s contract with Caterpillar BCP has been extended. The contract will see GEFCO provide Caterpillar BCP with a reusable packaging programme, enabling a number of environmental and operational efficiencies to be achieved.

GEFCO has been supplying a European road transport solution between the Caterpillar suppliers and its plants for a number of years. The new contract, which began with a pilot at the end of 2014, will see GEFCO convert one way packaging to GefBoxSystem solutions, which offers a wide range of reusable packaging.

Under the new terms GEFCO will manage the inbound transportation of the packaging to Caterpillar’s suppliers and collect empty packaging from production sites. The company says there are many advantages of reusable packaging, including the standardisation of packaging, increased load capacity, better protection and the resulting increased production space which allows greater productivity.