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 by CHEP’s Automotive and Industrial Solutions European Vice President, David Mayo 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.”
Mayo 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.”
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