PLS wins five-year Poland transit packaging contract

16 October 2013

Returnable packaging specialist PLS has secured a five-year contract with global beverage can manufacturer Can-Pack S.A. in Poland, covering the supply of all of the company’s plastic layer pad requirements on a fully managed rental basis.

Valued at €5 million, the deal represents the largest operation outside the UK to date for UK-based Packaging Logistics Services (PLS) – part of the Bibby Distribution Group of companies.

PLS began providing its bespoke returnable transit packaging to Can-Pack in the UK in 2009. The company has now invested more than €1.5 million in establishing the new venture based in Katowice, southern Poland, managing more than 3 million plastic layer pad movements a year.

Under the new contract, PLS will work with Can-Pack on the conversion of its entire packaging requirements from cardboard and wood to plastic, enabling the delivery of a more robust product, as well as improving hygiene standards and plant performance.

PLS general manager Jon Graves says: “We see significant opportunities to take our packaging expertise into new European markets spanning the food manufacturing, beverage, retail and automotive sectors.

“At the same time we are working to increase the product offering to include plastic pallets, crates and IBCs – as well as supplying a range of returnable packaging solutions to the automotive industry.”

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