International
Solutions

This is the
Supply Change.TM

Navigating better, faster, smarter all around the world.

The opportunity

We know that exporting goods to international markets can be complicated. You have rules and regulations, and the complexity of supply chain logistics. You have questions about how to sync product and platform requirements — at home and at your destination.

You may not even know what you don’t know.

We can help you navigate a smoother passage through the global supply chain — within the world of platforms and the logistics of international shipping. We have the platform types, local market knowledge and global infrastructure to help you implement the right solution for your business. And we want to help you do it in ways that are better, faster, smarter — and that cost less.

What we do

We provide pooled and recycled platforms that are ideal for exporting all types of goods all over the world. And we offer supply chain solutions to manufacturers and retailers in over 60 countries. Through that experience, we’ve gained the knowledge and expertise needed to counsel companies throughout North America that are doing business around world. We work with them to understand and improve their the international supply chains as they relate to platform usage.

We can help you identify the mix of platforms that is right for your international flows. And we can help you understand the platform-related market requirements and regulations of the countries you ship your products to.

Because we provide the widest range of platform types — from heat-treated pooled and recycled pallets to containers and RPCs — we are platform agnostic. We help you choose the platform that matches your needs and the requirements of the country you are shipping to or importing from. We can also provide a team of experts — from virtually any origin or destination market — to assist with the planning, due diligence and implementation of your supply chain processes abroad.

Pooled Pallets

We invented pallet pooling 60 years ago, and to this day, it remains the most efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly platform solution available. With pooling, it’s all about customer density and network scale. That’s how you minimize costs and maximize customer value, and it’s where CHEP sets itself apart. With approximately 20,000 manufacturing locations and 11,000 retail distribution centers across North America, we have customer density everywhere. Layer on top of that our network of over 200 service centers and it means we can serve every facility in your network better than anyone else can.

CHEP’s pooled pallet solution can help you:

Pooled Pallets

  • Reduce costs and product damage
  • Maintain consistency of quality, quantity and service
  • Increase automated equipment uptime
  • Standardize equipment, processes and best practices
  • Improve customer and end-consumer satisfaction
  • Meet pallet needs during times of high volume, uncertainty or unplanned events

Recycled Pallets

Recycled PalletsIf you ship your product down widely varied channels, recycled pallets may be the best solution to meet your needs. We deliver over 70 million recycled pallets every year and can seamlessly move pallets across markets to meet your demands. This eliminates changes in supply and virtually guarantees you’ll have the right product, on time, in the right place, every time.

Custom Pallets

Custom PalletsHeavy, oversized and promotional products often demand a custom pallet solution—something that’s not a standard size and spec. Whatever your product’s particular need, we can help you meet it. Our custom pallet solution includes an initial design and development consultation, testing of prototypes inside our ISTA-certified Innovation Center, fabrication and delivery of new custom pallets, and customer conversion to recycled custom pallets.

Fractional Pallets

Fractional PalletsWhether you’re looking to increase sales through creative store merchandising or minimize touches per case, fractional pallets are a good alternative to standard pallets. Our fractional pallets are primarily half pallets and quarter pallets and can be pooled or recycled. They create value in two ways. First, they can help increase product sales through store merchandising and display. Second, they can help you more efficiently move products through the supply chain to point of purchase. Fractional pallets also allow you to distribute product to small store formats.

International Pallets

International PalletsOur pooled and recycled heat-treated international pallets can help you ship goods across borders at the lowest cost. CHEP’s heat treating complies with ISPM 15 in an environmentally friendly way, ensuring that our pallets meet standards for international shipments. We also offer supply chain solutions to manufacturers in over 60 countries. Through that experience, we’ve gained the expertise needed to counsel companies in North America to improve their international supply chain performance.

RPCs

RPCsCHEP’s sister company, IFCO, is the world leader in Reusable Plastic Containers. We manage over 165 million RPCs and offer a total of 24 different sizes globally. IFCO RPCs address the packaging, product quality and transportation requirements of many goods currently being transported via corrugated boxes and crates. This makes them an ideal in-network or end-to-end store fulfillment solution.

Containers

ContainersIn over 60 countries around the world, CHEP’s container pooling solutions offer you a cost-optimized, environmentally sustainable way to bring raw materials from suppliers to your supply chain. These can include liquids, flavorings, dairy products, edible oils, protein, dry goods, chemicals and closures. With the widest range of containers in the industry, we can collaborate to find a platform that will work for you.

No one, in North America or around the world, can match our supply, scale and reach.

How we’ll work together

We’ll help you:

  • Understand operational import and export processes related to platforms
  • Determine and navigate retailer requirements, ocean freight costs, international tariffs, and customs requirements regarding platform and transaction reporting
  • Produce a financial model outlining your opportunities to reduce costs
  • Acquire and leverage insider knowledge of the international market
  • Build and improve international carrier relationships
  • Provide economies of scale with third-party providers
  • Analyze your current production plans to identify opportunities to eliminate platform transfers

How you'll benefit

We can help facilitate your import and export needs in the following ways:

  • We are the only global platform company— with a presence in over 60 countries worldwide— that can provide you with the local platform-related knowledge you need
  • We provide the best platform, balancing procurement cost, quality, supply, service and resale value
  • We provide all types of platforms— we are the only international provider with pooled pallets, recycled pallets, RPCs and containers
  • Our international platforms are heat treated— not chemically treated— to comply with international regulations
  • Our ISTA-certified Innovation Center can test the impact of ocean transport, temperature and extreme humidity on your products, as well as your primary, secondary and transit packaging to help reduce product damage
  • We provide expertise from North America, as well as destination markets, to assist with your supply chain needs

Only CHEP

We’re the only global platform company, and we work with the world’s premier supply chains in over 60 countries. We have the local market knowledge you need to expedite your shipments abroad. We’re also the only platform provider with both pooled and recycled international pallets, so we can ensure you have the lowest-cost platforms for your business. We look forward to working with you.
With over 14,000 employees in over 60 countries, we can reduce the cost and complexity of exporting goods.

Global Good

Working across six continents, we can provide you with platforms that meet your needs and those of others within the countries you are exporting to. This allows them to be reused in market, decreasing the amount of waste going to landfills. It’s all part of CHEP’s Better Planet initiative, as we strive to minimize the impact of the supply chain on the environment.

We move goods in countries with 90% of the world's GDP and 70% of its population