What we do
Since we were founded more than 60 years ago, we’ve helped more companies move more goods, to more places, more efficiently and more sustainably than anyone else in the world.
We can help you do the same. We can help you move more with less. We can help you decrease your costs and your carbon footprint. We can help you in over 60 countries around the world.
With the world’s greatest mix and supply of conveyance platforms, we can provide you with the right platform at the right time at the right price. So you can always move your products when, where and how you need to—no matter what.
As the company at the heart of thousands of supply chains, we understand what makes them tick. We know how to find efficiencies. We know how to root out inefficiencies. We know how to overcome obstacles and make things work.
Our global reach gives us a perspective that no one else has. We’re the world leader in platforms and platform solutions, so we understand when a new idea in one supply chain might be applied elsewhere. To everyone’s benefit. We’ve learned that good isn’t good enough. Our engineers and supply chain experts are always looking for more. More innovation. More efficiency. More value.
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:
- 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
If 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.
Heavy, 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.
Whether 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.
Our 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.
CHEP’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.
In 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.