GEFCO announced that its contract with Caterpillar BCP in the UK was 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. 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.
Roy Fenner, Global Automotive Account Manager at GEFCO said: “We are delighted to be awarded this exciting opportunity to build on our relationship with Caterpillar and development of our GefBox solution, which is already used by over 1,500 customers across 22 international markets. We look forward to continuing to deliver excellent customer service and the highest level of support we have provided to Caterpillar during our relationships.”
GEFCO offers to devise and implement logistics schemes alongside manufacturers, a source of added-value that strengthens their competitiveness. The performance GEFCO delivers to its customers is based on the expertise acquired over the last 65 years, particularly in the automotive industry, one of the most complex and demanding sectors. Present in 150 countries, GEFCO is one of the top 10 European Groups. It achieved a turnover of €4.1 billion in 2014 and employs 11,500 employees. With over 350 business locations worldwide, GEFCO is developing its activities in Southeast Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, in the Balkans, East Asia and South America.