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Barilla America, Inc. Broadens Relationship with CHEP


Pasta and sauce maker renews agreement for pallet services

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Barilla America, Inc., one of the country’s leading pasta and sauce manufacturers, today announced it has signed a multi-year contract extension to ship on pallets from CHEP, the world’s leading pallet and container pooling company. Barilla will continue to use CHEP pallets to transport its Barilla-branded pastas and sauces from a network of third-party logistics facilities to supermarkets, distributors and wholesale clubs across the USA and Canada.

Barilla America Director of Logistics & Customer Service, Craig Gillis, said: “We are pleased to extend our relationship with CHEP. Improvements in procurement costs, along with standardization within our operations, have led to improved efficiencies.”

CHEP USA Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Karen Hempel, said: “CHEP is in the business of helping Barilla achieve its goals of improved productivity and reduced product damage. We maintain a great partnership characterized by the same integrity and fairness we have always expected from our own organization.”

About the Barilla Group

Barilla, originally established in 1877 as a bread and pasta shop in Parma, Italy, ranks as one of today’s top Italian food groups. Barilla leads in the global pasta business, the pasta sauces business in continental Europe, the bakery products business in Italy and the crispbread business in Scandinavia.

Barilla owns 54 production facilities (14 in Italy and 40 outside Italy) and exports to more than 125 countries. Every year, over 2,500,000 tons of food products under the brands of Barilla, Mulino Bianco, Voiello, Pavesi, Alixir, Academia Barilla, Wasa, Harry’s (France and Russia), Lieken Urkorn, Golden Toast and Kamps (Germany), Misko (Greece), Filiz (Turkey), Yemina and Vesta (Mexico), are featured on dining tables all over the world.

Barilla has become one of the world’s most esteemed food companies and is recognized worldwide as a symbol of Italian know-how by respecting its longstanding traditional principles and values, considering employees a fundamental asset and developing leading-edge production systems.

About CHEP

CHEP is the global leader in pallet and container pooling services, serving many of the world's largest companies. The company has more than 7,000 employees supporting more than 345,000 customer locations in 45 countries. Combining superior technology and an asset base of about 300 million pallets and containers, CHEP offers its customers exceptional value, a platform that enables reduction in customer product damage, and an environmentally sustainable logistical solution. Supply chains served include consumer goods, produce, beverage and the automotive industry. With global partners that include Procter & Gamble, SYSCO, Kellogg's, Kraft, Nestle, Ford and GM, CHEP is known for Handling the World's Most Important Products. Everyday.

CHEP conducts all business in a sustainable manner by:

  • Never using harmful chemicals in the manufacture, maintenance or repair of its pallets;
  • Including the environment as a key factor in all decisions;
  • Proactively promoting and seeking environmentally sound programs and products;
  • Developing products and services that improve the environment;
  • Building on its history of environmentally-friendly products; and
  • Conducting business in an environmentally safe manner.

Source: www.kansascity.com

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