NOVELTY AT POOLING PARTNERS: FIRST FOLDABLE LARGE PLASTIC CONTAINER AVAILABLE WITHIN THE OPEN PAKi POOL

EXCHANGEABLE GLT BOXES AS A LONG-TERM WIN-WIN SOLUTION FOR ALL PARTIES INVOLVED –AVAILABLE ALL OVER EUROPE WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT

With its foldable GLT boxes, POOLING PARTNERS is the first provider of logistics services offering a large plastic container within the open pool on a standard basis. The company provides this innovative, newly developed product to its customers internationally via the proven PAKi pooling network– always in the right place at the right time. The exchangeable GLT box, which has already been introduced in Germany at the 2015 FachPack trade show, is available throughout Europe with immediate effect.

Ennepetal, February 9, 2016 – The Eurobox pallet has been accepted by suppliers to the automotive industry like no other load carrier for the transport of unpackaged parts. However, as far as the transport of packaged merchandise or goods is concerned, automotive aftermarket suppliers, manufacturers from the electronics and mechanical engineering industries increasingly rely on GLT boxes. For the companies this usually means that, in addition to acquisition and storage costs, significant expenses are incurred for the transport back to the place of origin.

For an efficient load carrier management in such circumstances, Pooling Partners now offers its customers the option of obtaining any number of GLT boxes at any time via the proven PAKi pooling network. This unique service is made available all over Europe with immediate effect. The exchangeable GLT box has already been introduced in Germany on the occasion of the FachPack trade show. No back haul is necessary. The empty containers are collected by the experienced logistics expert at the place of unloading. Thus large load carriers are retransferred to the open pool after use and made available to another user located nearby. This approach not only saves acquisition, storage and logistics costs but also offers the enterprises maximum flexibility at any time and helps protect the environment. Production fluctuations can also be offset in this manner.

GLT load carrier management – efficient and ecological, available Europe-wide

Furthermore, the large plastic container used by Pooling Partners constitutes a genuine innovation in the logistics sector. Due to the “sandwich” folding mechanism, this one-piece load carrier by KTP, which received several awards, can be set up and foldable within seconds. Thanks to permanently attached components, nothing can get lost when underway. The load carriers can be folded down to one quarter of their size for transport and storage. Thus the new GLT box combines the volume of traditional Eurobox pallets with the handling of modern foldable plastic container and, with its load weight of up to 500 kg and identical inside dimensions (1,195 x 795 mm), constitutes an excellent alternative or addition to the established solutions.

Since space requirements are reduced to less than 25%, especially the back haul of the boxes designed as standard containers is cost-saving and ecological – mainly over long distances and distribution routes. “The PAKi network stands for highly efficient and simultaneously ecological solutions”, explains Christian Kühnhold, Managing Director of PAKi. “We will continue on this path with the GLT box, which is exchangeable throughout Europe, and at the same time prove our innovation capacity”.