Our relationship with Tulip blossoms
IPP Logipal and Tulip believe they have cooked up the recipe for success as they begin to operate together for the first time.
Warwick-based Tulip, one of the UK’s leading meat producers, has signed a contract with IPP Logipal, part of Pooling Partners, to ensure its range of own-brand bangers, fresh pork, gammon, bacon and cooked meats make it to supermarket shelves on a daily basis.
IPP Logipal makes more than 500 deliveries per week to major retail, food service and wholesalers across the UK on behalf of Tulip, equating to up to 14,000 pallets per week and up to 750,000 per year.
Tulip, which owns household brands Danepak, Spam and Stagg Chilli, says the simplicity of service on offer from Meriden-based Pooling Partners was the key factor in making the move from its previous supplier.
Les Gillies, group logistics director at Tulip, said: “We’re proud to offer a wide range of exceptional meat products and household brands, available through our multiple supply channels. This allows us to continually meet the expectations of our customers, as well provide efficient and effective solutions to the challenges they face on a day-to-day basis.
“We chose Pooling Partners to help us achieve these goals due to the simplicity of their proposition, from the ordering process through to the simplification of invoicing.”
Pooling Partners has a long-standing commitment to the circular economy, its business model which promotes the recovery and continual re-use of durable pallets and boxes in sustainable pooling systems.
It is the only pallet pooler to be able to manufacture its own products, as well as retrieving, repairing and repatriating pallets.
Phil Storer, UK director of Pooling Partners , said: “It’s been a bumper summer for food producers for obvious reasons but this agreement with Tulip will ensure they receive a quality service at all times of year, in any weather.
“As a company which has committed to ensuring every staff member understands the benefits of sustainable operation, it chimes well with everything we stand for at Pooling Partners. It’s a relationship we hope will blossom over many years.”
For more information on Tulip, visit www.tulipltd.co.uk.