The two companies will share a duo trailer on a common route, saving up to 115 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year
Madrid, Spain, 16 March 2021 - CHEP, the FMCG and retail end-to-end supply chain specialist, has demonstrated its commitment to reducing carbon emissions by orchestrating a transport collaboration project between the global chemical and consumer goods company Henkel, and CAPSA FOOD, the leading company in the Spanish dairy market.
The project is part of CHEP’s Collaborative Transport Solutions, a logistics optimisation programme that combines the company’s unique visibility over millions of movements of its customers with the power of Big Data to identify synergies and opportunities to share transport both between customers and with CHEP. The programme has been running for six years and involves more than 220 of CHEP’s customers in Europe.
In this case, the transport is shared via a duo trailer, a combination of a single truck towing two standard trailers, considered to be the largest road transport solution in Europe. It has a length of 31.75 metres, and the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by an estimated 25% to 30% per trip compared with the same freight moved on traditional trucks.
Eugenio Vila, Purchasing Logistics South Europe at Henkel, says: "Being part of this project represents an exciting step towards logistic collaboration for our business. The duo trailer allows us to reduce carbon emissions while transporting twice as much load in one truck than any other conventional means, so this solution will further optimise our transportation lanes.”
Through this collaboration, Henkel and CAPSA FOOD will share the duo trailer for three roundtrips per week for shipments and deliveries made on the route between Madrid and Catalonia. On each journey, the duo-trailer is filled with the products of one company, and with those of the other on the return trip. With a capacity for 66 European-sized pallet spaces and 48 tonnes, the duo trailer can reduce 250,000 empty kilometres per year, which is approximately 115 tonnes less CO2 emitted into the atmosphere.
Adrián Fariña, Transport Manager at CAPSA FOOD, says: “Developing a culture of collaboration within FMCG companies is key in a world challenged by an ever-growing demand and the imperative to reduce our environmental footprint, which has never been so strong.”
CHEP’s Collaborative Transport Solutions are part of its Zero Waste World Programme (ZWW), a working collaboration that brings together leading retailers and manufacturers to create smarter and more sustainable supply chains. Besides eradicating empty transport miles, ZWW also focuses on eliminating physical waste and cutting out supply chain inefficiencies through digitalisation.
Michael Gierloff, Director of Transportation at CHEP Europe, commented: "We’re thrilled that the duo trailer project is delivering such promising results. We are committed to advancing circular supply chains through our products, solutions and customer collaborations and have set ourselves the goal to extend our collaborative projects to more partners around the world.”
CHEP helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organisation on earth. Its pallets, crates and containers form the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world’s biggest brands trust CHEP to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably and safely. As pioneers of the sharing economy, CHEP created one of the world's most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as ‘pooling’. CHEP primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries. CHEP employs approximately 11,000 people and believes in the power of collective intelligence through diversity, inclusion and teamwork. CHEP owns approximately 330 million pallets, crates and containers through a network of more than 750 service centres, supporting more than 500,000 customer touchpoints for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco and Nestlé. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group and operates in approximately 60 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe.
For more information on CHEP, visit www.chep.com. For information on the Brambles Group, visit www.brambles.com.
Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2020, Henkel reported sales of more than 19 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of about 2.6 billion euros. Henkel employs about 53,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, please visit www.henkel.com.
About CAPSA FOOD
CAPSA FOOD is the leading company in the Spanish dairy market with six production centres throughout Spain providing direct employment to more than 1,300 people and with international presence in more than 40 countries.
In 2020, the company became part of the B CORP movement and was recognised as having the best reputation in Spain in 2017, according to the REPTRAK study by the Reputation Institute. CAPSA FOOD is also the first Spanish food company to have the 500+ European Seal of Excellence awarded by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) and the Excellence in Management Club (CEG), which implies that it is a well-managed company and a “model to follow” in Spain, a company that innovates in the market with new formats and new products with functional benefits and creates an excellent work environment for professionals’ development.
For more information, visit www.capsafood.com