“In my busy season, I can move 600-700 pallets per day to stores,” says Beto Mandujano, Vice President of Marketing. “I need a lot of pallets. With the storage program, I don’t have to worry. I have pallets there when I need them.”
With managed recovery and storage, Mandujano Brothers receives CHEP’s pooled (shared and reusable) pallets directly from distribution centers and retailers; sorts them using CHEP quality standards; stores the pallets that pass the test; and returns the rest to CHEP for repair before reuse.
CHEP and its parent company, Brambles, are helping customers like the Mandujanos create smarter, more sustainable supply chains by eliminating waste, eradicating empty transport miles and cutting out inefficiency through a collaborative new approach, Zero Waste World. The managed recovery and storage program is a prime example of Zero Waste World in action.
Since 2018, Mandujano Brothers has utilized 38,735 CHEP pallets and generated substantial sustainability savings.
- Removed 16,470 pounds of carbon emissions from the atmosphere, equivalent to 18,266 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle in the US.
- Eliminated 21,827 pounds of solid waste from landfill.
- Demonstrated verifiable results, beginning with CHEP’s use of 99% certified timber (PEFC and FSC certifications) all the way to the eradication of empty miles.
“I love the storage program,” says Mandujano. “It benefits me a lot to have stored pallets on site, and the sorting is not a big deal.”
Mandujano says he plans to increase the number of CHEP pallets stored on site. Accessibility is key, he says, but CHEP’s pooled solution also fits with the Mandujano Brothers’ sustainability goals. And, he says, the blue pallets boost business.
“Someone told me years ago that I would sell more if I put our products on CHEP,” Mandujano says. “Sure enough, we’ve sold a lot more. Buyers complain about other platforms. CHEP is just an overall better pallet. What’s more, even though we’re a small account, CHEP treats us like we’re a big account. Our calls are always returned right away. I like it. I’ll be a long-time customer.”