CHEP had just the solution: its durable 40x24-inch CarbonNeutral® pooled (shared and reusable) half pallet, perfect for small quantity shipments. Premier Tech quickly utilized CHEP half pallets, which instantly doubled available space in its picking zones. The half pallet mixes easily with 48x40 pooled pallets, allowing Premier Tech to maximize space in its trucks. In addition, the half pallet’s significantly lighter and innovative design makes it easier for materials handling
equipment to lift it.
Furthermore, Premier Tech’s interest in the half pallet went beyond operational benefits. CHEP’s “share and reuse” business model is inherently sustainable, and CHEP achieves net zero carbon emissions for the half pallet by supporting the Mississippi Valley Reforestation Project.
“It’s imperative for today’s businesses to take a comprehensive look at how their operations impact the environment,” Dennison says. “We’re re-examining every element of our business to become more sustainable – for example, we’re trying to reduce bag thickness by 30%. We consume a lot of plastic, and the half pallet allows us to reduce the amount we use to prepare shipments. Every step we can take to reduce carbon emissions is important to us.”
Moving forward, Premier Tech plans to continue adopting half pallets for store shipments, and eventually convert most of its supply to CHEP pooled pallets. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the availability and quality of CHEP pallets. CHEP is helping us meet customer expectations while simplifying our own operations – it’s a very fruitful partnership,” Dennison says.
Premier Tech has received substantial benefits from adopting CHEP’s CarbonNeutral® pooled half pallet.
- Doubled the available space in picking zones.
- Maximized space in its trucks, reducing empty transport miles.
- Reduced lifting required by both customer and Premier Tech team members.
- Achieved net zero carbon emissions for the half pallet with CHEP’s support of the Mississippi Valley Reforestation Project.