GEFCO announced that its contract with Caterpillar BCP in the UK has been extended. The contract is expected to see GEFCO provide Caterpillar BCP with a reusable packaging programme, which in turn is expected to enable a number of environmental and operational efficiencies to be achieved.
GEFCO has been supplying a European road transport solution between the Caterpillar suppliers and its plants for a number of years. The new contract, which began with a pilot at the end of 2014, is expected to see GEFCO convert one way packaging to GefBoxSystem solutions.
Under the new terms GEFCO is expected to manage the inbound transportation of the packaging to Caterpillar’s suppliers and collect empty packaging from production sites. According to the announcement there are many advantages of reusable packaging, including the standardisation of packaging, increased load capacity, better protection and the resulting increased production space which allows greater productivity.
Roy Fenner, Global Automotive Account Manager at GEFCO said, “We are delighted to be awarded this exciting opportunity to build on our relationship with Caterpillar and development of our GefBox solution, which is already used by over 1,500 customers across 22 international markets. We look forward to continuing to deliver excellent customer service and the highest level of support we have provided to Caterpillar during our relationships.”