Strong start for IPP’s multi-million pound repair centre
The multi-million investment in one of Europe’s largest #pallet #recycling centres tasked with the repair and repatriation of millions of sustainable #wooden pallets is paying off for Coventry based IPP.
In January 2019, IPP committed more than £2.5 million to a new automated pallet inspection and repair service centre in Bardon Hill, Leicestershire, a fully automated facility capable of processing 700 pallets per hour – an incredible six million reusable units each year.
The facility replaced IPP’s outgrown repair centre at nearby Glenfield in a move that protected 60 jobs.
The centre, the biggest IPP service centre of its kind in Europe, was established to reinforce the company’s commitment to the circular economy, its business model which promotes the recovery and continual reuse of durable pallets and boxes.
Since opening IPP has comfortably hit its first year target of pallets processed through the centre on the Interlink Business Park, Coalville, near junction 22 of the M1.
IPP has a long term agreement with the James Jones Group, one of the largest timber processing groups in the UK, to operate the site.
Phil Storer, UK director of IPP, said: ‘We have had a great start as we approach the one year milestone, but Bardon Hill is not yet operating at full capacity - it will be the second year that we will see the facility get into its stride, as part of our long term growth strategy.
‘Sustainability has always been at the heart of what we do and this is further evidence of our commitment to increasing reuse and reducing waste, at every level of both of our businesses and the wider supply chain.
‘It has underlined our confidence in the investment in high end equipment which means that ‘healthy’ pool pallets will be back on the road sooner and damaged ones will be efficiently and quickly repaired in double quick time.’
IPP is the only pallet pooler to be able to manufacture its own products, as well as retrieving, repairing and repatriating pallets.