State-of-the-art centrifugal dryer for CHEP

State-of-the-art centrifugal dryer for CHEP

State of the art for CHEPThe installation of a fully automated sorting, stacking and washing system for CHEP’s foldable Reusable Plastic Crates (RPCs) is underway at CHEP’s Penrose Service Centre in Auckland.

A state-of-the-art high-speed centrifugal dryer is being installed as the last step in the wash and dry process, reducing residual water in the crates to below 5mg, in line with world’s best practice. As part of an upgrade and redesign of the Penrose Service Centre, the centrifugal dryer, manufactured in Italy to New Zealand specifications, is being installed in response to customer feedback.

Working closely with customers, CHEP reviewed how the cleaned and washed crates were handled following delivery. CHEP identified improvements could be achieved in removing residual water from the RPCs following the conditioning process, which would provide significant benefit to customers in terms of labour, time and cost savings.

CHEP offers managed, returnable and reusable packaging solutions to companies across the globe. Since 1956, their technology and know-how has helped some of the world’s best known brands including Procter & Gamble, Kellogg’s, Kraft and Nestle get to market. With a pool of over 300 million pallets and containers worldwide, CHEP has more than 9,000 employees and operates in more than 50 countries. CHEP is a part of Brambles Limited.

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