SAQ Chooses CHEP for International Shipments to Improve Productivity and Increase Sustainability

  • SAQ avoided more than 35,000 metric tons of CO2e and 36,000 empty miles in the first year.
  • Early adopters included AdVini, France and Gruppo Italiano Vini, Italy.

TORONTO--()--CHEP today released a new customer case study with results worth toasting: SAQ, the provincial Crown corporation responsible for the trade of alcoholic beverages in Quebec, Canada, has successfully improved operations by utilizing CHEP’s 48x40-inch pooled (shared and reused) platform to ensure standardized quality.

The conversion to the standardized platform and CHEP’s circular model began with pilot programs in Italy and France.

“We are pleased to have extended our partnership with CHEP,” says Raymond Plantade, Director at AdVini. “Thanks to this new collaboration, our company joined an eco-friendly program to better serve our supply chain.”

“We are extremely satisfied about CHEP being a sustainable alternative for shipments overseas,” says Francesco Coppola, Supply Chain Manager, Gruppo Italiano Vini.

The pilots quickly proved successful, delivering time and cost efficiencies, reduced damage, greater sustainability and increased productivity.

“Our work has always eliminated waste throughout the supply chain,” says Paola Floris, Vice President and General Manager, CHEP Canada. ”Using CHEP’s pooled pallets enabled SAQ, AdVini and Gruppo Italiano Vini to remove whitewood pallets from their operations, along with thousands of empty miles in the supply chain. It’s a great example of how productive collaboration contributes to a smarter, more sustainable future.”

Read the full case study online:

USA - https://www.chep.com/us/en/consumer-goods/case-study-saq

Canada - https://www.chep.com/ca/en/consumer-goods/case-study-saq

About SAQ

The Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) is a government corporation whose mandate is to sell alcoholic beverages and whose mission is to provide superior service to the Quebec public by offering a broad range of quality products. SAQ provides a major income stream to the Quebec and federal governments in the form of taxes and duties. It also makes a dividend payment to the Quebec government. Its sole shareholder is the Quebec Finance Department.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.saq.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

About CHEP

CHEP is a global provider of supply chain solutions serving the consumer goods, fresh food, beverage, manufacturing and retail sectors in more than 60 countries. CHEP offers a wide range of logistics and operational platforms and support services that are designed to increase performance and lower risk while improving environmental sustainability. CHEP’s 11,500-plus employees and more than 275 million pallets and containers deliver comprehensive coverage and exceptional value, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kellogg’s and Nestlé. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group, the operator of a portfolio that includes specialized container solutions for the food, beverage and automotive sectors, as well as IFCO, the leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) to the fresh food supply chain globally.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.chep.com or follow us on Twitter @CHEPna or LinkedIn. Please also check out our YouTube channel.

Contacts

CHEP North America
Kevin Norris, +1 678-325-8592
kevin.norris@chep.com
or
Rachel Barclay, +1 678-230-6202
rachel.barclay@chep.com

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Contacts

CHEP North America
Kevin Norris, +1 678-325-8592
kevin.norris@chep.com
or
Rachel Barclay, +1 678-230-6202
rachel.barclay@chep.com