Kohl & Frisch launches new strategic initiative to improve customer service and supply chain efficiency with CHEP pallet program

CONCORD, ON, Dec. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Kohl & Frisch, Canada's leading national distributor of pharmaceutical and healthcare products, today announced the extension and expansion of its relationship with CHEP, the world's leading pallet and container pooling company. Kohl & Frisch now ships most products from its manufacturer customers to retailers across Canada on CHEP pallets.

CHEP has been the preferred shipping platform for Kohl and Frisch since 2009 because the solution provides improved service to their retail customers, standardization across manufacturing customers and more productive pallet management.

Stan Dawson, National Transportation Director of Kohl & Frisch, said: "CHEP's high quality pallet strengthens our supply chain operations and enables us to provide our customers what they want, how they want it. The program dramatically improves the way we manage shipping platforms and that makes our entire transportation network more effective."

Mouvain Lee, Vice President Supply Chain at CHEP Canada, said: "Kohl & Frisch is a very innovative company, and we appreciate their support of CHEP. As a team, CHEP is committed to providing them with the best possible service and the highest quality shipping platform each and every day."

About Kohl & Frisch

Kohl & Frisch is Canada's leading national distributor, delivering excellence for our partners in the healthcare industry. As the essential link between pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers, we strive to exceed the needs of all our partners with effective distribution and service solutions. Through excellence in technology and innovation, we combine what manufacturers want with what our customers need by providing a safe and reliable source of products at competitive prices.

About CHEP

CHEP is a global leader in managed, returnable and reusable packaging solutions, serving many of the world's largest companies in sectors such as consumer goods, fresh produce, beverage and automotive. CHEP's service is environmentally sustainable and increases efficiency for customers while reducing operating risk and product damage. CHEP's 7,500-plus employees and 300 million pallets and containers offer unbeatable coverage and exceptional value, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points in 50 countries. Our customer portfolio includes global companies and brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco, Kellogg's, Kraft, Nestlé, Ford and GM. CHEP is part of Brambles Limited. For more information, visit www.chep.com.

SOURCE: Kohl & Frisch

For further information:

Sheila Farrier
Director of Communications
+1 770.668.8350

Jason Adlam
Vice President, Sales & Customer Service
CHEP Canada
1 905.789.4213

Ronald Margulis
RAM Communications
+1 908.272.3930

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