Body Blue Moves to CHEP

    Personal care products maker is using both Canadian and US pallets

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 29 /CNW/ - Body Blue, a leading maker of personal
care products, today announced that it is shipping products on pallets from
CHEP, the global leader in equipment pooling solutions. The company, which
specializes in contract manufacturing for leading brand marketers, is now
shipping product on CHEP pallets from its facility here to the distribution
centres of those marketers in both Canada and the United States.
    Prior to using CHEP, Body Blue used an exchange pallet system in Canada
and one-way white wood pallets for shipments to the USA. The company wanted to
improve customer service, enhance pallet quality and consistency and align
itself with the requirements of its customers.
    "It is clear to us the CHEP program is of benefit to our customers and
provides us with the opportunity to help save us and our customers time and
money. In addition to the opportunity for productivity improvements and
transportation savings, we know our partners are realizing significant
benefits from the program," said Duncan Coopland, Vice President, Sales and
Marketing, Body Blue.
    Contract manufacturing is a rapidly growing segment of the global
consumer packaged goods industry, and holds significant opportunities for
    "The move by Body Blue marks an important advance in total supply chain
efficiency as more brand companies move to outsource their manufacturing
activities. We are committed to providing them and the other companies in this
expanding sector with innovative solutions to their product handling
challenges," said Jason Adlam, Director, Sales and Customer Service, CHEP

    About Body Blue

    Body Blue is an advanced research & development and manufacturing company
for the personal care products industry and is part of the KDC Group. Unlike
most contract manufacturers, Body Blue strives to develop strategic
relationships based on innovation. The company is an OTC facility with a
license to manufacture and test pharmaceutical and OTC products. Customers
look to Body Blue and its unique innovation model for new technologies upon
which they can build exciting new brands or revitalize current brands.
Suppliers look to Body Blue to promote new technologies into commercial
products. Additional information is available at

    About CHEP

    CHEP is the global leader in pallet and container pooling services
serving many of the world's largest companies. The company has more than 7,700
employees and operates in 44 countries. Combining superior technology and an
asset base of more than 280 million pallets and containers, CHEP offers its
customers exceptional value, a platform that enables reduction in customer
product damage, and an environmentally sustainable logistical solution. Supply
chains served include consumer goods, produce, beverage, and the automotive
industry. With global partners that include Procter & Gamble, SYSCO,
Kellogg's, Kraft, Nestle, Ford and GM, CHEP is known for Handling the World's
Most Important Products. Everyday. For more information about CHEP, please

For further information:

For further information: Jason Adlam, CHEP Canada, (905) 789-4213,; Ronald Margulis, RAM Communications, (908) 272-3930,

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