Norbert Dentressangle picks up pallet service contract

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Logistics specialist Norbert Dentressangle has won a contract to manage a second service centre for pallet and container pooling business CHEP.

The new centre, at Aveley, near Thurrock in Essex, will serve CHEP customers in the South East and in mainland Europe. Under the new contract, Norbert Dentressangle will be responsible for the inspection, repair, painting and despatch of around six million pallets per annum from April. The new contract builds on Norbert Dentressangle's relationship with CHEP which began in 2005 when Norbert Dentressangle was appointed to manage a CHEP service centre in Dunstable. In 2009, Norbert Dentressangle invested £4 million in a purpose-built CHEP service centre at Hoddesdon (pictured), where more than 90% of the waste generated by the operation is recycled. Woodchip created from broken pallets fuels a biomass boiler, which provides heating for the site and for drying pallets. Surplus woodchip is used to help fuel a biomass power station in Slough. A paint recycling facility also reuses overspray and generates savings in terms of paint used, waste removal and processing. Like at Hoddeson, Norbert Dentressangle will be investing in technology and equipment to deliver environmental and operational benefits at Aveley.