The appointment of Javier Dominguez, partnership with Princes Foods, and opening of a service center in Contrexéville in France are some insights on LPR's market expansion and growth
LPR Partnership with Princes Foods
- LPR, partnered with Princes Foods, a food and soft drinks company located in Bradford in 2018.
- Princes Foods was seeing a reduction in revenue based on frequent downtime on their automated lines due to poor quality pallets.
- LPR partnered with the company and made a number of changes that involved additional quality checks and enhancement of rigidity and strength of pallets.
- This partnership has “increased the level of pallet quality of almost 99%.”
- With this partnership, Princes food has increased its revenue while on the other hand, LPR found a customer for a longterm relationship.
LPR Collaboration with Saint Louis Sucre
- Saint Louis Sucre collaborated with LPR to have the company install a tailor-made system at their packaging site in Roye.
- LPR took up this job and have already automated various processes such as sugar reception and packaging.
- LPR reduced pallets’ rejection rate and round trips between sites by using a grader, which rejects the pallets before delivery if they do not meet the agreed quality requirements, and a dryer to ensure that they meet the hydrometric standards.
- Currently, LPR delivers an average of 14,500 pallets a month to Saint Louis Sucre Company in Roye.
- Although the exact date of this collaboration is not publicly available, the automation process can be assumed to have started in 2019.
LPR Partnership with James Jones & Sons
- LPR partnered with James Jones & Sons, one of the most innovative, effect, and largest timber processing group is Europe, in 2017.
- This partnership was aimed at restructuring LPR’s UK pallet inspection and repair operations.
- James Jones & Sons was mandated with sorting and repairing pallets each week, which further improved the service offering for LPR.
- This joint investment saw a rise in the average “pallet sort and inspection rate from 41,000 in the last quarter of 2017, to 53,000 today (up 29%).”
New Service Centre in Contrexéville (France)
- LPR, in a move to expand its network, opened a service center in Contrexéville (France) in March 15, 2018. This service center was strategically set near Nestlé Waters, which is a long-standing LPR customer.
- The initial plan while setting the fully automated center was to handle 2.5 million pallets annually.
- The service center is a fully fitted “pallet repair and sorting facility with an automated paint spraying booth.”
Joint Force Between LPR and Lahaye GL
- After opening a service center in Contrexéville (France), LPR partnered with Lahaye GL to provide primary services in Western France.
- The partnership would see an increase in LPR’s storage capacity, optimization of supply chain flows, and efficiency of its services in the region.
- LPR has been pursuing environmental commitments for several years, and having its services closer to the customers is a sure way of reducing its CO2 emissions owing to its reduced logistics circuit.
- The partnership between LPR and Lahaye GL took place in 2018 after the inauguration of the service center in Contrexéville, France.
- LPR, with the aim of pursuing its digital transformation, launched an application dedicated to its end-users, the distributors, in 2019.
- This portal would enable dealers to automatically manage LPR’s collection with ease.
- MYLPR retail is an interactive and user-friendly portal that will enable distributors to create and track their collections, manage claims and visualize schedules.
Javier Dominguez Appointment
- On June 2019, Javier Dominguez was appointed by LPR as South Europe’s Regional Manager.
- According to the company’s announcement, Dominguez would drive the operation and commercial development excellence of the business in Portugal and Spain.
- Mr. Dominguez, who has over 20 years of experience, would be based in Madrid and would “deliver a complete, optimum, pallet solution to clients.”