Looking back over the last 12 months, PPS acknowledges it has a lot to celebrate. As more customers engage in the positive switch to Returnable Packaging, there has been over 20% year-on-year growth, with 2015 set to be even higher as a result of recent investment in the infrastructure and strategic planning at both the Grimsby and Midlands plants.

PPS East in Grimsby, which largely manages returnable packaging for major UK seafood processors, was nominated for two Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards for Economic Investment and Innovation, winning the latter. The company has helped reduce the need for using one-trip polystyrene boxes for the transportation of fresh fish and has also started providing supply chain support services, including delivering its returnable fish boxes all the way to Iceland and Norway for fish suppliers to use for delivery into the UK market.

PPS also invested in a new industrial box washing line and additional returnable equipment for its box and pallet pools, winning another two-year contract with Young’s Seafood to hygienically clean vital equipment. Following this, another new contract was signed by expanding fresh fish processor, Jaines Seafood, for the rental and washing of specially sourced fillet trays for the next three years.

A major achievement during 2014 was the move of the Midlands warehouse to Marchington, a site three times the size of the previous depot. A large financial investment commitment has also been made in terms of staff, machinery and equipment, whilst expanding its dedicated repairs division.

It’s also been a very social year: the company exhibited at Foodex showcasing its Returnable Packaging services and demonstrated its crate hire range at the Movers and Storers Show.

Managing Director Joanne Moss, reported, “2014 was an exciting year for all of us at PPS, with the team working tirelessly to put the new infrastructure in place to enable the business to grow. We are enthusiastic about the environmental and financial benefits of returnable packaging and are looking forward to welcoming new customers on board in 2015.”

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