Reusable Packaging News September 30, 2016 - Page 10


CHEP Containers Group To Open New South Bend Facility

In response to the growing demand for container pooling solutions in the Midwest United States, the containers division of CHEP is excited to open a new state-of-the-art container processing service center in South Bend, Indiana.

For 18 years, CHEP has been North America’s leading container pooler, providing reusable shipping container rental, tracking, cleaning and repair to food, beverage, cosmetic, general manufacturing and automotive manufacturers. In addition to its corporate headquarters office in Livonia, MI, CHEP has a robust network of service centers located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The new facility will have direct access to several major interstate systems, which will decrease order lead times and logistics costs, as well as offering improved processes and JIT replenish and fulfillment opportunities for nearby customers. Featuring an advanced semi-automatic wash line, the South Bend service center will not only improve average throughput time and standardize quality, but will also provide additional capacity throughout the SC network.

“South Bend will produce significant advantages for our already robust service center network and allow us to fulfill customer orders with superior reliability and quality,” explained Shayne Murphy, Director of Operations for CHEP Container North America, “We are excited to use this new facility as the blueprint for enhancing our operations to exceed our customers’ expectations.”

CHEP’s conscious effort to improve sustainable, lean operations and create solutions that are valuable and environmentally friendly has earned them recognition as a Top Green Supplier by Food Logistics Magazine for three consecutive years. For more information on CHEP’s products and services, visit or call (888) 873-2277.