CHEP has announced that one of the leading supermarket chains in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Al Sadhan Group, operator of SPAR Saudi Arabia and Al Sadhan Trading, has signed a two-year full participating agreement with CHEP Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
The Al Sadhan Group will advocate for pallet pooling with its suppliers and vendors.
CHEP’s business model is based on the circular economy concept of ‘share and reuse’. With the CHEP Pooling System the customer rents the pallets they need. CHEP controls the entire administrative procedure, retrieval and quality assurance of the pallets in a closed-loop system.
Both SPAR and Al Sadhan Group receive CHEP pallets to their Distribution Centres (DC) and stores, resulting in easier handling and reduced risks that are inherent when using inferior-quality pallets.
“Making the switch to CHEP pallets gives us significant advantages over single-use pallets of non-standard sizes and quality that we receive from our suppliers,” commented Rakan Almarshad, Procurement and Contracts Manager, Al Sadhan Group.
“CHEP’s business model of sharing, reusing and recycling pallets helps us reduce our environmental impact,” observed Abdulaziz Al Sadhan, Group Supply Chain Manager.
“We strive to build and maintain long-term relationships with our customers through collaboration to improve their supply chains, reduce overall supply chain costs and provide operational efficiencies,” noted Marco Salort Pons, CHEP MENA Director, Commercial.