New high-volume service centre will handle a variety of pallet and container washing, inspection and repair needs for new and existing customers
Polymer Logistics, a leading international provider of ‘One-Touch/Retail Ready Packaging (RRP)’ Solutions, recently opened its newest washing facility in Coventry, UK. The 50,000-square foot centre features five loading bays. It provides washing, inspection and repair services for pallets and containers manufactured by Polymer Logistics as well as those produced by other suppliers.
Polymer’s new wash plant supports the continued growth of the company as an ‘end to end solution provider.’ The innovative manufacturer of long lasting reusable packaging solutions now follows every aspect of the logistics cycle to provide a comprehensive container management service to customers.
The Coventry facility came online in December 2017 after a successful trial period. The opening has created 20 new jobs in the region.
The strategic location of the facility in the Midlands provides a convenient base to serve the washing needs of UK and international customers. It will support existing and new Polymer Logistics clients in sectors including produce, meat, grocery, bakery and e-commerce.
Designed with flexibility in mind, trays, folding bins and other containers can all be washed on the same machine. It has the capability to run 24/7, an output capacity of 35 million trays annually and it is currently operating 16 hours daily plus Saturday morning as demand continues to grow.
The wash line features pre-wash, hot wash, high pressure wash, hot rinse and drying operations to ensure a high-quality service. Wash water is reused and cleaned to reduce environmental impact and cost. In addition to providing leading edge washing capabilities, the location also provides reusable packaging inspection and repair. And while the wash line was specifically designed to process plastic products from Polymer Logistics, it can easily handle other containers as well.
Other sustainability features of the plant include solar power generation to help reduce its energy requirements, as well as grey water capture from the roof to provide water for WC flush and other needs.
Steve Raybould – Business Unit Manager for washing and services at Polymer Logistics: “Our new wash plant in Coventry builds on our capability to address every aspect of reusable plastic pallet and container management. Its central location, flexibility to handle multiple types of containers, and capacity for increased throughput provide the wash services needed as Polymer Logistics continues to grow.”