10 reasons to use RTI pooling

The top 10 benefits associated with using an RTP Pooled equipment solution.

 

1. FINANCIAL

pooled rental options are popular and provide a flexible method of funding the introduction of RTP as they offer all the benefits of ownership without major capital outlay and help to maintain a positive cash flow. It is simple and easy to budget for with one price per product (crate/pallet) for the full service that includes rental, wash, transport and management.

 

2. ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

Renting and pooling RTP is a sustainable way of conducting business and works toward reducing a company’s carbon footprint. It also adheres to the legislative requirements that advocates that packaging be minimised and designed for recovery and re-use. RTP replaces one-trip disposable packaging that has negative environmental and economic impact. A reduction in waste and possible landfill charges has immediate cost savings and increases overall profitability.

3. SAVINGS IN TRANSPORT & HANDLING

Returnable packaging is designed to be nestable reducing storage and transport space and the associated costs. Also, replacing cardboard boxes with plastic nestable crates means that the client could build higher pallets because of product damage inside carton box. This means more produce could be transported per truck, fewer journeys needed and of course the result being an extra carbon reduction achieved.

 

4. IMPROVED PROTECTION

Returnable packaging is manufactured and designed to be more robust and durable, helping to reduce the risk of product damage during transit and therefore decreases customer returns. Secure and rigid RTP are ideal for the transportation of fresh, perishable and valuable goods requiring optimum protection – and these can be hygienically washed and returned in to the loop.

 

5. BESPOKE SOLUTIONS

Where customers require, tailored solutions can be provided to meet specific materials handling needs in terms of size, distribution and with health and safety issues in mind.

 

6. CONSERVATION

More socially acceptable as the conservation of energy and raw materials throughout the supply chain has both environmental and economical benefits. Lower energy consumption for washing reusable RTP should be considered against higher energy costs for recycling cardboard and timber.

 

7. POOLING BENEFITS

This enables clients to concentrate their efforts, energies and resources into their core business and allows a specialist business to handle their returnable packaging. Pooling of a shared resource is cost effective – with one product for many users!, Plastic crates can be used over and over again, making them far more versatile than single trip packaging materials such as cardboard boxes.

 

8. HYGIENICALLY CLEAN PRODUCT

On delivery, used plastic pool rented products can be collected and washed to approved standards before being returned into the supply chain for re-use. Most businesses operating strict hygienic standards can take the stock direct to the factory floor.

 

9. TRACKING SYSTEMS

The success of a pooled rental system depends on effective control and management of the system.

 

10. FLEXIBILITY OF SERVICE

Products are available in large and small volumes for long or short term periods and therefore provides the maximum flexibility to cater for seasonal peaks and troughs. Customers no longer need to hold on to high levels of stock during seasonal lows.

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