IFCO supports Food Bank Kappeln with Vehicle Sponsoring

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V.l.n.r.: Detlef Röhrig, Ifco Kundenbetreuung DE Nord, Frau Gooßens, Frau Hlavsa‎ und Herr Rautenberg ,alle Kappelner Tafel. Left to right: Detlef Röhrig, Ifco Customer Service Germany North,
Mrs Gooßens, Mrs Hlavsa, Mr. Rautenberg, all Kappeln Food Bank.

Through sponsoring of a refrigerated van, IFCO SYSTEMS enables the optimal transportation of fresh fruit and vegetables for the Kappeln Food Bank

Kappeln/Pullach, 23rd June 2015 – During a solemn ceremony in the Mercedes-Benz branch in Kappeln, a refrigerated vehicle, which was urgently needed for the food bank work, was handed over to the manager of the food bank in Kappeln Mr. Burkhard Rautenberg. The logistics service provider IFCO, well known for their reusable green fruit and vegetable containers, was able to contribute significantly to the purchase by donating 5.000 €.

„The refrigerated van is a great help for the Kappeln Food Bank. We are now able to quickly transfer fresh groceries to destination without loss of quality. In the name of all employees, the Kappeln Food Bank sincerely thanks IFCO for their support”, says Burkhard Rautenberg.

In the context of the initiative WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY, IFCO gets involved with financing refrigerated food bank vehicles. IFCO has so far co-financed 40 food banks vehicles in Germany. Additionally, the food banks use 66.000 IFCO Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) nationwide for deliveries and storage of the needed food. The free assignment of RPCs enables the food banks to significantly reduce the packaging waste resulting from one-way packaging.

The combination of Reusable Plastic Containers and refrigerated vehicles also guarantees the most important factor for groceries: the freshness. “Hygiene and freshness are the decisive factors in the logistics of fruit and vegetables “, says Wolfgang Orgeldinger, CEO of IFCO SYSTEMS. “We are looking forward to continue supporting the food banks through WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY on a global basis also in the future.

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IFCO is the leading global provider of reusable packaging solutions, operating a pool of over 200 million Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) in 34 countries. IFCO RPCs are used primarily to transport fresh products from producers to leading grocery retailers worldwide. IFCO's solutions help retailers and producers reduce costs and increase sales by maximizing efficiency, product protection, sustainability, and safety throughout their supply chains. IFCO is a member of the Brambles family of companies. For more information, visit www.ifco.com.

About Brambles

Brambles Limited (ASX:BXB) is a supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 50 countries, primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands. The Group specialises in the pooling of unit-load equipment and associated services, focusing on the outsourced management of pallets, crates and containers. Brambles primarily serves the consumer goods, dry grocery, fresh food, retail and general manufacturing supply chains. In addition, the Group operates specialist businesses serving the automotive, aviation and oil and gas sectors. Brambles employs more than 14,000 people and owns approximately 500 million pallets, crates and containers through a global network of approximately 850 service centres. For further information, please visit www.brambles.com.