ORLANDO, Fla. (PRNewswire) — iGPS Logistics and Nestle Waters' North America (NWNA) have announced an agreement to introduce iGPS pallets as the shipping platform for Poland Spring® brand natural spring water to customers throughout the North East.
Today's announcement aligns with the NWNA commitment to continuous improvement and to develop new efficiencies within their supply chain that can also be shared with their customers.
"Testing of the pallet and service has proven iGPS Logistics to be fully capable of supplying our business with a sustainable product," stated George Sheats, strategic procurement manager supporting NWNA. "This improved pallet solution will reduce product damage and improve operational efficiencies. The lighter weight and superior construction reduces the chance of injury when handling the pallet."
Jeff Liebesman, iGPS Logistics CEO added, "This major relationship with Nestle Waters is an important ground-breaker for our company because it goes a long way to re-establishing iGPS as an efficiency-driven and customer-focused pallet pooling solution for the North American grocery supply chain. We thank the leadership at NWNA and their customers for making this decision become a reality and we look forward to a long term and mutually beneficial business relationship."
About Nestle Waters
The availability of healthful beverages is more important than ever, and Nestle Waters North America provides people with an unrivaled portfolio of bottled waters. The company's bottled water brands in the U.S. include Poland Spring®, Deer Park®, Nestle® Pure Life®, international brands Perrier® and S.Pellegrino®. In 2011, the company introduced a line of ready-to-drink teas which now includes Nestea®, Sweet Leaf® and Tradewinds®. These well-known brands have led Nestle Waters North America to be third largest non-alcoholic beverage company by volume in the U.S.
About iGPS Logistics
iGPS pallets will generate measurable savings in transport, reduced product damage, and other operational efficiencies. The world's only multi-use pallet to receive NSF Food Equipment Certification, iGPS' platform is a major advance in supply chain hygiene—a platform that can easily be cleaned. Measuring a true 48" x 40", iGPS' platform enables larger load patterns and is ideally suited for automated environments. An independent life cycle analysis has documented that iGPS' solution is better for the environment than both one-way and multiuse wood pallets.