ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH, 13 June 2008 - CEVA Logistics and B&Q have been awarded two Starpack gold awards at a ceremony held at the Café Royale in London. Starpack constitutes the UK packaging industry's most prestigious awards, aiming to help raise packaging standards in the UK by rewarding and encouraging creativity. The Starpack Awards scheme has been running since 1960 and is the premier UK annual award scheme.
The team collected their prestigious awards in the 'Technical Development' and 'Environmental Categories'. The awards were presented in recognition for the development of Carrierpacs, an innovative multi-trip package made from polypropylene with 45% recycled content and used for delivering kitchen worktops. Carrierpacs are fully recyclable and economically viable when compared to single-trip packaging delivering:
- A substantial reduction in product damage.
- A reduction in packaging costs of at least £300k per year.
- The prevention of 1,100 tonnes of cardboard entering the waste stream each year.
- Satisfied customers - who receive a perfect worktop and have no waste packaging to deal with.
"We are delighted to win these Starpack awards for Carrierpacs. They have successfully eliminated wasteful single-trip packaging through an environmentally responsible packaging format. They are highly cost-effective, providing the customer with a right first time delivery and eliminating the inconvenience of recycling bulky packaging. Carrierpacs have proven themselves to be extremely successful, exceeding all of our key business case requirements," says Kevin Corby, the site's Business Improvements Manager.
On behalf of B&Q CEVA Logistics manages four 250,000 square feet warehouses, a customer call centre and carries out home delivery of up to 15,000 orders per week. The operation is based at Branston, Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire where the workforce comprises a team of employees from B&Q, CEVA, Norbert Dentressangle Logistics and Kuehne + Nagel. The team members, known as 'Team Branston', are engaged in maximising customer service, while reducing cost.
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