Cartonplast Group (“CPL”), Europe’s leading provider of plastic layer pad (“PLP”) closed-loop logistics to the food and beverage industry, has successfully completed the acquisition of the French branch of Demes Palettenlogistik GmbH in Dagneux, France (“Demes France”).
Demes France is a service centre for PLPs. The PLPs are sorted, cleaned, checked and made available again for the transportation of glass containers. With the acquisition of Demes France, CPL is strengthening its core capabilities in the rental and servicing of reusable PLPs for the glass container industry in France. The acquisition will further ensure reliable future service for CPL’s French customer base.
Michael Heikenfeld, the Chief Sales Officer of CPL, says: “France is an extremely attractive growth market for us, and provides enormous potential. We are delighted to expand our presence in the French market and increase our level of service for customers in this region.”
Serkan Koray, CPL’s Chief Executive Officer, adds: “This acquisition is part of our continuous growth strategy to expand our range of services for our customers, who are active all over Europe. Our reusable transport solutions for the container manufacturing industry increase operational efficiency and benefit the environment due to a lower carbon-footprint. Our services now extend to multiple applications for our French customer base.”
The new CPL service centre in Dagneux near Lyon, France
The newly-acquired French cleaning and service centre supplements CPL’s existing 14 logistics and service locations established worldwide. The Demes France service centre in Dagneux near Lyon cleans, checks and re-distributes more than five million PLPs per year, with a focus on stringent quality specifications. The facility was originally opened in 2007 by Demes Palettenlogistik GmbH. Demes, headquartered in northern Stadtlohn, Germany, was founded as a pallet service provider almost 30 years ago. The acquisition of Demes France will play an important role in delivering services to CPL’s customers, including O-I Europe Sàrl, with whom CPL recently signed a long-term service agreement.
CPL is an international company with a global focus. Economically and environmentally-sustainable companies such as CPL play a critical role in the market, with regard to environmental standards. CPL’s transport solutions support “green” rethinking in operational and production processes. The company operates 14 logistics and service centres worldwide to collect, sort, clean and re-distribute PLPs, eight of which are in Europe.
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About the Cartonplast Group
Founded in 1985, CPL is headquartered in Dietzenbach, Germany. CPL’s PLPs are used in more than 130 production locations across 20 countries for the transportation of glass, cans and PET containers for filling lines. As the largest European reusable pool-system operator of reusable PLPs rentals, CPL has a closely interlinked network of service centres. As a pioneer of a “green” business model, CPL has more than 30 years of experience in the delivery and collection, sorting and cleaning, and management of reusable transport products. This environmentally-friendly closed-loop pooling concept is one of the most successful outsourcing systems in Europe, with 7,000 participating fillers in the beverage, food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries across 30 countries. Currently, 45 million layer-pads with more than 130 million circulations per year are in use, managed in 14 CPL Service Centres worldwide.