IFCO - Delivering fresher food since 1992

IFCO was the first company to develop an outsourced Reusable Plastic Container (RPC) pooling system for fresh fruit and vegetables, back in 1992. Today, we provide unrivaled levels of customer support via our network of local offices and a team of over 1100 employees worldwide.

Our sustainable RPC solutions maximize efficiency and protect products to ensure the safe delivery of fresh food every day. Our services cover every aspect of RPC management, from delivering clean containers to producers to collecting them from retailers, to cleaning and sanitizing them again, ready for redistribution. With customers in over 50 countries and with more RPCs in circulation worldwide than any other supplier, IFCO can supply whatever your business demands.

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Why the world’s biggest RPC supplier is your best partner for growth

As the world’s leading supplier of reusable plastic containers, only IFCO can support your business wherever you and your suppliers are – and wherever the future may take you.

Our people speak your language. And they are experts in your local market too: aware of how your business is affected by the seasons, local culture and the particular challenges of your sector.

We have close working relationships with more than 14.000 food producers – in every category, from fruit and vegetables to meat and fish to bakery goods – and with more than 320 retailers. We work continuously with all our customers to find ways to improve their operational efficiency and reduce their overall costs.

Only IFCO offers such a wide range of pooled equipment and solutions, with over 70+ models of RPCs. We have RPCs to suit every type of fruit and vegetable, including one designed specifically for bananas. And we have other RPCs optimized for meat, fish, eggs and baked goods.

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Global scale, local expertise: the support your business needs, where you need it

With a network of local offices and over 1100 employees worldwide, at IFCO we are there for your business. When and wherever you need us!

Largest footprint and network

We have the largest footprint and network of any RPC provider in the world, delivering fresh produce daily to customers on all five continents.

  • Global market leader
  • Customers in 50 countries
  • 89 service centers
  • 1100 employees
  • Global pool of 314 million RPCs

We mitigate your business risks

Our wide variety of solutions and services gives us the greatest capabilities to support our customers with their RPC requirements.

  • Wash capacity of 2 billion units annually
  • Production capacity 66+ million units annually
  • Strictly-enforced global standards
  • Global workforce safety and labor law standards

Trusted by the world’s top retailers

Retailers have trusted our unmatched ability to deliver a better supply chain for more than 25 years.

  • Largest RPC pooling services company globally
  • 25+ years of experience
  • Trusted by the world’s top producers and retailers

Our vision

IFCO’s vision is to achieve and maintain global market leadership and profitability in all of our businesses without sacrificing or compromising our moral responsibility towards all the people with whom we deal and to the ecological system from which we draw our resources.

IFCO’s Mission

Our RPC solutions are state-of-the-art and are designed to provide optimal environmental protection. IFCO’s mission is to take into account social and environmental considerations in the process of constantly improving our solutions so that they provide the most cost-efficient and environmentally friendly ways to support our clients.

Corporate Culture

As a global corporation, it is necessary to think and communicate across language and geographical barriers, and to orient our strategies accordingly. However, as we endeavor to succeed in each of our markets, we aim to be flexible enough to adapt our global strategy to the local market conditions.

Executive Management Board

Chief Executive Officer, IFCO SYSTEMS Group

Wolfgang Orgeldinger

Wolfgang Orgeldinger became Chief Executive Officer of IFCO SYSTEMS in August 2013. Orgeldinger joined the company in December 2000 and served as Chief Operating Officer from January 2002 until August 2013. Before that, he was the head of IT and e-logistics as CIO of the company.

Before joining IFCO, Mr Orgeldinger held various executive positions with information technology distribution company Computer 2000, among them Executive Vice President of the Computer 2000 Group and prior to that Managing Director of Computer 2000 Germany.

He was a member of Computer 2000’s Executive Management Board, responsible for the group’s entire European logistics, technical services, assembly services and IT. He previously worked 10 years in various management positions at Digital Equipment Corporation and has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Bayreuth, Germany.

Chief Financial Officer, IFCO SYSTEMS Group

Dr. Julian zu Putlitz

Dr. Julian zu Putlitz was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the IFCO SYSTEMS Group on September 16th, 2019.

Prior to joining IFCO, Mr. zu Putlitz worked for almost 10 years as Chief Financial Officer and a Member of the Management Board for the SIXT SE Group. Sixt SE is the publicly listed holding company of the Sixt Group, one of the leading global car rentals, car sharing and car leasing companies. During his almost 10 years as CFO of the Sixt Group, Julian very successfully managed the finance function of this fast growing and profitable company.

From 1998 until 2009 Mr. zu Putlitz worked for Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, as of 2004 as a Partner in the Roland Berger Competence Center Restructuring & Corporate Finance, Berlin.

During his time with Roland Berger he was responsible for many financial restructuring and recapitalization projects as well as for strategy development, business process redesign and the implementation of restructuring and efficiency improvement programs for many well-known German and international customers.

Mr. zu Putlitz was born in New Haven, CT USA and has dual citizenship (German and American). He studied Economics at the Universities of Bonn, Munich and Zurich and graduated with a Ph.D (Dr. rer.pol.) from the University Bamberg, Germany.

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