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Solutions for Fruits and Vegetables

  • Reduced costs by nearly 25%
  • Better quality product at store
  • Reduce packaging related damage by 98%
  • Reduced environmental impact

IFCO RPCs protect fruits and vegetables better from grower to retailer

IFCO Service Center

    • RPCs are sanitized to industry leading standards
    • Cutting edge technology ensures clean, safe RPCs
    • RPCs delivered on-time to fit your packing schedule

    Grower/Shipper

      • RPCs arrive folded, minimizing the need for storage space
      • Standardized packaging system reduces costs
      • Multiple sizes available to accommodate different products

      Packing

        • Fast, easy assembly 
        • Automation capable
        • Ergonomic handles reduce pulls and strains

        Cooling

          • Ventilation promotes faster cooling 
          • Cooling is more consistent
          • Sturdy construction is unaffected by moisture

          Shipping

            • Pallet weight supported by RPCs, not product inside
            • Interlocking RPCs build secure pallet
            • Ventilation enables better temperature control and prevents pre-maturation in transit

            IFCO RPCs help the worlds retailers optimize their fresh supply chains

            Distribution Center

              • Standardized packaging system reduces handling, storage and equipment costs by up to 25%
              • Secure stacking and rigid construction lowers packaging related damage  by up to 98%
              • Easier, more ergonomic handling increases labor efficiency and decreases risk of injury

              Receiving Product

                • Inbound pallets can be broken down an average of 30% faster than pallets of one-way boxes
                • More stable, uniform inbound loads reduce damage and speed handling
                • Less tertiary packaging (straps, cornerboards, etc.)

                Order Picking

                  • Standardized footprint allows pickers to select product in any order
                  • Order picking faster by up to 50%
                  • Handles reduce injuries caused by manual picking and stacking of hard-to-hold cardboard

                  Outbound Pallet to Store

                    • Standardized footprint speeds pallet building by up to 50%
                    • Standardized, interlocking design creates a more secure mixed pallet
                    • Product weight of top layers supported by RPC structure, not product on bottom layers

                    Store

                      • Standardized packaging system and ergonomics speed stocking and selection by 5-53%
                      • Secure stacking and rigid construction lowers packaging related damage by up to 98%
                      • Easier, more ergonomic handling increases labor efficiency and decreases risk of injury

                      Inventory Management

                        • Rigid construction unaffected by moisture in cooler
                        • Easy to identify product
                        • Efficient use of space in back rooms and on floor

                        Merchandising

                          • Easy to hand stack or place directly onto shelf
                          • Clean, attractive display preferred by shoppers
                          • "One-touch" merchandising reduces store labor

                          Baling/Returns to DC

                            • RPCs eliminate need for time-intensive loading, compacting and baling cycles
                            • Easy, space-efficient stacking of folded RPCs to return to DC
                            • Eliminate wax cardboard disposal fees

                            Return to IFCO Service Center

                              • RPCs are cleaned and sanitized to industry leading standards
                              • RPCs are dried using cutting edge technology
                              • RPCs are wrapped and palletized to ensure food safety and quality

                              Packaging Solutions for Fruits and Vegetables

                              Black Lift Lock Series

                              • Secure lift latch design
                              • Ergonomic handling
                              • Optimal ventilation

                              IFCO Series

                              • Secure corner latches
                              • Ergonomic handles
                              • Optimal ventilation

                              Logistics Capabilities

                              IFCO offers the complete RPC solution, managing all aspects of container logistics: pooled container management, inventory tracking, repair, sanitization, and transportation.Our comprehensive logistics service helps simplify complex supply chains for retailers and growers. IFCO's global footprint enables us to service both our customers' import and domestic volume, increasing the level of standardization and cost reduction in their supply chains. To learn more about our industry leading service, please contact us.

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