Solutions for Fruits and Vegetables

  • Reduce costs by nearly 25%
  • Better quality product at store
  • Eliminate 94% of packaging related damage
  • Reduce environmental impact

IFCO RPCs protect fruit and vegetables more effectively from grower to retailer

IFCO Service Centre

    • RPCs are sanitised 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, minimising the need for storage space
      • Standardised 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 world’s retailers optimise their fresh supply chains

            Distribution Centre

              • Standardised packaging system reduces handling, storage and equipment costs by up to 25%
              • Secure stacking and rigid construction lowers product damage rate by 94%
              • Easier, more ergonomic handling increases labour efficiency and decreases risk of injury

              Receiving Product

                • Inbound pallets can be broken down 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

                  • Standardised footprint allows pickers to select product in any order
                  • Faster order picking
                  • Handles reduce injuries caused by manual picking and stacking of hard-to-hold cardboard

                  Outbound Pallet to Store

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

                    Store

                      • Standardised packaging system and ergonomics speed replenishment
                      • Secure stacking and rigid construction lowers package damage rate by 94%
                      • Easier, more ergonomic handling increases labour 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 labour

                          Bailing/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 Centre

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

                              Packaging Solutions for Fruits and Vegetables

                              Green Plus

                              • Strong corner tabs
                              • Optimal ventilation
                              • Ergonomic design

                              Bale Arm

                              • Optimal Ventalition
                              • Durable Construction
                              • Ergonomic Handles

                              Logistics Capabilities

                              IFCO offers the complete RPC solution, managing all aspects of container logistics: pooled container management, inventory tracking, repair, sanitisation, 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 standardisation and cost reduction in their supply chains. To learn more about our industry leading service, please contact us.

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