The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-09-18T06:15:59Z AusContact Awards Recognise Best Contact Centres 2017-09-18T06:15:59Z auscontact-awards-recognise-best-contact-centres CHEP Australia has been recognised as a state finalist for Best Centre Team, announced on 30 August 2017.   This award considered results from individual submissions and interviews. Individuals from CHEP Australia were interviewed for roles including; customer contact professional, operations champion, people champion, team leader and team manager.   The Best Centre Team category identified organisations which had the best pool of talent across the team based off the individual entrants in each of the individual categories.   Fiona Keough, CEO Auscontact Association said, “We are delighted at CHEP Australia’s performance and result of Finalist for Best Centre Team for NSW.    “At Auscontact we understand that each person in a team delivers an unique and valued contribution, and a centre that cultivates a broad and deep range of talent is truly creating an exceptional environment of achievement and excellence, and ultimately, a great customer experience.   “It was clear from the CHEP Australia team’s performance, each individual nominee operated at a high level of competency, confidence and clarity. It was clear from all nominees that a strong sense of organisational values, role mastery and a customer-centric approach carried them through as Finalists.    Companies around Australia have been recognised for outstanding customer service, individual achievements and team work at the 2017 Auscontact Awards. Ms Keough adding, “This year’s Auscontact Awards were in celebration of the individual achiever, with a special Award recognising the organisation who entered the most outstanding team of individuals.   “Well done to CHEP Australia for the outstanding individual and team achievement.” Ms Keough said.   Angela Wade, Senior Manager Customer Support at CHEP Australia is delighted that the CHEP customer contact centre is considered in the top three best contact centres and is proud of the effort, calibre, and energy her team bring to work every day.   “Our team were recognised for things like collaboration, drive, and being high skilled in their fields. When they speak with customers about their supply chain needs they take real ownership in their work and see things through from beginning to end.   “This recognition really captures the commitment that our team deliver to customers so that they have the best experience possible.   END Rallying Together to Support Growers Impacted by Recent Floods in Adelaide 2017-02-22T05:09:36Z rallying-together-to-support-growers-impacted-by-recent-floods-in-adelaide Rallying Together to Support Growers Impacted by Recent Floods in Adelaide Updated: 22 February 2017 300 growers and 1,500 hectares of crops destroyed due to extreme weather $50 million approx. in damages and losses A united effort raises $152,000 for SA Growers Flood Appeal Late last year, close to 300 growers with an estimated 1,500 hectares of land in the Northern Adelaide Plains were significantly impacted by severe weather conditions and flooding. These conditions caused around $50 million in damages and losses. Consequently, farmers in the region have experienced many challenges relating to low seed volumes to resew crops, decreased availability of fungicide to treat surviving crops, damage caused by weeds and insects, as well as widespread damage to infrastructure. The South Australian Produce Market Limited initiated a partnership with the Horticultural Coalition of SA, AusVeg SA and Foodbank SA in an effort to raise much needed funds for the purchase of seedlings and assistance with re-establishing viable crops for the future, ensuring all affected producers would get back on track as soon as possible. Established in October, the Appeal has effectively rallied support from SA State Government, the community, industry partners and businesses to provide much needed help to local horticulture growers affected. Speaking about the SA Flood Appeal, Chief Executive Officer, South Australian Produce Market, Angelo Demasi said, “The SA Flood Appeal is raising much needed funds to help with the purchase of seedlings and assist with the re-establishment of viable crops for the future. “Special thanks is extended to all major donors (Brisbane Markets, CHEP, Government of South Australia, IGA, ORORA, South Australian Chamber of Fruit and Vegetables, South Australian Produce Market and Visy), their considerable support and donations were critical to the success of the appeal” he said. “Thanks to generous donations from the SA State Government, South Australians’ and businesses such as Foodbank SA, The Horticultural Coalition of SA, CHEP, Visy, IGA Supermarkets and SA Mushrooms, we’ve been able to raise $152,000. This financial aid has started to be given out to help farmers get back onto their feet” Mr Demasi said. CHEP Australia’s Director, Supply Chain Solutions, John Alderson said he was proud of CHEP’s support for the local community, its partners and suppliers as part of this Appeal. “We are committed to supporting this region and its return to a productive and prosperous area that provides the fruit, vegetables and flowers that many of us enjoy within our households. “CHEP is proud to collaboratively support those in need and make a real difference” said Mr Alderson. A grower of fresh produce and CHEP customer impacted by this flooding is Comfresh Group. Speaking about this, Comfresh Group’s Sales Manager, Jamie Dodds said, “It was difficult to see all the hard work you put into growing produce throughout the year go to waste due to crops being underwater and spoiled. “Since the severe flooding occurred, it has been great to see the industry and community really come together to help producers like us get back onto our feet. Our team really appreciates all the support we have received and the generosity of those who supported growers like us through the SA Growers Flood Appeal” said Mr Dodds. Funds from the SA Growers Flood Appeal are currently being administered by Foodbank SA with applications for financial assistance being assessed by an independent panel of growers and industry members. For more information on the SA Growers Food Appeal and/or if you would like to make a valuable contribution to this Appeal, email or call 08 8349 4493. Image Caption (Pictured here from left to right): Susie Green, CEO - Apple and Pear Growers Association of South Australia, Hon Leon Bignell MP - Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Forests, Tourism, Recreation and Sport, and Racing in South Australia, Angelo Demasi, CEO - South Australian Produce Market, Tony Schirripa State Manager of South Australia – Premier/LaManna Group, Paul Pogas, Deputy Chairman - Fresh Markets Australia and Alan Brunato, Supply Chain Solutions Manager - CHEP Australia END   About South Australian Produce Market The South Australian Produce Market is South Australia’s primary fresh produce wholesale market. Over 250,000 tonnes of fresh produce is traded between their 45 wholesalers, 60 growers and hundreds of retail operators each year, worth an estimated wholesale value of $590 million.   About AUSVEG AUSVEG is the leading body representing the interests of potatoes and vegetable producers in the state and provides growers with a united voice and strong representation with all levels of government. Media contact: Kathryn Crofts, Communications Manager, CHEP Phone: +61 (2) 9856 2547 Mobile: +61 (0) 0437 108 844 Email: CHEP Introduces Solutions Portfolio to Provide More Value Throughout Supply Chains 2017-02-01T06:43:57Z chep-introduces-solutions-portfolio-to-provide-more-value-throughout-supply-chains SYDNEY – 1 February, 2017 – CHEP Australia today announced a new range of solutions designed to help customers transform their supply chains for sustainable, long-term change.   These solutions, available immediately, build on the company’s extensive 60-year experience in supporting the supply chains of local, national and global businesses, and recognise a broader movement in the world today to transform supply chains for positive change.   CHEP Australia’s director of strategy and marketing, Justin Frank said, “Our role within the supply chain is to empower customers with the tools and resources to create efficiencies and eliminate waste, improving the environment and the bottom line,” and added, “This is the Supply Change™ together we can make it happen.”   CHEP has designed and launched a new range of solutions to help companies in the consumer goods, manufacturing, fresh food, grocery and retail industries optimise their supply chains. The first of the new solutions on offer are:   Platform Solutions - providing a consistent supply of standardised and reusable Platform Solutions locally and globally – including various pallets and Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) – helps eliminate waste and allows customers to significantly reduce their environmental footprint and cost of goods.   Value Chain Analysis - working collaboratively, CHEP will look at movements throughout supply chains, identifying any causes of inefficiency, mapping out opportunities for improvement and helping create value.   International Solutions - help to optimise sourcing and receiving processes, reducing handling and manual labour costs as product is moved through international supply chains more efficiently - from production sites around the world to store shelves.    Store Solutions - streamline merchandising and replenishment to improve consumer experience, satisfaction, and loyalty. These solutions are designed to facilitate efficient store fulfillment, reduce packaging materials, and ultimately increase on shelf availability, brand presence and sales volumes.   Phillip Austin, President of CHEP Asia Pacific, said “Each of our new solutions help to identify efficiencies, eliminate waste and can improve the performance of our customers’ supply chains. They were developed by CHEP’s innovative, pragmatic engineers and logistics professionals to help partners move product from the farm or processing facility to the store shelf faster and more efficiently.   “By enabling customers to outsource, share and reuse platforms, we encourage supply chains to use higher quality platforms, connect seamlessly with more trading partners, reduce transportation, generate less waste, use fewer natural resources, lower platform inventories and attain the many efficiencies of standardisation,” said Mr Austin.   The results of working together have already been proven. Every year, thousands of the world’s supply chains choose to share and reuse our platforms. Globally, by deciding to partner with CHEP and share resources during the 2016 financial year 2.3 million tonnes of CO2 were taken out of the atmosphere, 1.4 million trees were left on the planet, 1.3 million tonnes of waste never made it to landfills, and 3,920 less tonnes of food were damaged during transport.*   Note to editors: Additional information and a library of images depicting CHEPs new solutions are available digitally.   *Source: Brambles Sustainability Review 2016. Waste Not Program Wins Double at Enactus National Championships 2016-07-08T04:20:48Z waste-not-program-wins-double-at-enactus-national-championships Top university students address food waste at national event Edith Cowan University win $10,000 for the Graham Kraehe Community Project prize and the Enactus National Championships A ‘Waste Not’ program - a win for community Enactus students at Perth’s Edith Cowan University have won the prestigious Graham Kraehe Community Project - Brambles Food Waste Challenge and, in addition, have been crowned Enactus National Champions for their program – Waste Not – that provides initiatives including an environmental impact report on food waste to local businesses in the city of Joondalup, Western Australia. The new ‘Waste Not’ program educates businesses in the City of Joondalup about food waste and includes social, economic and environmental factors to encourage improvements in agricultural production, the provision of food service and through community awareness.The students devised, developed, delivered and documented their project. Enactus Board Member and CHEP Asia Pacific President, Phillip Austin, announced the winner for the Graham Kraehe Community Project - Brambles Food Waste Challenge and awarded the $5,000 prize to support development of their project. In addition, as overall winner of the national championship Brambles are delighted to award the project and additional $5,000 prize. Mr. Austin said, “CHEP is proud to have partnered with organisations to reduce food waste throughout the supply chain and are delighted to support this worthwhile project that addresses an area where a big impact can be made – through community and local business awareness and engagement. “We are proud to see our donation used to make a difference in reducing food waste and educating the local community on sustainable solutions. “The ‘Waste Not’ team have shown strong business acumen and entrepreneurial skills in development of this community-wide project and I look forward to seeing this project progress.” Mr. Austin said. The ‘Waste Not’ program provides assistance in environmental analysis and education initiatives for local businesses to reduce food waste through, amongst other initiatives, donating leftover food to charities and redirecting food into purpose-built compost bins that fertilises a community vegetable garden. The Enactus program includes 20 universities working on real-life issues with guidance and mentoring from corporate business partners in Australia, to achieve real results. Founding Director and Enactus CEO, Judy Howard said, “The ‘Waste Not’ team have demonstrated leadership, teamwork, and have further enhanced their communication skills through project management, problem solving and networking skills. “The program has shown a strong plan for self-sufficiency and the ability to be successfully implemented into the community.” Ms. Howard said. “The ‘Waste Not’ program is a fantastic example of how working with organisations like CHEP can create real solutions to real world problems faced around the world. Chaminda Ranasinghe, biotechnology student and President for Enactus at Edith Cowan University, said “The restaurant and café industry are one of the biggest contributors of food waste - yet are poorly trained in reducing food waste. “Food waste reduction is an important aspect in ensuring food justice and is a factor that can impact world hunger. “If we reuse and consume all of the food that is on our plate we will also reduce what goes into landfill. By reducing our carbon footprint we are reducing global warming. “When we think about the food we buy, grow and make, we should not only think about where it has come from but also where it will go if we don’t consume it. This kind of food waste in Australia alone contributes to double the carbon footprint of the rest of the world. “Changing behaviours is a long term initiative and we believe education is vital in the success of this program.” Mr. Ranasinghe said. Enactus operates in 36 countries globally, bringing together the skills and experience of two generations of leaders: those who are currently leading major organisations and student leaders, to make the world a better place through the positive power of business and entrepreneurship. The Enactus National Conference and Championships provides an opportunity for Enactus teams to present the outcomes of their projects to a team of judges drawn from the business community around Australia. The 2016 National Conference and Competition was held from 5-7 July at the Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney. The team of 24 from Edith Cowan University will go on to compete at the Enactus World Cup from 28-30 September 2017 in Toronto, Canada.   ENDS     Notes to the editor - interviews available on request The Graham Kraehe Community Project is named in honour of Graham Kraehe AO former Chairman of Brambles, and is a partnership between Brambles and Enactus Australia to support projects led by student teams, which focus on addressing the issue of food waste at any of the stages of the supply chain. Future Leaders Address Food Waste at Enactus National Conference 2016-07-04T07:39:35Z future-leaders-address-food-waste-at-enactus-national-conference Addressing food waste with top university students $5,000 prize on offer for Brambles Food Waste program Winning team gains entry to global championships in Canada during September 2016 Australia’s best university students around the country will converge in Sydney this week as part of the Enactus National Conference and Championships addressing challenges including food waste, sustainable living, nutrition in schools and refugee programs. An Enactus project can be on almost anything as long as it empowers people in need to improve their quality of life and standard of living. Enactus students devise, develop, deliver and document each of their projects, considering relevant economic, social and environmental factors in identifying the group in need. CHEP Asia Pacific President, Phillip Austin, is an Enactus Board Member and judge at this year’s national competition for the Brambles Food Waste Challenge and will announce a winner on the final day of the conference. The winning team can take home up to $5,000 prize to contribute to their project. Mr Austin said, “Addressing food waste is an important issue in improving supply chains. Our sharing and reuse model is based on creating sustainable solutions for our customers in reducing waste. “It just makes good business sense for leaders of today to support future leaders of tomorrow. This program sets the foundations in making changes to the world that will benefit generations to come.” Mr Austin said. Enactus is a not for profit organisation providing a platform for outstanding university students to create real-life community development projects to improve the livelihood of those around the world. Founding Director and Enactus CEO, Judy Howard, manages the Enactus program, which includes 20 universities and corporate business partners in Australia. Ms Howard said, “Each year we are overwhelmed with the high calibre of talent, insight and ingenuity these students demonstrate in their projects aimed at improving the livelihood of people within their community, their development and the corporate partners they work with. “Students are able to work with blue chip organisations on real-life challenges while experiencing the best guidance and mentoring to achieve real results for real people. “Through carrying out projects that help the community, students develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills including project management, problem solving and networking skills. They also enhance their innovation and entrepreneurial skills through working with real world problems.” Ms Howard said. Enactus operates in 36 countries globally, bringing together the skills and experience of two generations of leaders: those who are currently leading major organisations and student leaders, to make the world a better place through the positive power of business and entrepreneurship. The Enactus National Conference and Championships provides an opportunity for Enactus teams to present the outcomes of their projects to a team of judges drawn from the business community around Australia. The 2016 National Conference and Competition will be held from 5-7 July 2016 at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth at 61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000. Register to attend the conference and competition via Enactus Board Member and Brambles Limited Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tom Gorman, recently announced the global initiative, 1 Race 2 End Waste, to reduce food loss and waste in developing as well as developed countries, which will be launched at the Enactus World Cup from 28 - 30 September 2016 in Toronto, Canada. The winning team of the Australian conference will go on to compete at the Enactus World Cup. ENDS For more information, please contact: Enactus Media Contact:             Judy Howard, CEO, +61 (0) 404 829 413,  CHEP Media Contact:                Kathryn Crofts, Communications Manager, +61 (0) 437 108 844,   About CHEP CHEP is a global provider of supply chain solutions serving the consumer goods, fresh food, beverage, manufacturing and retail sectors in more than 60 countries. CHEP offers a wide range of logistics and operational platforms and support services that are designed to increase performance and lower risk while improving environmental sustainability.   CHEP’s 12,500 employees and approximately 300 million pallets and containers deliver comprehensive coverage and exceptional value, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco, Kellogg’s and Nestlé.   CHEP is part of the Brambles Group, the operator of a portfolio that includes IFCO, the leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) to the fresh food supply chain globally, as well as specialist container solutions providers to the automotive, aerospace and oil and gas sectors. For more information on CHEP, visit   For information on the Brambles Group, visit   About Enactus Enactus is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action.   We provide a platform for teams of outstanding university students to create community development projects that put people’s own ingenuity and talents at the centre of improving their livelihoods. Guided by educators and supported by business leaders, our students take the kind of entrepreneurial approach that empowers people to be a part of their own success. Our work transforms both the lives of the people we serve, and in turn, the lives of our students as they develop into more effective, values-driven leaders.   Like in business, we believe that competition encourages creativity and rewards results. For Enactus, it means more lives impacted. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to showcase the impact of their outreach efforts and to be evaluated by executives serving as judges. National champion teams advance to the prestigious Enactus World Cup to experience excellence in competition, collaboration and celebration.   For more information, visit Image Caption: 2015 winner of the Enactus National Championship - University of New England CHEP addresses bulk meat producers’ packaging needs 2014-11-10T06:16:42Z chep-addresses-bulk-meat-producers-packaging-needs CHEP Pallecon Solutions has launched a new range of liner bags focussing specifically on the bulk meat industry’s demands for efficiency improvements and waste reduction. The new liner range ensures food safety through the use of blue tint and a co-extruded film technology that is superior to other commonly-used monolayer films in the Australian & New Zealand liner bag market. CHEP Pallecon Solutions business manager, Peter Gaddes said, “We are delighted to be the first company to offer customers the benefits of a liner bag with blue tint on all layers. Our choice to also use co-extruded films in Australia & New Zealand is based on the frequent requests we receive from our bulk meat customers around the world.” The majority of bulk meat producers in Australia and New Zealand have adopted a practice of double or triple bagging their containers to prevent leaks, which ultimately results in high packaging waste. The costs associated with using multiple bags can be avoided by switching to the new CHEP Pallecon Solutions co-extruded liner bags. These bags are produced with multiple, ultra-thin layers within a film that is capable of exceeding the performance characteristics of much thicker mono films; in strength, puncture and flex crack resistance. Unlike monolayer films, co-extruded technology utilises multiple extruders to melt and deliver different high quality resin materials in a single extrusion head. “The liners utilise 3-layer, co-extruded film and will help us provide not only a new tinted liner, but one that is far superior to existing liners in the market place. The blue tint has been tested independently to ensure it does not migrate into the customers’ product,” Mr Gaddes confirmed. The process utilises 100% virgin food grade resins and the open top liner bags are FDA, IMS, Kosher & Halal food compliant. The new liner range complements CHEP’s range of integrated solutions available for food applications and can be used in conjunction with its existing suite of Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) rental solutions. About CHEP Pallecon Solutions CHEP Pallecon Solutions provides Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs), liner bags and accessories to customers around the world and across a range of industries including food, beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, chemical and general manufacturing. For more information on CHEP Pallecon Solutions, please visit or call 1300 133 133. CHEP Pallecon Solutions is part of Brambles Limited, an ASX-listed, supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 50 countries, primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands. For further information on Brambles, please visit CHEP Pallecon Solutions launches food-grade bags with improved discharge valves 2014-09-08T00:51:37Z chep-pallecon-solutions-launches-food-grade-bags-with-improved-discharge-valves CHEP Pallecon Solutions recently launched new MaxiValve Liners in the Asia Pacific region to complement its existing suite of intermediate bulk container (IBC) rental solutions. The new liner range is pre-fit with the MaxiValve, a disposable ball valve, capable of reducing container discharge time by up to 33%. The 1000-litre liner bags are food contact, Kosher, and Parve approved, and designed for use with CHEP Pallecon Solutions’ IBCs, for the transport of bulk liquid. The liners, available in both aseptic and non-aseptic films, are offered as part of the company’s full service container rental program.  Depending on the application type, either a pillow or form-fit version of the liner can be utilized. The EB125MV is the first bag in this product line.  Manufactured in Australia, the liner includes a three-layer construction, providing high-flex resistance while transporting. The ball valve, unlike butterfly valves, delivers an unrestricted flow of product without additional fitting requirements and has a tamper evident numbered security clip to protect the integrity of the product. The new range of bags are suitable for applications with fill or exposure temperatures under 80°C, and can be steam sterilised for up to 30 minutes at a temperature of up to 130°C and a pressure bar of 3. CHEP Pallecon Solutions Asia-Pacific Innovation Manager, Peter Silk, said, “Our customers are continuously looking for ways to improve the efficiency of their production line. Providing them with a liner bag that reduces the time it takes to decant their product, without compromising the product quality, is a significant break-through”. About CHEP Pallecon Solutions CHEP Pallecon Solutions provides Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) to customers around the world and across a range of industries including food, beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, chemical and general manufacturing. For more information on CHEP Pallecon Solutions please visit  or call 1300 133 133 We are part of Brambles Limited, a Top-20 ASX supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 50 countries, primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands. For further information, please visit