Cemex have launched what they claim is the UK’s first pallet collection system within the cement industry for their packed cement products.
More than 10m bags of Cemex Rugby cement are sold every year and transported on nearly 250,000 pallets, many of which are thrown away or shredded. The new system aims to recover up to a third of all the pallets, which will be reconditioned and recycled back into the system, and will relieve merchants of the financial and physical burden of disposing of them
The new operation will be run in conjunction with European Logistics Management, who will collect the pallets from Cemex customers and repair and return them to Cemex
Meanwhile, as already reported on BuildersMerchantsJournal.net, Cemex have begun their 2008 UK investment programme with the announcement of a £2.2m state-of-the-art concrete plant in Stepney, East London.
Cemex say they are planning to invest more than £65m in the UK this year across their aggregates, cement and ready-mixed concrete operations.