Brambles Launches IFCO Integration Website to Provide Continuous Updates to Key Stakeholders

ORLANDO, Fla. & HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brambles is pleased to introduce www.globalrpcpalletsolutions.com, a resource for the most current information regarding its integration of IFCO Systems, the international logistics service provider it acquired on 4 April 2011. The purpose of the website is to communicate key information regarding the integration to Brambles’ stakeholders, including employees, customers, strategic partners and shareholders.

Brambles Group Vice President of IFCO Integration, Kim Rumph, said: “This website is designed to provide easily-accessible, current information to our valued stakeholders as the integration progresses. The interest and excitement about the value this acquisition creates, both internally and externally, has been very positive, and we want to keep everyone informed and energized about the results this acquisition will deliver.”

In addition to delivering updates on key project milestones and product and service offerings, the site will serve as a contact vehicle for stakeholders with questions regarding the integration. Questions may be submitted to Brambles via the site’s Contact Us page, and answers to the most commonly asked questions will then be placed on the site.

Rumph said: “We are committed to open and frequent communication throughout this integration. We see positive value for all of our stakeholder groups, and we want to keep them informed of that value as it is realized.”

Background information

Brambles Limited provides pallet and container pooling solutions through its CHEP business and information management solutions through its Recall business. Brambles is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and has market captialization of approximately A$10 billion. CHEP owns and operates almost 300 million pallets and containers, serving customers across more than 600,000 supply chain locations in 45 countries and employing approximately 7,500 people. Recall securely manages physical and digital on behalf of its customers from 300 dedicated information centers across 24 countries, employing approximately 5,000 people. On 4 April 2011, Brambles completed the acquisition of IFCO Systems, a leading provider of reusable plastic container (RPC) pooling solutions globally and of pallet management services in the USA. IFCO operates from 210 locations worldwide, employing approximately 4,000 people. It owns and operates a pool of more than 116 million RPCs globally and − through its national network in the USA − sorts, repairs and reissues almost 200 million pallets a year. Brambles also owns and operates the Unitpool, LeanLogistics and CAPS supply chain logistics brands. For further information on Brambles and all announcements, presentations and webcasts, please visit www.brambles.com.

About CHEP

CHEP is a global leader in managed, returnable and reusable packaging solutions, serving many of the world’s largest companies in sectors such as consumer goods, fresh produce, beverage and automotive. CHEP’s service is environmentally sustainable and increases efficiency for customers while reducing operating risk and product damage. CHEP’s 7,500-plus employees and 300 million pallets and containers offer unbeatable coverage and exceptional value, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points in 45 countries. Our customer portfolio includes global companies and brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco, Kellogg’s, Kraft, Nestlé, Ford and GM. CHEP is part of Brambles Limited. For more information, visit www.chep.com.

About IFCO

IFCO is an international logistics service provider with more than 210 locations worldwide. IFCO operates a pool of over 102 million Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) globally, which are used primarily to transport fresh produce from growers to leading grocery retailers. In the United States, IFCO also provides a national network of pallet management services. IFCO is the market leader in this industry with almost 200 million pallets sorted, repaired and recycled annually.

Contacts

CHEP
Derek Hannum, +1-407-226-4293
Director of Marketing
derek.hannum@chep.com
or
IFCO SYSTEMS
Hillary Femal, +1-813-463-4124
hillary.femal@ifcosystems.com