Scott Pallets is a major manufacturer of new pallets for Knauf Insulation and is currently engaged in a Europe-wide consultancy project which ensures best practice on pallet specification and supply-chain analysis on behalf of Knauf Insulation on the continent. With timber prices reaching an all-time high in 2007, Scott ELM have focused on cost reduction and improving sustainability through the innovative development of its pallet recovery and repair service.
Knauf Insulation were one of the first to sign up to this innovative pallet return service and reap the significant benefits. Facilitated by our nationwide logistics infrastructure and a level of service unrivalled in the UK market, we are able to offer a one-stop-shop to meet all pallet requirements. By recovering and reusing pallets, Knauf Insulation has significantly reduced its packaging waste liability and demand for new pallets, in keeping with its stated environmental commitment. Mark Jolliffe, Operations Director from Knauf Insulation, said: “As a market leading manufacturer of products that have a real impact on sustainability in the construction industry, we are committed to a robust environmental policy. This means we are constantly looking at ways of reducing the environmental impact of not only the manufacture and use of our products, but also how they are transported, packaged and stored.” Scott ELM’s bespoke smartController software package, has ensured pallet recovery is a proven success – accurately measuring customer returns and providing auditable data on recycling and packaging reuse.
Knauf Insulation reaps benefits of Scott Group approach to the sector Through this system, the reverse logistics of reusable pallets and packaging is viable both environmentally and commercially even in a complex supply chain structure such as exists in the construction products sector. Reduced expenditure on new pallets, coupled with a reduced tax levy, corresponds to diminished packaging waste and ensures sizeable savings are made. Mark Jolliffe commented: “In addition to the environmental and financial benefits of working with Scott ELM, we benefit from a proven system of pallet recovery and reuse which is welcomed by our customers. Scott Pallets and Scott ELM provide Knauf Insulation UK plants with a seamless, integrated solution to the supply of new and recovered pallets nationally.