New swap bodies next step in optimizing and improving current filling capabilities for food and pharmaceutical ingredients
Univar has already been using dedicated transport, such as bulk tank-trucks, for many years. The company will now lease two ISO swap bodies, which will offer additional advantages to customers. Dedicated transport limits the risk of contamination from previously stored products and therefore guarantees effective and superior product stewardship. The truck, when loaded, is sealed by the supplier; the seals are checked by SGS, an independent surveyor, and only broken when the filling operation starts. When empty, the truck is sealed again, and these seals are broken only at the supplier’s loading station. Hence, at each step of the supply chain the traceability, the quality control and product stewardship are closely monitored.
'Our extensive market research has shown that there is a great potential in the food and pharma markets, which is why Univar has decided to further expand its capabilities in these industries. We are already extremely well equipped for filling and handling of liquid food and pharma products thanks to our white room. By now offering dedicated transport, we are able to help our customers or suppliers optimize their supply chain in these specific markets,” said Henri-Marc Perrin, Supplier Director, Pharma & Household, EMEA, Univar Europe.
Univar Europe is present at CPhI (Stand CO9 in Hall 10) on 13-15 October 2009 and FIE – Food Ingredients Europe (Stand 8Q22 in Hall 8) on 17-19 November 2009 where it will demonstrate its latest product and service innovations for the Pharma and Food sectors respectively.
Operating from 56 distribution locations in 20 countries across Europe, Univar’s 2,400 local employees serve more than 50,000 European customers in a diverse range of industries including coatings, food, personal care, pharma and other major sectors.