We are an open pooling provider for standardised load carriers in the food production industry. With open pooling, we help you manage your European-wide needs for empty containers and food carriers like meat crates and hygiene pallets in a faster, more efficient and more environmentally friendly manner. We can provide whatever level of customisation you need.
What is load-carrier pooling?
Pooling is a Europe-wide system of exchanging reusable containers which benefits all participants by enabling them to exchange load carriers in a flexible, cost-effective, and sustainable manner. For example, instead of spending time and money moving butcher’s crates between the producer and customer, which involves many journeys, some of which are completed empty, you can make use of the synergies of the open pool through our pooling network. This significantly simplifies the logistics in the supply chains of food producers, retailers and logistics service providers. For good measure, the pooling of standard food containers reduces the entire supply chain’s CO2 footprint. This makes it possible for us, our customers and your customers to reduce resource waste in the supply chain.
With efficient pooling, we save our customers distances that equate to around 250 million Nuremberg bratwursts laid end-to-end. Can you imagine?
The advantages of standard load-carrier pooling for the food industry
Optimised, sustainable processes for your supply chain
At vPool, our pooling system effectively connects our customers’ needs for reusable containers with efficient supply. This reduces or even eliminates the requirement for certain transport routes.
The grade of load carriers you need, where you need them
We deliver the desired quality and quantity of empty containers – right where and when you need them.
Inventory and storage flexibility
Free up storage space as you don’t need to keep meat crates or pallets on hand and can simply rent more during seasonal peaks.
poolbook – the digital solution for your load-carrier management
Our software allows you to place paperless orders whenever and wherever you need. Automated and transparent processes make the work easier. Settlement requires no physical actions and provides a live balance.
A cost-effective, flexible solution
No capital commitment: vPOOL handles the investment; you don’t need to use any of your own capital. You only pay for the load carriers for as long as you use them. You save time avoiding in-house load-carrier management and spare yourself the need for a transport fleet.
Sustainable logistics = less waste from empty containers
By storing pallets and boxes near the drop-off and pick-up points, we ensure that our customers don’t just save time and fuel, but also reduce their CO2 footprint and thus contribute to a sustainable future.
Europe-wide delivery and collection of empty containers and load carriers
Whether it’s storage and transportation containers like Euro containers and E Performance crates, H1 pallets and big boxes or other packaging, we deliver exactly what you require for your business: the right quality and quantity, where and when you need it, with a service provision that you can count on.
Let’s look at an example: you order load carriers from vPOOL. We provide you with the required empty containers (cleaned, if requested) at your production facility. Once you have delivered your products to your customer, you don’t have to take your empties back. We’ll pick it up from your customer or leave it there and rebook it.
With over 20 years of experience and an extensive European network, our speciality is supplying you quickly and flexibly, especially during peak demand periods.
vPOOL takes the stress out of empty container management.
Our digital solution: poolbook
Just imagine: No in-house accounting, no annoying individual invoices, all of the available load carriers at a glance, and the most cost-effective logistics. We can make this dream come true for you with poolbook, our very own fully automated software that can be linked to your ERP system in a simple and straightforward manner. You won’t need to worry about a thing, our digital pooling solution will deal with it.
Load carriers available in pooling
Euro meat crates E1 E2 E3
E1 Euro meat crate
L: 600 mm
W: 400 mm
H: 125 mm
E2 Euro meat crate
E3 Euro meat crate
E Performance crates
E1 Performance crate
E2 Performance crate
E3 Performance crate
H1 Reusable hygiene pallets
L: 1200 mm
W: 800 mm
H: 160 mm
Industrie Big Box (IBB)
Euro Big Box
Load carriers available in pooling
Leasing & purchase of load carriers
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