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Bob Martin commits to CHEP with new three year deal

Bob Martin, the UK’s leading brand name for pet healthcare has signed a three-year contract extension with CHEP, the global leader in pallet and container pooling services.


The new agreement extends CHEP’s existing provision of pallets to Bob Martin which dates back to April 2010, and will see CHEP deliver 200,000 flows per annum. Key to the deal has been the strength of the working relationship that has developed between the two companies during the term of the previous agreement.  Also instrumental is the value for money Bob Martin receives from using CHEP’s industry standard platform and associated levels of customer service.

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Bob Martin Operations Director, Will Steele explains the rationale of the agreement from his perspective: “The working relationship we have developed over the past three years is a strong one, and CHEP has taken the time and effort to understand our supply chain intimately. The service offered delivers outstanding value for money, and this new deal reflects this, as well as the level of confidence we have in CHEP’s ability to deliver what they have promised”.

Under the new agreement, CHEP will be supplying approximately 170,000 industry standard B1210A pallets (1200x1000mm) using its Managed Recovery Service and 30,000 B1208A Euro pallets (1200x800mm) per annum for their European customers.  In the UK, CHEP offers a range of payment and service models to help its customers maximise efficiency. The Managed Recovery services sees the return of trade quality pallets undertaken in full truck loads by CHEP back to the manufacturer’s location, reducing the total number of vehicle movements while also reducing economic and environmental costs across the supply chain.

CHEP UK Ireland Managing Director, Howard Wigham, said: “At CHEP, we’re seeking to build better supply chains together with our customers by helping them store, protect and move their products through the supply chain in a cost effective, safe and environmentally sound way. This new agreement reflects this ethos perfectly, and we’re delighted that Bob Martin has committed its future pallet business to CHEP in this way.”

About CHEP

cheplogoCHEP is the 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 more than 50 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 further information, visit

About Bob Martin

Bob Martin is the UK’s leading brand name for pet healthcare.  The company was founded in 1892 in Southport, England where Robert (Bob) Martin manufactured vitamin and mineral powders after he recognised the need to supplement dog’s diets. The Bob Martin brand has grown from a vitamin supplement range for dogs and cats to include de-wormers, shampoos and many different products to rid pets of ticks and fleas.  Since then the company and its team of pet experts have expanded the product range to care for all of your pet’s needs, from healthcare to hygiene and more recently into snacks, treats and pet accessories.

Bob Martin remains an independent, privately owned business and our main manufacturing site and head office is in the South West of England.  With manufacturing sites across the UK and selling to many different countries across Europe and worldwide, Bob Martin is committed to ensuring that the most effective products and advice are always available to everyone.  Our products are available to purchase from supermarkets and pet stores.

For further information, please contact:

Víctor Collado

Senior Manager, Regional External Comms



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