In response to the growing demand for container pooling solutions in the Midwest, the containers division of CHEP, Livonia, Mich., opened a new state-of-the-art container processing service center in South Bend, Ind.

The new facility will have direct access to several major interstate systems, which will decrease order lead times and logistics costs, as well as offer improved processes and just-in-time replenish and fulfillment opportunities. Featuring an advanced semi-automatic wash line, the South Bend service center will not only improve average throughput time and standardize quality, but will also provide additional capacity. 

“South Bend will produce significant advantages for our already robust service center network and allow us to fulfill customer orders with superior reliability and quality,” says Shayne Murphy, director of operations for CHEP Container North America. “We are excited to use this new facility as the blueprint for enhancing our operations to exceed our customers’ expectations.”