PPS, one of the leading UK companies for providing and washing plastic returnable crates to fresh food producers, has boosted its presence in Scotland by securing its second contract here since the start of the year.
This follows PPS’ swift acquisition of the assets and contracts of a business competitor, which has gone into administration.
Headed by two Scots, Iain McArthur and David Peggie, the Edinburgh-registered company bought the equipment pool assets, along with the customer database, from the appointed administrators and worked closely with them to ensure a seamless business transition.
“We are determined to expand our operations in Scotland and this timely acquisition of these assets and contracts is part of that plan,” said PPS director, Iain McArthur.
“PPS is now in a position to continue discussions with those companies with a view to securing further Scottish-based contracts.
“We are committed to our customers’ success and to helping them achieve their goals with an even wider selection of plastic pallets and fish boxes, plus collection and first-class, hygienic washing services.”
He said the purchase of the assets and contract in Scotland was a complementary opportunity to develop PPS in Scotland with the possibility of setting up a washing plant in Scotland at some stage still under discussion.
In January, PPS won its first contract involving a Grieg Seafood Hjaltland salmon farm.
This was a six-figure deal with Belgian company, Levenstond Seafood that involves PPS delivering clean crates for operations at the Shetland-based seafarm, whose Scottish salmon products are supplied by Levenstond to Belgium’s leading supermarkets.
“Returnable packaging is becoming increasingly popular as is sustainability in the supply chain,” said Iain McArthur.
“We offer a comprehensive, tried and tested service in the fresh food supply sector, not just in fish production.
“The early months of 2011 have been extremely positive in Scotland and now we are planning to build on that.”
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