Leading manufacturer of super-premium, nutritious and natural pet foods begins shipping its products on iGPS’ all-plastic pallets with embedded RFID tags
ORLANDO, Fla. – September 25, 2012 – Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS Company, LLC), provider of the world’s first pallet rental solution featuring lightweight, 100% recyclable plastic pallets with embedded radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, announced today that Diamond Pet Foods will begin shipping its products on iGPS’ plastic platform immediately. Founded in 1970, Diamond Pet Foods’ mission is to provide the highest quality pet foods at an affordable price so that everyone, from a commercial kennel operation to a child feeding their first puppy or kitten, can afford high quality nutrition.
“We are proud to welcome Diamond Pet Foods to the iGPS family,” said Richard DiStasio, Chief Executive Officer of iGPS. “Its outstanding products, all manufactured in the USA, provide the highest levels of pet nutrition and meet industry-leading standards of product quality. We look forward to working with Diamond to enhance its supply chain.”
“As a family owned business, we take extra care in all aspects of our business, from incoming ingredients to outgoing product, with extensive quality control at every step along the way,” said Andy Kampeter, Supply Chain Manager of Diamond Pet Foods. “iGPS’ lightweight plastic platform enhances the efficiency and environmental quality of our business and is a welcome addition to our operations.”
Switching from wood pallets to lighter-weight iGPS plastic platforms yields game-changing operational savings. Studies performed by iGPS customers consistently show significant bottom-line savings, thanks to lower transport costs, dramatically reduced production downtime, larger loads per pallet, reduced product damage and fewer rejected loads. iGPS platforms put an end to broken boards and protruding nails that can damage product and injure workers.
Aside from providing savings, iGPS is setting a new standard in pallet hygiene, as its pallets are easily cleaned, do not absorb fluids that can cross-contaminate food and other consumer products and never require treatment with toxic pesticides or fungicides. In fact, all Gen 1 pallets received the NSF Certification for pallets manufactured between March 2010 and January 2013, the foremost testing and certification authority with respect to food-related equipment.
iGPS provides the world’s leading companies with the most advanced and cost-efficient platform-based shipping solutions available today. The company’s lightweight, 100% recyclable plastic pallets and integrated technologies yield dramatic savings in transport and production costs and provide new levels of operating efficiency, product safety and customer satisfaction. All Gen 1 pallets received the NSF Certification for pallets manufactured between March 2010 and January 2013, iGPS’ platform is a major advance in supply chain hygiene—a platform that is easily cleaned, will not absorb fluids that can lead to contamination and never requires treatment with toxic pesticides or fungicides. Measuring a true 48″ x 40″, iGPS’ platform enables larger load patterns and is ideally suited for automated environments. And it puts an end to broken boards and protruding nails that can damage equipment endanger workers, jam production lines and litter workplaces. An independent life cycle analysis has documented that iGPS’ solution is dramatically better for the environment than both one-way and multiuse wood pallets. Switching to iGPS is fast and easy, and the benefits begin on day one. For more information please contact us at 1-800-884-0225 or visit www.igps.net.
About Diamond Pet Foods
Founded in 1970, Diamond Pet Foods is a family owned and privately held company. Our mission is to provide the highest quality pet foods at an affordable price so that everyone, from a commercial kennel operation to a child feeding their first puppy or kitten, could afford high quality nutrition. Diamond Pet Foods is a leading manufacturer of super-premium, nutritious and natural pet foods. It’s the choice of top breeders, kennel owners, sporting enthusiasts and family pet owners worldwide.