IFCO Enhances Operations and Plans to Open Two New Service Centers; Michael Pooley and Dirk Schaich Share



IFCO Enhances Operations and Plans to Open Two New Service Centers; Michael Pooley and Dirk Schaich Share


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MUNICH, GERMANY - IFCO is taking strategic steps to amplify its service center network across the United Kingdom (UK). As part of this ambitious expansion plan, the industry ally has established two new state-of-the-art service centers, located in key locations that serve as central transportation hubs for the company.

Michael Pooley, Chief Executive Officer, IFCO Systems
Michael Pooley, Chief Executive Officer, IFCO

"This strategic investment reflects our long-term commitment to the UK market and our dedication to meeting the evolving needs of our customers,” said IFCO Chief Executive Officer Michael Pooley. “It marks a significant milestone in our company's expansion and ongoing efforts to deliver innovative, sustainable packaging solutions and superior customer service."

The new facilities include a new service center in Glasshoughton, West Yorkshire, which opened in March 2024 and spans an area of 14,190 square meters.

IFCO has established two new state-of-the-art service centers, located in key locations that serve as central transportation hubs for the company

The company also introduced a new service center and operational headquarters in Coventry in the West Midlands, which opened in April 2024. The building spans an area of 30,270 square meters.

As a press release noted, this expansion is aimed at enhancing customer service, boosting operational efficiency through automation, and supporting sustainable practices in the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland.

Dirk Schaich, Supply Chain Director for Northern Europe, IFCO

"Combined, our service centers in the UK have an extended capacity of servicing over 400 million units per year. This enables IFCO to meet the future growth needs of existing and future customers. By upgrading and enlarging our facilities, we aim to provide them with better service, higher quality, and increased operational efficiency," explains Dirk Schaich, IFCO's Supply Chain Director for Northern Europe.

The energy-efficient service centers are equipped with state-of-the-art wash lines, centrifugal drying, and advanced automation technologies, and IFCO's proprietary SmartGuardian™ guarantees all processes across the automated system uphold stringent international sanitation requirements.

How will the company continue to strengthen its growing network? Stay tuned to ANUK for the latest updates.



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