Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS), 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,” says 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,” says 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, iGPS’ pallet is the world’s only rental pallet to receive Food Equipment Certification from NSF International, the foremost testing and certification authority with respect to food-related equipment.