The Demes Logistics GmbH & Co. KG pallet service was founded almost 30 years ago and became a member of the British packaging concern DS Smith plc in 1999. With its international management services, Demes has more than 200 employees reaching a turnover exceeding the 40 million Euros mark in the international pallet services area. Demes supply their customers such as large businesses of the European glass container industry being market leader in this area. Demes’ also provides the food/non-food industry with made-to-measure rental services and organises their complete multi-trip logistic.
The product portfolio includes:
- (Hygienic) plastic pallets
- EUR-box pallet
- plastic layer pads
Demes self-maintain 8 German service centres for the collection of returns and re-conditioning of pallets. A further 9 can be found in the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Great Britain and France. Together with their customers, Demes handle an annual amount of more than 30 million pallets and plastic layer pads which, after intensive inspection and cleaning, flow back “just-in-time” into the logistic circulation. Internal and external transport solutions are used for the collection of returns. The largest European glass concerns as well as well-known branded companies, stock keepers and haulage contractors in the food/non-food industry belong to the main clientele. Demes’ is furthermore active in the automotive area for the reprocessing of pallets and wooden packaging. Demes’ is co-founder member of the Gütegemeinschaft Paletten e.V. (GPAL) (Community of Goods Pallets) and became an approved EPAL repair company in 1984.
DS Smith plc-Group
Demes belongs to DS Smith Plastics(www.dssmith-plastics.com) representing a very important category of the international packaging concern DS Smith. DS Smith plc(www.dssmith-plastics.com)is worldwide active on the packaging sector in 16 countries and has, with more than 11,000 employees, a turn over exceeding €3.1 billion. Demes works very closely with its sister companies within the group enabling a fully integrated service for its customers. Synergies will especially be achieved with:
producers of diverse plastic packaging such as pallets, layer pads and containers.
The DS Smith plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
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