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Stephen Bowhill resigns; to remain on Range International Board

Due to the Australian Government’s stance on severely restricting the travel from and to Australia, my role has become increasingly impractical from my current Sydney location. Accordingly, I have resigned. The company announced this to the Australian Stock Exchange on 12 May 2021 and I am currently handing over my activities and relationships to Mr Marcus Goldstein who is taking up the role as President Director, Indonesia. At the end of [...]

Exciting new pallet designs coming – multiple pallets from one mold!

The new HDX range of pallets will be roughly 33% lighter when compared to our HD 1210 with the same racking load capacity. The lower weight will enable production to scale as we can deliver more pallets per hour from the same tonnage of plastic, which will increase utilisation. Importantly the multiple sizes in one mold allows us to cover a wider range of customers and applications whereas we have been [...]

Nestle helping to fund Re>Pal collection

I'm delighted to say that Nestlé Indonesia (Nestle) has agreed to provide Re>Pal pallets with a grant to help us expand our plastic waste collection activities, and improve awareness, of the Company’s recycling capability across Java. I have signed a grant agreement with Nestle which provides funding for 2 trucks, a trommel for waste separation and 4 Press Baling Machines to the total value of approximately $A100,000. Nestle’s support is further evidence that large corporations [...]

Plastic Pallets vs Wood Pallets: Which is Better?

If you’re in the manufacturing and logistics industries, you’ll understand the importance of pallets. They are a crucial part of any supply chain, so it pays to consider what type of pallet is best for all aspects of your business in the long-term. Pallets are made from a range of materials—most often, wood and plastic.  Image source: Shuttershock   While wood and plastic both come with advantages and disadvantages, recycled plastic [...]

PT Aalborg Industrie Indonesia – a new scale supplier

We are delighted to say that Re>Pal has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a trial of waste with a view to signing, if the testing is successful, a long-term purchase agreement with PT Aalborg Industrie Indonesia a Jakarta based company. Pak Tenno Sujarwanto commented “Aalborg is looking forward to working with Re-Pal in developing our plastic waste recycling abilities, some plastic waste we process will become syngas and [...]

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Re>Pal sells 3,000 HD1210 pallets to Mondelez Philippines

Re>Pal Indonesia is entering into a 5-year lease-to-own purchase agreement with Mondelez Philippines with the first purchase orders already received. Another great brand name joins the Re>Pal client roster and shows the way that companies can transition from less sustainable pallets to Re>Pal’s 100% recycled plastic pallets. I’m delighted to welcome this contract with Mondelez Philippines, which is also the first EasyPay rental-style agreement which offers clients an easier entry point [...]

Pallet Pricing Increasing

Demand for the pallets handing industrial ingredients is soaring amid a surge in e-commerce, forcing retailers and manufacturers to expand warehouses or pile inventories higher. At the same time, –especially in the US, two key inputs cheap lumber and labor -- are scarce. The result: Pallet prices have hit record highs, according to a U.S. Labor Department index, and European gauges show big jumps from the U.K. to Germany. The market may stay [...]

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Adding sales bandwidth in Indonesia

As Indonesia pulls itself through the pandemic, I felt that we are at a promising time to add sales capacity into our Indonesia team. We have added 3 new starters from February / March this year. We have Sapto in Bekasi area East Jakarta covering the industrial area of Jabodetabek; Eva covering the South of Jakarta including Bogor; and we have Widya as Sales Operations, developing leads in-house for the team [...]

Remanufacture puts the recycling focus onshore in Australia

The New South Wales Government (NSW) in Australia recently announced a new initiative to help promote the onshore processing of waste. Since China’s Sword programme put the global recycling and waste recovery supply chain literally to the sword, recycling has been in disarray with domestic markets struggling to handle the waste building up in domestic markets. This is where Governments need to step in and foster improved capabilities, as transporting waste [...]

Verra – a new standard to boost recycling

Verra’s “Plastic Program” is a methodology to enable consistent accounting and crediting of a variety of plastic collection and recycling projects. This is a very exciting initiative and I believe should increase the value, and therefore investor focus, on recycling. As we know more than 350 million tonnes of plastic are being used every year, with globally only 10% of this being recycled every year. Given the high recovery rates and [...]

Netway Networks helps Re>Pal keep its IT safe

Cybersecurity can provide an assurance of business continuity. Business IT networks are stretched and more susceptible to threat as we face ongoing uncertainty with the continuing effects of the global coronavirus pandemic and the shift to incorporate remote and virtual business environments. Minimising cybersecurity threats enables a business to focus on creating value for clients. So by taking precautions proactively, while not a 100% guarantee, at least you can state categorically [...]

Marcus Goldstein and Pak Idwansyah join Re>Pal

I’m delighted to let you know that we have significantly strengthened the team in Indonesia with two recent hires. Firstly, Marcus Goldstein will be joining the Re>Pal Indonesia Board as Director, Operations. Marcus has been based in Indonesia since 1994 and has a deep knowledge of the business culture across Indonesia. He was initially employed in Jakarta as Sales and Marketing support for a UK Power Electronics business. He then established [...]

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