Planning and Logistics in Latin America reducing environmental footprint

With the goal to reduce our environmental footprint the team of 18 is working hard and are making great progress. 

The changes that have been implemented include a new warehouse in Rosario, Argentina, as well as changing the route schedule for sea shipments to Chile coming from the DeLaval warehouse in Gallin, Germany. Initially there were one sea freight per month and several air freights, whereas now there are two sea freight departures every month and the air freights have been reduced by 46%. There are also plans to reduce the outbound kilometers in both Argentina and Brazil.

​​​​​​​The inventory in the region has been reduced and optimised. A healthier inventory will better support the sales growth that has occurred over the last two years.

The new DeLaval warehouse in Rosario, Argentina

Packaging review

The way the outgoing pallets with 20 litre chemical products are packed is going to be changed from 36 pieces to 48 pieces per pallet, resulting in a reduction of outbound freight cost by six percent, reduced packaging material and saved time.

“Through these ongoing improvement projects, we are continuing our path of making sustainable food production possible. This does not only have a financial impact, but it also affects our environmental footprint. We are going to reduce outbound kilometres in Argentina by 50,000 km. This represents a 19% footprint reduction. We will reduce packaging material for MQAH products in the region by seven percent. We are also planning to reduce the outbound kilometres in Brazil by 63,000 km representing a six percent footprint reduction,” says Julian Gonzalez, Purchasing & Logistics Manager Latin America.