A powerful pool

The CC pool of containers and shelves allows for a seamless flow of goods back and forth the chain. As a pool member, you pay an annual pool fee so you don’t have to worry about the quality, exchangeability and availability of well-maintained bases and shelves.

Change is needed

For the future, change is needed because the CC pool contains a wide range of wooden shelves in different quality ranges. This is due to the influx of imitation shelves that are lower in price, but also much lower in quality when compared to the original CC Wood shelves. Low quality shelves need to be repaired more often. This creates an unsustainable situation that cannot be covered by the pool fee.

Rising costs and complexity

Low quality wooden shelves lead to unwanted costs for handling and repair. Broken shelves need to be sorted and returned, people can get injured while handling broken shelves and product quality may suffer. To ensure sustainable repair services for the future, CC has set a repair quota that is sufficient to satisfy the repair needs for all customers. 

The benefits of CC Solid


Material

The metal shelf CC Solid is more resistant to water and dirt than wooden shelves. CC Solid is more durable and sustainable and has a lower need for repair.


Capacity

Its nested design allows for a single container to be loaded with more CC Solids than the current stacking capacity of 30 wooden shelves per base.
A CC Solid can carry 120 kg of uniformly distributed load, it requires less storage capacity and it is lower in weight than wooden shelves. This results in reduced CO2 emissions thanks to increased logistic efficiency.


RFID

CC Solid is equipped with an RFID tag which facilitates electronic counting, tracking and tracing.


Hook placement

CC Solid has hooks placed on the long side of the shelf. Initially it had hooks on the short side (as in the pictures on this page) which ensured the use of one type shelf per container. Intensive consultation of the market showed a clear preference for CC Solid with hooks on the long side, like the existing wooden shelves. We will improve CC Solid accordingly as this works better for growers, exporters and retailers.

Implementing CC Solid

We consult the market to find the best way to implement CC Solid. There are 2 scenarios for implementation:

Scenario A

CC Solid can in due course substitute the current wooden shelves in the market

  • Customers can keep the wooden shelves, except shelves under STH contracts
  • In the first 5 years 20% of a customer’s contracted wooden shelf volume per year is available in CC Solids which customers can use to replace non-functional shelves
  • CC will stop repairing non-functional wooden shelves, all other services continue
  • CC adds CC Solids to the CC pool under a LTH contract
  • The annual pool fee remains the same, there is no surcharge
  • To enlarge the customers contract shelf volume, a step-in fee of €2.50 per CC Solid is due

Scenario B

CC Solid co-exists with wooden shelves

  • CC will support both CC Solid and wooden shelves. For wooden shelves, all services continue, only the repair service changes
  • An annual repair quota is set at a maximum of 40% of a customer’s contract volume of wooden shelves in the first year, reducing to  20% in the second year. A further reduction of the repair quota is not foreseen. Customers  presenting broken wooden shelves  in an amount that exceeds their repair quota will need to pay an additional repair charge per shelf
  • CC Solids will be made available to interested CC customers under LTH or STH contracts
  • Pricing of new LTH contracts will be set at market prices

Join the discussion!

Implementing CC Solid is a joint effort.
That’s why we consult our customers to discuss CC Solid and the best scenario for implementation.

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Questions & Answers

Here you can find answers to the frequently asked questions.
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All prices mentioned regarding CC Solid are indicative and depend on both supply and demand and metal market prices.

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