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jon-graves.jpgLeading European provider of returnable transit packaging solutions PLS has appointed a new general manager to drive the business forward. Packaging expert Jon Graves has joined the Derbyshire-based firm to run day-to-day operations and business development. Tasked with strengthening PLS’s enviable existing customer portfolio, which includes well known names such as Rexam Beverage Can and Esterform PET, Mr Graves will also be responsible for identifying new business opportunities across Europe and helping to implement the company’s ambitious growth plans.

Stephen Taylor, managing director at PLS said: “We’re delighted to welcome Jon on board and we’re confident he’ll be a valuable addition to our team.

“As well as championing business growth, he will be ensuring that across Europe, all sites work effectively together to deliver the best possible customer service and his appointment is a major step forward on the road to achieving our strategic goals.”

With a wealth of experience in the management of returnable packaging pools, especially in the beverage, pharmaceutical, automotive and retail markets, Mr Graves is looking forward to using his skills to build PLS’ national and international operation.

He said: “PLS is a forward-thinking company with significant growth potential.

“In addition to creating a robust European business plan for the company, I will be concentrating on strengthening existing links with customers and developing PLS’s IT capability.

“Over the coming months, we will be introducing a number of new products designed to have a beneficial impact on our customers’ businesses and we will be making a major investment in new plant to ensure PLS remains at the forefront of our industry, not just in the UK, but also internationally.”

Renowned for delivering innovative solutions that add real value and operational efficiency to its customers’ supply chains, PLS offers a fully outsourced returnable packaging solution.

Working across a wide range of industrial markets including food, beverage, automotive, retail and packaging, PLS is the only supplier that can offer fully integrated solutions including outbound product logistics, packaging equipment and added value services such as asset management, repair, sorting and washing.

Additionally, PLS can offer its customers access to sister company, national logistics specialist, TM Logistics, giving it an unrivalled edge over its competitors and an improved, added value proposition for its customers.

All operations are ISO accredited and PLS utilises industry leading tracking and management systems to ensure that customers maximise their return on investment.

For more information on PLS and the services it offers, telephone:
01283 819169 or visit:

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