Although take up has been slow, the HTA believes that the majority of the industry has now adopted Container Centralen's new RFID tagging system. Nevetheless there are still companies that have not invested in the system and who run significant risks as we approach the peak season.
The HTA has commissioned an independent cost/benefit analysis of properly investing in the CC trolley system, which makes compelling evidence for any business not yet fully prepared for the spring season. The HTA has noted particular reluctance amongst smaller, remote retailers, and a specific problem with the exchange of trolleys in the Channel Islands. We strongly encourage these companies to access the summary of the analysis and review their position as appropriate.
CC have reduced their regular licence fee to £10.50 until 31 May, plus a forward annual maintenance commitment of £8.13. Thereafter, the full fee of approx £50 per trolley will apply. CC have committed to reducing the maintenance contract by €0.50 in 2012 and again in 2013 as a result of savings achieved through Operation Chip It. Overall the change will reduce costs for CC pool members in the longer term.
Additional information can be found at www.operation-chip-it.com or from Container Centralen on 01322 294267.