Duo Emballages was founded in 1996 by brothers Thierry and Hervé Obaton in Willems near Lille. The family-owned company specialises in recycling used industrial packaging such as IBCs, plastic and steel drums. The group currently has a total factory area of 130,000 square metres, spread over four locations. Each site specialises in different processing methods and packaging types. In addition to the plant in Willems near the Belgian border, the company opened a branch in Arras in 2008. This was followed in 2009 by a subsidiary in Compiègne. Duo Emballages is also present in the south of France with a production facility in Castres, which helps to minimise transport distances.
Duo Emballages qualified for the Schütz Recobulk partner programme on the basis of more than 20 years of experience in IBC reconditioning as well the values it shares with Schütz with regard to quality standards, environmental protection and sustainability. The conservation of raw material resources plays an important role for both companies. Even the washing water for cleaning in the Reco process is recycled in a closed loop and reused!
Partner applies Schütz standards
After signing a Recobulk cooperation agreement, Duo Emballages is now manufacturing the Recobulk in the same quality as Schütz – including the original UN approvals. Schütz equips the French partners with the necessary equipment and knowhow for production as well as the original spare parts. The Duo Group is committed to fully and comprehensively adopting the uniform process standards. Compliance is regularly audited by Schütz, giving customers the peace of mind of knowing that they can use a Recobulk to transport their products without hesitation – regardless of whether the containers are produced by Schütz or by Duo Emballages.
Globally standardised processes for uniform quality
Just like the new IBCs, Schütz focused from the very start on providing the highest
quality for reconditioned IBCs, and to achieve this established the company’s own standard. Regardless of whether they are using a reconditioned Recobulk or a new Schütz Ecobulk, customers always benefit from the highest quality and safety. This complete equivalence is ensured by a globally uniform reconditioning process that complies with the highest environmental, safety and quality management standards. The new brand name instantly underlines the originality and quality of the reconditioned product. Both products offer identical quality and performance including UN approval for safe use – even when combined. The Recobulk offers a further environmental benefit: production of each reconditioned IBC saves around 100 kilograms of CO2 emissions compared with a new IBC!