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Published March 13, 2018

Europe Returnable Transport Packaging Market – Size, Outlook, Trends, and Forecasts (2018 – 2024)

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Returnable transport packaging (RTP) is a multi-trip packaging medium (for example, pallets or containers) in which goods can be transported more than once between vendors and customers. These packaging products are produced using durable materials including wood, metal, plastic, glass, and paperboards. Here the sole purpose is to use them repetitively for multiple uses.  By using returnable transport packaging, companies enjoy low cost-per-trip charges, while getting increased return on investments. Returnable transport packaging provides efficient and costs optimum transportation, handling, distribution of products. Increasing demand for environmentally friendly and cost-efficient packaging, strict government regulations, long-term cost reduction and demand for RTP from F&B and textile industries are the factors that are boosting the growth of the market. Various returnable transport packaging models can be used which are viable and efficient in all supply chain systems.

Europe Returnable Transport Packaging Market Segments Size & Growth:

Europe Returnable Transport Packaging Market size is projected to reach approximately $XX billion by the end of 2024 with a CAGR of close to XX% from $XX billion in 2017 during the forecast timeline 2018-2024. The major factors that propel the growth of the Europe Returnable Transport Packaging Market are increasing demand for environmentally friendly and cost-efficient packaging, strict government regulations, long-term cost reduction and demand for RTP from F&B and textile industries are the key factors that are driving the market growth. However, high initial costs are the main factor that is hindering the growth of the market. On the other hand, high return on investment is the opportunity that drives the market growth during the forecast period. The returnable transport packaging has very good growth potential in coming years owing to the increased regulatory environment, landfilling issues and high packaging cost-per-trip. Packaging costs for e-commerce companies and assemblers including automotive and mechanical companies, electronics and semiconductor companies, logistics companies and various home care and cleaning service providers, constitute a large part of their manufacturing and service costs. In some cases, the products they transport costs less but need high safety packagings like products made up of glass & ceramics, chemicals, and some others. In these cases, returnable packaging saves a lot of packaging cost, and the benefits can be transferred to their customers.

Europe Returnable Transport Packaging Market Segments Share:

Europe Returnable Transport Packaging Market is segmented by material which consists of metal, wood, plastic, glass, and others. By circulation method, the market is further classified in to open looping system, closed looping system and pooling system. By product, the market is segmented into pallets, drums & barrels, containers, protective dunnage and crates. By application, the market is classified into automotive, food & beverage, consumer goods, and others. It is the mechanical and the automotive industries that make maximum use of the returnable transport packaging. In the returnable transport packaging, the packaging materials that are repeatedly used are the same. By Geography, the market is segmented into various regions namely U.K, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. In the European region, the returnable transport packaging is growing owing to the rise in the concerns and awareness for the sustainable packaging.

Europe Returnable Transport Packaging Market Trends:

  • January 2018 – Brookfield Business Partners had agreed to acquire a majority stake in European packaging maker, Schoeller Allibert Group, for EUR 205 million from JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Europe Returnable Transport Packaging Market Research Report:

An executive summary condensing the whole report such that essential authority can rapidly twist up doubtlessly acquainted with brief overview and conclusion.

To have complete market analysis, industry value chain analysis, Porter’s Five Force Analysis, PESTLE, SWOT analysis, and Y-o-Y analysis were carried to understand the market more comprehensively.

Regional and global diversity is analysed with the major countries and the unions. Scrutinizing the revenue generation on Year-On-Year

Identifying DROC in the current market and their impact in altering the market dynamics.

Competitive landscape analysis to identify the mergers and acquisitions which will have a comparative financial analysis with major competitors.

Expertise investment opportunities by an analyst to the individual and organisation to have a better foothold in the market.

The major key players in the Europe Returnable Transport Packaging Market are:

  • IFCO Systems
  • Rehrig Pacific Company
  • Schoeller Allibert
  • SSI Schaefer LTD
  • Lamar Packaging Systems

Along with these companies, there were many other companies considered/cited in the report while analysing the Europe Returnable Transport packaging market. These companies hold substantial share-owning to the nature of the industry whereas rest of the market shares are marginal chunks to regional and local level manufacturers. Other players have considerable presence owing to its robust brand image, geographical reach and strong customer base.

Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 Executive Summary

1.2 Market Definition

1.3 Scope of the Study

Chapter 2 Research Methodology

2.1 Secondary Research

2.2 Primary Research

2.3 Analytic Tools and Model

2.4 Economic Indicator

2.4.1 Base Year, Base Currency, Forecasting Period

2.5 Expert Validation

2.6 Study Timeline

Chapter 3 Market Analysis

3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis

3.2 Porter’s Five Force Analysis

3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers

3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

3.2.3 Threats of Substitutes

3.2.4 Threats of New Entrants

3.2.5 Industry Rivalry

3.3 PESTLE Analysis

3.3.1 Political

3.3.2 Economical

3.3.3 Social

3.3.4 Technological

3.3.5 Legal

3.3.6 Environmental

3.4 SWOT Analysis

3.4.1 Strengths

3.4.2 Weakness

3.4.3 Opportunities

3.4.4 Threats

3.5 Y-O-Y Analyses

Chapter 4 Market Dynamics

4.1. Drivers

4.1.1 Strict government regulations

4.1.2 Long-term cost reduction

4.1.3 Demand for RTP from F&B and textile industries

4.2 Restraints

4.2.1 High initial costs

4.3 Opportunities

4.3.1 High return on investment

Chapter 5 Europe Returnable Transport Packaging Market – By Material

5.1 Metal

5.2 Wood

5.3 Plastic

5.4 Glass

Chapter 6 Europe Returnable Transport Packaging Market – By Circulation Method

6.1 Open loop system

6.2 Closed loop system

6.3 Pooling system

Chapter 6 Europe Returnable Transport Packaging Market – By Product

7.1 Pallets

7.2 Drums & Barrels

7.3 Containers

7.4 Protective Dunnage

7.5 Crates

Chapter 8 Europe Returnable Transport Packaging Market – By Application

8.1 Automotive

8.2 Food & Beverage

8.3 Consumer goods

8.4 Others

Chapter 9 Europe Returnable Transport Packaging Market – By Geography

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Europe

9.2.1 U.K.

9.2.2 Germany

9.2.3 France

9.2.4 Italy

9.2.5 Spain

9.2.6. Others

Chapter 10 Europe Returnable Transport Packaging Market – Company Profiles

10.1 IFCO Systems

10.2 Rehrig Pacific Company

10.3 Schoeller Allibert

10.4 SSI Schaefer LTD

10.5 Lamar Packaging Systems

10.6 Polymer Logistics N.V.

10.7 Mugele Group

Chapter 11 Europe Returnable Transport Packaging Market – Competitive Landscape

11.1. Market Share Analysis

11.2. Strategies Adopted by top companies

11.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Collaborations & Agreements

Chapter 12 Market Insights

12.1. Industry Experts Insights

12.2. Analysts Opinions

12.3. Investment Opportunities

Chapter 13 Appendix

13.1 List of Tables

13.2 List of Figures





  • Competitive Analysis in marketing and strategic management is an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and potential competitors.
  • Monitoring the external and internal factors which affect the market dynamics with the aid of PESTLE analysis.
  • The Regional and Global Variety is taken care of in the report.
  • Year on Year basis generation of revenue is studied.
  • Porter's Five Forces analyze the intensity of competition in an industry and its profitability level.
  • The overview and the sustainability of the market are analyzed through SWOT.
  • DROC is recognized in the current market scenario and see how its effect on market dynamics.
  • The segment-level analysis in terms of type and technology.
  • The value chain analysis, value that's created and captured by a company is the profit margin.Value
  • Created and Captured – Cost of Creating that Value = Margin
  • An executive summary consists of the whole report and the outcome is been given in the report to have brief knowledge about the report.
  • Basis on the depth of the study we approach using analytical tools
  • Expertise investment opportunities are given after analyzing the market to give the organization and the individual to have perfect knowledge about the market.


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