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Long-term contact hire or flexible daily hire

Hiring returnable packaging is the preferred option for the vast majority of liquid product manufacturers.  It helps avoid unnecessary capital expenditure, is cost efficient and flexible, with IBC fleets able to be grown or reduced in size as production and transport demands change.


Arlington Packaging offers a wide range of hire arrangements to fit you r particular requirements. What makes our IBC rental service different though is our fully integrated service management.  It keeps your IBC fleet running at optimum capacity.


Following Arlington’s company-wide philosophy of ‘repair – maintain – improve’, we provide an FOC biannual audit of your fleet, where we identify and attend to any repair or maintenance requirements ensuring your fleet is always 100% operational.


Because we keep careful track of your fleet in this way, there are no nasty surprises at the end of the contract and no unexpected bills for lost or unrecoverable IBCs so you have complete peace of mind.

Our hire arrangements mainly fall into one of these three categories:

Daily Hire / Short term Hire

This is where a client or business wishes to move their Bulk liquids from Point A ---- Point B, they may only need our IBC’s for this one Trip, therefore they would opt for the Short term Daily hire. Customer has no minimum term commitment, so can expand and contract amount of units they have according to seasonal fluctuations in demand.

  1. Arlington will Deliver IBC’s pallecons to the Filling location “Point A” and can collect  the empty IBC’s/Pallecons from the Discharge Site “Point B”

  2. Alternatively if the client wishes to do another product run, they can simply carry on hiring on a casual basis for as little or as long as they need. Simply call us to collect when you no longer require the IBC’s.

Transfer Hire

  1. Transfer hire is a scenario, we offer whereby the Pallecons once they arrive at discharge point (end user) after an agreed number of Days they are transferred off the original customer account, and over to the End users account. This can be a very cost efficient method of pooling / rental, as it shares the equipment costs between original hirer and end user.

  2. Arlington will then collect / Wash / inspect / de-hire  form end user.

Contract Hire

  1. Where a customers / manufacturer has stable/consistent volumes of liquid they are looking to store / transport or export, it can often be most cost effective to sign up to a contract term for the IBC’s pallecons.

  2. Arlington Offers Fixed Term Pallecon rental contracts from 12Months – 60 Months (1 – 5 years)

  3. All contract hire agreements, are underpinned with full service fleet management / logistics support and repairs maintenance services





Renting incurs no up front costs and flexible terms on rental payments



contract terms and period can be designed ti fit your business needs



Expand and contract your fleet size to meet production requirements



Contracts include repairs and fleet audits to avoid unexpected exit payments

What's more, we can also use the audit to look at any health and safety issues or address product yield concerns you may have in using our IBCs.  We can recommend alternative ways of working, to improve productivity and optimise product recovery.




What is pooling?


The pooling of reusable packaging, crates and pallets is an important component of today’s supply chain efficiency and sustainability efforts but what is it?


Pooling is the word used to describe a process by which entities can share a single resource. Here the resource is returnable packaging, specifically BiB IBC products, and the entities are geographically disparate users of those products. The process enables different parts of the supply chain in different industries to draw on this common resource, the pool, providing them with the resources they require, when they need them. Once they have cycled through that particular supply chain they are drawn back into the pool where they are cleaned and maintained for the next use. The individual users within that cycle each, only pay for the amount of resource they have consumed. 

Arlington is a pooling provider  and is responsible for providing the correct type and amount of resource to the user at the correct time and place in a properly serviceable condition. Recovery of the resource at the end of the cycle. Cleaning and maintaining the pool, Managing the level of assets in the pool.

As well as this we can manage the administration requirements, provide tracking and flow analysis to help our customers spot issues and bottlenecks within their supply chain.

washing service for all pooled products 



Business Focus


Keep focus on core activities

Cost effective


Only pay for the resource you require



expand and contract usage with demand



Gain insight into your supply chain



Introduce efficiency and reduce carbon footprint



Build a pooling option to meet your needs

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