Frontline International Partners With Ring Container Technologies

Cooking oil packaging will be used by sister company OilCare
Logos of Ring Container Technologies, Frontline International
Logos/Ring Container Technologies, Frontline International

Ring Container Technologies will provide fresh cooking oil containers to Frontline International’s sister company, OilCare, creating a closed-loop, sustainable supply chain in the oil delivery segment.

OilCare, Oakland, Tennessee, is a completely customizable cooking oil delivery and collection service, said Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-based Frontline.

“OilCare customers use Frontline’s EZ Oil Fresh Oil dispensing system to fill their fryer vats,” Frontline said. “The EZ Oil unit is filled using high-quality, fresh cooking oil packaged in Ring Container’s Ultra35 packaging. Packaged oil provides the ultimate in choice for kitchen managers, dieticians and chefs. It is better quality than bulk tank oil and available in healthier blends and custom flavor profiles to complement restaurant menus.”

Patented Ultra35 technology is the industry’s lightest 35-pound container for cooking oil, engineered to reduce material use and improve recyclability while also improving overall ergonomics and pallet efficiency, Frontline said. The Ultra35 packaging, both outer box and inner jug, is 100% recyclable and pre-certified by How2Recycle.

Under the contract, fresh oil and used oil handling equipment is installed on site and remains for a low monthly cost, Frontline said. Proprietary OilCare software schedules fresh oil delivery in response to real-time volumes.

“Drivers deliver Ultra35 boxed oil and restock the EZ-Oil rack,” Frontline said. “They retrieve the previously used, Ultra35 HDPE jugs from the store and return them to local distribution, where they are processed for reclamation and later downstream reprocessed into recycled materials.”

OilCare has used Ring’s Ultra35 packaging since its inception. The new agreement assures customers that the relationship will continue, it said. It also more closely aligns the companies, resulting in increased collaboration and innovation that will benefit end-users of both companies’ products and services, Frontline said.

John Palazzo, president and CEO of Frontline International, said, “Ring Container is an excellent partner with aligned goals in making foodservice kitchens more sustainable while maintaining, and even improving, efficiency and quality. We look forward to the future innovations that will spring forth from this partnership.”

Brian Smith, Ring Container president and CEO, added, “Our two companies work well together, and we’ve already leveraged those synergies to create greater value for our mutual customers. The future holds great promise for new discoveries to further revolutionize foodservice cooking oil management, particularly as it relates to recyclability and achieving sustainability goals.”

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