IFCO Systems has shipped its billionth reusable plastic container this fiscal year.

After more than 20 years of growth, IFCO has topped the annual billion mark for RPC shipments from producers to retailers, according to a company news release.

“We are excited to share this momentous achievement with our customers, partners and employees,” Wolfgang Orgeldinger, IFCO’s chief executive officer, said in the release. “Our growth is a testament to the value IFCO RPCs offer the fresh supply chain in each of IFCO’s 29 countries of operation.”

IFCO has more than 180 million RPCs in circulation.

The company owns and operates its RPC business in North America, South America, Europe, and Africa. IFCO’s Asian business is a joint venture.