Manufacturing work with a wide variety of goods and materials such as automotive parts, electronics, pharmaceuticals, textiles, chemicals and many others. With the Covid19 crisis, flexibility and innovation have become a primary focus for this sector, looking to implement cost-effective and automated processes to overcome the fluctuating demands. These new challenges are not the only ones manufacturers will have to face, as consumers’ environmental awareness also grew with the crisis. Customers now not only expect end products to be greener but also pay attention to the way goods are manufactured.
Loadhog, the designer and manufacturer of returnable packaging solutions, has recently collaborated with the international group Böllhoff, a leading manufacturer of fasteners and assembly systems, who have saved approximately €125,000 a year by using the Loadhog Pallet Lid solution to transport its goods.
Use of the Loadhog Pallet Lid, for its efficiency, important environmental and cost saving qualities, forms part of Böllhoff Group’s sustainability strategy. The Loadhog Pally & Lid system comprises of a mobile plastic pallet/dolly hybrid and a lid with tensioning straps to secure the load in seconds, eliminating the use of single-use plastic.
The Pallet Lid is placed on the stacked containers and the tensioning straps are hooked onto the pallet to fix and secure the load. Pallet trucks are not required to load or move the pallet, and one press on the pedal turns the plastic pallet into a wheeled dolly, thus removing double handling.
Mario Grassy from the Böllhoff Group commented: “Sustainability has become an increasingly important topic for industries. The goal is to direct the flow of goods with intelligent transport solutions, avoiding the use of single-use materials. Thanks to the Pallet Lid system the Group has seen major environmental and cost benefits.”
Loadhog’s Managing Director, Shaun Khan mentioned: “Our expert design team are always challenging ideas and breaking into new industries. Working with businesses to invest in reusable solutions not only helps to keep track of your resources but reinforces the sustainable operations process we are all aiming towards. For businesses to grow and succeed they must understand the importance of achieving circular economy, and we can help with this by reducing single use resources and exploring packaging solutions to suit specific needs.”
Annually Loadhog’s Pallet Lid eliminates more than 1.8 million metres of single-use stretch wrap globally for the Böllhoff group, saving approximately 50,000 litres of oil every year. The returnable nature of the goods increases traceability as the resources are not discarded as waste, they are reused. The entire system can then be recycled at the end of its life, reproducing it as new packaging solutions.
Over the last year, Loadhog has seen its close relationship with manufacturers strengthen. Its cutting edge product range perfectly meets the demand of complex modern automated warehouses and distribution centres for innovative handling solutions that maintain a reliable and consistent flow. From labour intensive applications to abundantly automated, Loadhog’s packaging solutions can speed up production lines, as well as increase space utilised in the warehouse and transportation for all businesses.
The need for flexible and cost-efficient business strategies is thus rising with the necessity of implementing greener processes on a global scale. Now more than ever, manufacturers need to shift towards sustainability without overlooking their productivity and cost-effectiveness.
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