Returnable packaging is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative for customers who have an extensive flow of goods with a limited number of distribution points.
In today's business and manufacturing environment, the words 'kaizen', 'lean manufacturing' and 'environmental impact' are dominating the agenda. Companies are continuously looking into possibilities to make their processes more efficient. How to improve packaging is an important part of this focus.
Implementing a reusable packaging system means that you replace a one way packaging with a returnable solution. Once arrived at final destination, these boxes must be collected and sent back to the distribution point. The use of collapsible packaging makes the return freight a minor cost factor. However to successfully implement this system it is important that you have a limited number of distribution points. This way you can keep track of your packaging and minimize the losses. It is also important to have a reasonable amount of cycles in your goods flow. Having more cycles a year means you need fewer boxes in the system, thus reducing your investment amount.
A rule of thumb is to have the packaging complete at least four cycles per year to be profitable.
RePak (Plywood Boxes)
Nefab RePak is a reusable packaging solution recommended for heavy or bulky goods. The combination of plywood and steel profiles creates a strong and rigid packaging solution that is light weight and easy to handle.
A returnable pallet is an excellent load carrier for heavy goods that need a strong and durable packaging solution. Nefab offers a wide range made from plastic, steel, plywood and wood.
Steel products have a long lifetime and their strength protects the products from impacts and rough handling. The design can be fully customized to provide optimal handling and they can be made collapsible to minimize freight costs.
Plastic packaging systems
Nefab offers a wide range of packaging systems made out of plastic materials, from standard foldable large containers and totes, to customized solutions made out of multiwall plastic sheets.
LogPak (Pallet Collar)
LogPak is a pallet collar system for transporting goods. It can last for more than ten years, is collapsible and has a strong and reliable design. Nefab LogPak can be customized if necessary and its collars and lids are easily repaired.