Another nail in the coffin for Automotive industry's wooden boxes

  • DS Smith

Challenge

Find a solution to the heavy, breakable, difficult to recycle and expensive wooden creates often used in the automotive industry.

Our Approach

Our experts at our Heavy Duty Knowledge Centre have been able to convert many products that have traditionally been packed in wooden cases to new, modern alternatives that combine wood and corrugated board leading to savings in many areas

Results

  • Lower cost of materials compared to all-wood crates
  • Lower storage costs as packaging takes up less room prior to use
  • Lower transport costs as more packaging can be placed in each truck
  • Lower staffing costs as the lighter combined packaging is easier to use
  • Greater environmental friendliness as the corrugated element is 100% recyclable
  • Less waste as combination packaging is custom made so there is less excess material 

See also

Tuoreboxi delivers sustainability, automation and better branding for Ab Chipsters Food Oy

Ab Chipsters Food Oy has a long history as a major player in Finnish fish processing. DS Smith's Tuoreboxi (Fresh Box) concept is a watertight, fibre-based, and recyclable packaging concept, which was successful in the New Wood 2017 competition in Finland, and a perfect fit for the Chipsters challenge replacing plastic-based solutions such as EPS boxes. The concept takes into account the whole packaging process, helps the company to achieve cost savings and improves environmental performance facilitating the company's everyday life.

  • Elias Bittan
  • Product Info
  • English
  • Created 09 Dec 2015
  • Modified 11 Mar 2016
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