Transporting Turbos

Challenge
Improving safe and secure distribution of expensive and highly engineered, alloy automotive industry components was the key challenge for our customer, a leading supplier of automotive components and parts.  The distribution process involved transportation of easy to damage high value parts from production line to destinations across Europe.  Zero damage was the key challenge along with no contamination of parts.

Our challenge was to review the existing solution and propose an improved value, safe, secure solution which would also reduce environmental impact. 

Approach
Using our extensive experience designing and manufacturing safe and secure protective storage, our first step was to review the existing solution in use.  Our plastic engineers then focussed on redesign to make improvements which would allow zero damage distribution, the key challenge.  Our team also reviewed plastics choosing a recycled plastic which would provide the required strength, durablilty and solidity needed to provide a re-usable solution that could withstand the test of time and all manner of shipping handling and reduce wastage for our customer.  We aim to delight and, with this brief, our plastic experts designed the 'safe box'  to securely hold and  safely transport more parts per shipment too. The design comprised  layer pads, component seperators and turbo holders making it easy to use, move and re-configure.

Results
The safe boxes manufactured by The Plastic People were sampled, tested and subsequently adopted.  They provide a highly durable, robust and strong solution enabling repeatable, safe and secure delivery of turbos across Europe with zero damage and no contamination.

As well as withstanding all types of handling, the  robust recycled plastic safe boxes have reduced the environmental impact of our customer.  The new design provides easier use as well as allowing more parts to be shipped per unit.   The bespoke plastic safe box is also longer lasting solution which will not require replacement as quickly as the previous solutions.  Back to All Case Studies
Transporting Turbos
Transporting Turbos
Transporting Turbos
Transporting Turbos