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How can lightweight plastic packaging transform the sustainability of your returnable packaging loops?

Replacing single use expendable packaging or heavy steel stillages with lightweight foldable plastic packaging throughout intercontinental supply chains will transform your returnable loops into a sustainable operation. The view of many OEMs is that it is much easier to use expendable plastic and cardboard to ship components from tier suppliers, this creates vast quantities of [...]

By |2021-12-21T17:48:58-05:00December 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How can lightweight plastic packaging transform the sustainability of your returnable packaging loops?

LIGHT-WEIGHTING the way forward to a Sustainable future

OEMs and Tier Suppliers are reviewing the average weight of packaging in their supply chain, focusing on analysing fuel costs and carbon emissions. It is essential that LLP’s share cost down opportunities for carrying less weight in their transport operations. With the shift to electric vehicles, there is a greater importance to identify ways of [...]

By |2021-12-21T17:55:59-05:00December 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on LIGHT-WEIGHTING the way forward to a Sustainable future

Automotive Packaging – Purchasing vs Investing a long-term sustainable solution

As the global automotive industry is in the midst of a seismic shift in terms of the sustainability of the vehicles they produce and manufacturing capabilities, we are seeing a similar shift in how light weight returnable packaging is being purchased. With sustainability being paramount across the sector, packaging used in the supply chain is [...]

By |2021-08-05T21:35:12-04:00August 5th, 2021|shipping, sustainability, automotive, supply chain, plastic|Comments Off on Automotive Packaging – Purchasing vs Investing a long-term sustainable solution

90% of Electric Vehicle component parts will go in Plastic Returnable Container

As we see a larger number of light weight component parts for all vehicles due to the rapid increase in electric vehicle and hybrid launches, it is important to address the issues around using heavy metal packaging in the automotive supply chain. With sustainability at the top of the agenda for OEMs and Tier Suppliers, [...]

By |2021-06-18T14:57:07-04:00June 18th, 2021|shipping, sustainability, supply chain, plastic|Comments Off on 90% of Electric Vehicle component parts will go in Plastic Returnable Container

Cost Down and Environmental Impact of Return Trips in Automotive Supply Chain

  IPL Macro EuroBin delivers unrivalled efficiencies and cost savings on return journeys in the automotive supply chain for OEMs, Tier Suppliers and LLPs. Introducing foldable plastic returnable bins into your supply chain, replacing rigid plastic bins or steel stillages, will enable you to significantly reduce the costs of shipping and storing empty bins.   [...]

By |2021-02-18T18:01:55-05:00February 18th, 2021|shipping, sustainability, automotive, supply chain, plastic|Comments Off on Cost Down and Environmental Impact of Return Trips in Automotive Supply Chain

Who’s Who in Plastics? – Employee Spotlight w/ Jennifer Fuller

Name Jennifer Fuller Hometown Naches, WA What is your position in the company? Customer Service Representative How would you describe your job to someone that doesn’t know the business? I work for a company that produces large industrial bins for agriculture, food processing, and automotive industry. My part to play in this wide operation is [...]

By |2020-12-16T09:13:33-05:00January 30th, 2020|employee, staff, interview, sustainability, plastic|Comments Off on Who’s Who in Plastics? – Employee Spotlight w/ Jennifer Fuller

The MacroBin 32 Gets an Upgrade – Introducing the MacroBin 32NG!

Macro has taken the popular MacroBin 32, commonly used as a harvest container for apples, peppers and avocados, and incorporated new technology to create the brand new MacroBin 32NG (New Generation). The MacroBin 32NG takes what made the original MacroBin 32 one of Macro’s most viable harvest containers and utilizes an updated design to make [...]

By |2020-12-16T09:14:24-05:00January 16th, 2020|sustainability, Cherries, Harvest, supply chain, plastic, food processing, apples|Comments Off on The MacroBin 32 Gets an Upgrade – Introducing the MacroBin 32NG!

Who’s Who in Plastics? – Employee Spotlight w/ Chris Panter

Name Chris Panter Hometown Elizabethtown, Kentucky What is your position in the company? Warehouse Manager How would you describe your job to someone that doesn’t know the business? Basically I make sure we don’t run out of material so production can do their jobs. I also make sure orders are shipped in a timely manner [...]

By |2020-12-16T09:15:02-05:00December 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Who’s Who in Plastics? – Employee Spotlight w/ Chris Panter

How can Automotive OEMs and Tier Suppliers benefit from global pooling?

Implementing global pooling into the automotive supply chain will deliver a wealth of efficiencies which reduces costs, risk and removes waste that creates a sustainable, environmentally friendly process. Introducing a global packaging pool into a supply chain removes the need for expendable packaging. Expendable packaging in plastic and cardboard are the two main materials used [...]

By |2020-12-16T09:16:26-05:00December 12th, 2019|shipping, sustainability, automotive, supply chain, plastic|Comments Off on How can Automotive OEMs and Tier Suppliers benefit from global pooling?

Who’s Who in Plastics – Employee Spotlight w/ Shannon Roberts

Name Shannon Roberts Hometown I grew up in Louisville, KY, but now reside in Shelbyville, KY What is your position in the company? Parts and Service Coordinator How would you describe your job to someone that doesn’t know the business? I work for a company that makes large plastic bins for fruit and automotive parts. [...]

By |2019-11-27T18:28:38-05:00November 27th, 2019|employee, staff, interview|Comments Off on Who’s Who in Plastics – Employee Spotlight w/ Shannon Roberts
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