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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

Introducing the New EuroBin Extended Length Series

IPL Macro recently launched a series of fabricated Extended Length EuroBins. The new extended length option provides OEM’s and Tier suppliers with a returnable packaging application designed for larger components. Macro listened to OEMs, Tier Suppliers, and LLP’s to develop a product line that fits seamlessly into their supply chain. The Extended Length series helps [...]

By |2020-05-04T10:58:48-04:00April 28th, 2020|Uncategorized, shipping, automotive, plastic|Comments Off on Introducing the New EuroBin Extended Length Series

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?

Do You Use Returnable Packaging for Your Intercontinental Supply Chains?

OEM's rely upon one trip expendable packaging throughout their intercontinental supply chains simply because they view it as the easy and best cost option. Their view is that it is much easier to use expendable options to ship components from one of their plants to another and create vast quantities of waste. This is viewed [...]

By |2019-09-12T14:40:07-04:00September 12th, 2019|shipping, automotive, supply chain, plastic|Comments Off on Do You Use Returnable Packaging for Your Intercontinental Supply Chains?

Importance of Collaboration in Automotive Logistics

"Collaboration" is a term you hear regularly in the world of business but rarely come across in the global automotive industry, particularly in supply chain and logistics. OEM's require tier suppliers to provide components and equipment to build vehicles, which additionally enlists the involvement of a number of different parties to design, create, and deliver [...]

By |2019-06-06T16:54:52-04:00June 6th, 2019|shipping, automotive, supply chain, plastic|Comments Off on Importance of Collaboration in Automotive Logistics

Macro Plastics’ Hybrid 1012 & 1212 – the Most Versatile Bins on the Market

2018 was a year of innovation for Macro Plastics as we created and produced our most versatile bins to date, the Hybrid 1012 and the Hybrid 1212. The Hybrid 1012 and 1212 are highly durable polypropylene injection molded plastic bins that possess the ability to be used in a wide range of applications.  Some of these [...]

By |2018-12-20T18:21:27-05:00December 20th, 2018|shipping, sustainability, Harvest|Comments Off on Macro Plastics’ Hybrid 1012 & 1212 – the Most Versatile Bins on the Market

Macro Plastics Launch the First 100% Recyclable Plastic Folding Pallet Bin for the Automotive Supply Chain

The EuroBin 1210 is made from virgin polypropylene to ensure high quality performance throughout its life cycle and is the preferred material of the automotive packaging industry. The EuroBin is 100% recyclable with only polymer type for all plastic components unlike other plastic bins on the market that use a number of materials and are made [...]

By |2018-08-31T14:51:22-04:00August 31st, 2018|shipping, sustainability, automotive, supply chain|Comments Off on Macro Plastics Launch the First 100% Recyclable Plastic Folding Pallet Bin for the Automotive Supply Chain

Macro Plastics Partner with Tri-Wall to Transform the Automotive Supply Chain

Macro Plastics has been working closely with Tri-Wall to integrate expendable cardboard packaging into our plastic foldable returnable bins such as the ISOBin and the innovative EuroBin 1210. Our global partnership focuses on developing packaging solutions that reduce costs, emissions and damages for our OEM and tier supplier clients in the global automotive industry. We were joint sponsors with Tri-Wall of [...]

By |2018-08-09T16:07:57-04:00August 9th, 2018|shipping, automotive, supply chain|Comments Off on Macro Plastics Partner with Tri-Wall to Transform the Automotive Supply Chain
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