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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

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!

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?

The ProBin Advances Safety Initiatives in Food Processing | Diana Fruit Preserving Company Case Study

Diana Fruit Preserving Company was founded in 1921 when Alexander Diana came over from Yugoslavia bringing the tradition of Maraschino cherries to the United States. This new delicacy became very popular and really took off with the invention of the fruit cocktail in the 1930s. Today fruit cocktails are still a thriving part of the Diana [...]

By |2019-08-22T16:33:31-04:00August 22nd, 2019|interview, Cherries, Harvest, supply chain, plastic, food processing|Comments Off on The ProBin Advances Safety Initiatives in Food Processing | Diana Fruit Preserving Company Case Study

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 Plastic Containers – Getting Fresh Produce from the Field to Stores

  It may be easy to walk by your produce section without giving it much thought, but a lot of work goes into delivering fresh, ready-to-eat fruits and vegetables to your local grocery store. In order to harvest, sort, pack, and ship fresh produce around the globe, everything has to be done in a safe [...]

By |2019-01-03T17:57:14-05:00January 3rd, 2019|Cherries, Harvest, supply chain, plastic, food processing|Comments Off on Macro Plastic Containers – Getting Fresh Produce from the Field to Stores

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
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