With an increasing number of FMCG manufacturers viewing packaging as an expensive investment, the packaging industry is under pressure to introduce solutions, which are able to deliver more for less. At the Packaging and Converting Executive Forum (PACE) in Brussels (10-12 February 2015) brand owners will have the chance to assess the strengths and weaknesses of their supply chains as well as to identify possible solutions. As a leading provider of retail ready packaging (RRP) solutions, Polymer Logistics will bring to the event a breadth of product innovations, which aim to drive cost out of customer’s supply chain and also to reduce the carbon impact for all stakeholders.
It is well documented that the recent economic climate has created a major shift in consumer demand. The need for retailer and supplier to work in collaboration to deliver real end to end supply chain solutions, has never been greater. With this in mind, selecting the best and most innovative packaging solutions is vital to remain competitive.
Under pinning its commitment to innovation, Polymer Logistics will present at PACE Europe its extensive range of solutions within the field of retail ready packaging (RRP). Working closely with manufacturers, suppliers and retailers has allowed the company to develop a portfolio of products, which are able to answer challenges and limitations across the complete retail supply chain. Compared to cardboard alternatives, Polymer Logistics’ RRP solutions offer better product protection which results in reduced product damage, transport efficiencies and greater weight loading capacity. RRP delivers true one touch replenishment with the ability to be cross-docked as DC as well as act as a Merchandising Unit rolled out onto the shop floor. As retail pack is touched less the risk of damage is reduced and the labour replenishment costs are reduced.
Although companies are striving for profit growth, they are also concerned about the environment and are aware of the fact that growth may have a negative impact on it. In line with a circular economy model, Polymer Logistics offers solutions which are able to reduce carbon footprint by a minimum of 50%. During its life a RRP unit completes many return trips, indisputably showing the environmental benefit.
“Most manufacturers use far too much packaging. This has a negative impact on the environment as well as on the profitable growth of their businesses. It is time to change that through innovation” states Adrian Dale, Managing Director at Polymer Logistics, UK “Events such as PACE Europe are a good opportunity to discuss how innovations can make those changes happen in the industry. We have already initiated this dialogue with one of the worlds leading FMCG manufacturers last year at a similar event, and hope to develop it further with many more at the PACE forum in Brussels”.
Among the not-to-be-missed product innovations that Polymer Logistics will be showcasing at PACE Europe will be the Crystal Clear line. Manufactured from fully transparent material, these stackable and foldable crates are ideal for in-store promotions as their clean look offers complete product visibility and can be personalised.
Also on show will be a number of ‘one-touch’ solutions that combine two functions – transport and retail displays – in one eco-friendly product. These include the 1/4 Dolly and the 1/4 Pallet both offering simplicity in use, storage, and maintenance as well as optional components for various requirements for retail display.
The PACE Forum, will take place in Brussels, 10 – 12 February 2015.