Goodpack Containers Reduce Customer’s Supply Chain Costs

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The efficient, space-saving design of Goodpack Containers makes them easy to stack when full or empty. They set up or knock down in minutes, lowering labour and supply chain costs. Customers can:

  • Pack up to 29% more product in a 20-foot sea container versus wood or plastic bins for export shipments
  • Save 12-40% in transportation/freight costs over alternate bins or drums
  • Maximise space utilisation of finished goods/laden storage by up to 23%

Food & Beverage companies continue to face issues such as increasing costs, a complex supply chain, changing consumer preferences, food safety and compliance. There is constant pressure to reduce operating costs, improve top line revenue, manage procurement volatility due to seasonality and better integrate planning and execution. Globally, companies want to make the supply chain cleaner and less cluttered, and are looking to pursue efficiency while simultaneously delivering better service and products to their customers.

PACKAGING SOLUTION FOR FOOD PRODUCTS

Goodpack ContainersGoodpack Containers offer effective supply chain solutions to food industry companies looking to ship products anywhere in the world. Their bulk containers have the strength of steel construction and a flexibility of design that is perfect for a wide range of food products, including aseptic Fruit Pulp/Puree/Paste.

Hygienic and food safe, Goodpack galvanised steel containers help companies achieve HACCP by eliminating wood contamination. Aseptic and non-aseptic bags are available to fit the large-capacity Goodpack MB5.

SINGLE-SOURCE RENTAL PROCESS

Goodpack makes renting Containers easy by delivering, collecting and managing the entire rental process. The Goodpack rental system eliminates the need for capex and is perfect for managing volume fluctuations during season.

“We have a structurally strong product; but more importantly, we help companies save costs through our rental program,” said George McFarlin, Sr. VP of the Goodpack Global Food and Liquids Division. Because Goodpack owns and operates the world’s largest fleet of Containers, this allows them to provide one-way trip rentals to most export destinations.

The inherent inefficiencies of steel drums, such as the high cost of storage, disposal and transit, make Goodpack bulk packaging the best option. Goodpack Containers reduce labour costs for container handling, lower packaging and shipping costs, minimise disposal costs and require less warehouse space.

GREENER SUPPLY CHAIN

Compared to other conventional Containers and drums, returnable Goodpack Containers have the lowest environmental impact and lowest carbon footprint, which makes them a truly superior packaging solution. According to George McFarlin, “Every year, the Goodpack CONTAINERS fleet saves the equivalent of over 7 million trees from being harvested to make disposable Containers.” Goodpack Containers reduce the impact of expendable packaging and eliminate waste for a greener supply chain; helping Goodpack customers gain a competitive advantage.

Goodpack Containers

The Goodpack model has shown that cost efficiency does not have to be achieved at the expense of sustainability. Goodpack offers a solution that satisfies today’s environmental concerns through:

  • Waste minimisation (no bins, drums or pallets to dispose of)
  • Reusable packaging (no recycling needed – Goodpack containers are collected and reused)
  • Lower carbon emissions and environmental impact (no energy required for recycling, disposal or landfill)

“Reusing is a step ahead of recycling,” said George McFarlin, highlighting that if both practices are aimed at reducing landfill waste, reusing containers also cuts down on the energy and water required for recycling. The life cycle of the CONTAINERS is much longer, since it can simply be used again and again.

VERSATILE FOOD-SAFE PACKAGING

The all-steel construction of Goodpack Containers removes the need for fumigation and heat treatment, putting them in high demand with Food & Beverage customers. Problems related to wooden boxes such as mold, rotting wood, wood chips and other HACCP-related issues are eliminated. Hygienic and food-safe, Goodpack Containers are also functional in wet wash-down environments. They help customers meet certain environmental standards, such as ISPM 15 and ISO 14000.

Goodpack Containers have a large, 1.65 MT/1,500 liter capacity and can be fitted with a hygienic food-grade barrier or non-barrier plastic bladder. During unpacking, the Containers can be rotated to empty the product; or the top of the bag can be cut open, allowing product to be pumped from the top, making them perfect for juices, concentrates and other food products.

CONVENIENCE AND EFFICIENCY

Goodpack Containers can be easily integrated into a customer’s supply chain system. The Containers are made of galvanised steel and feature a convenient built-in pallet with four-way entry for forklift handling. They can be collapsed within seconds to maximise warehouse space; and unlike wood and corrugated bins, they do not require structural strapping. The stackable, interlocking design when full or empty offers efficiency in storage, especially over drum containers. One MB5 is equivalent to seven 200-liter drums, creating inherent efficiencies throughout the supply chain. Goodpack Containers offer other advantages as well:

  • Stack four units high (laden/filled with product)
  • Delivered directly to the food processor
  • Empties are collected anywhere in the world
  • Flexible and cost-efficient term and trip lease options

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