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Efficient storage for components

A black box with Thrift Box printed on the side

NIFTY THRIFTY The new Thrift box developed by Conceptainer is perfectly suited to the transport and storage of various automotive components

9th December 2022

     

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Materials handling systems designer Conceptainer says its Thrift recyclable bulk collapsible bins, which weigh only 28 kg when empty, are an efficient system for the storage and transport of automotive components.

The company adds that this includes plastic moulded parts and seat components, as well as hood and boot linings.

The empty Thrift bins can be stacked 12 bins high and are designed to be moved easily around an automotive plant during assembly and are transported efficiently from the plant to the customer and then returned back to the plant for reuse.

“This concept substantially reduces the costs involved in the supply of products and the recovery of containers,” says Conceptainer MD Ken Mouritzen.

The Thrift bins are available in sizes of 1.2 m × 1 m and 1.7 m × 1 m, with a wall height of 70 cm.

Additionally, for customised branding, the bins can be printed in colour to include a company name, logo, product description and any personalised information needed.

He explains that special materials are used in the manufacture of these bins, including polypropylene, high density polyethylene and aluminium.

“Plastic liners can also be used for enhanced protection.”

He adds Conceptainer offers a repair and maintenance service for damaged bins, which extends the service life of each Thrift bin, enhancing the efficiency of this system.

Conceptainer specialises in the custom-design and local manufacture of labelling, packaging, transport and storage solutions for many industries, including the automotive sector.

These high-performance products comprise labelling, storage and packaging products, that encompass collapsible thrift bins, stillage boxes, label holders, pallet-free bulk bags, repair tape and anti-static polypropylene corrugated board.

“Our team works closely with customers throughout Africa, in automotive, mining, food and beverage, warehousing and freight, and customises its products to suit specific requirements and efficiently overcome packaging challenges,” says Mouritzen.

Conceptainer’s flexible systems are suitable for customers in the automotive industry, who either need to ship components great distances or deliver parts locally.

It is critical that goods and products are easy to identify and locate and that they are correctly stored and securely packaged for transporting.

“Cost efficiency is also critical in product development.”

Other Concepts

Conceptainer’s stillage boxes, which are manufactured from corrugated polypropylene board, are customisable to any size for efficient storage and organisational needs.

Its Marken label holders have been developed for attaching control documentation to bins, crates and racking in the automotive sector, to prevent data inaccuracies.

The sturdy label holders are reusable, hygienic and easy to keep clean. They also have high impact resistance and are unaffected by ultra-violet rays and challenging weather conditions.

They also resist absorption of contaminants, offering extended service life in all conditions.

Marken label holders allow horizontal and vertical movement of packaging when labels are in position and by inverting the label holder, it can accommodate an A4 sheet vertically.

The replaceable plastic document clips can be moved to various positions on the label holder to suit stock control sheets. This system enables scanners to read card information easily, thus preventing data inaccuracies.

Additionally, Conceptainer’s TELLAP pallet-free bulk bags have been developed in South Africa for safe and efficient packaging and transport of dry, loose and bulk products – including automotive components.

TELLAP, which offers cost savings, ease of use and enhanced safety for workers, also ensures optimum protection of the goods being transported.

The environmentally sustainable bags meet demand from industry for a lightweight packaging and transport system, that not only minimises product contamination and damage, but also adheres to stringent safety and environmental regulations in the global supply chain.

Robust TELLAP pallet-free bulk bags, which are manufactured from 100% recyclable polypropylene, consist of a proprietary bulk bag and two strong plastic sleeves that are integrated into the base of the bag to replace the conventional wooden pallet.

“What makes TELLAP stand out is that it uses the space between the sleeves to increase bag volume by up to 10%, and a regular wooden pallet can weigh up to 23 kg, while the compact TELLAP system weighs less than 2.3 kg,” enthuses Mouritzen.

Further products include Conceptainer’s polypropylene repair tape, which has been developed for patching bulk bag damage, and blends with the specific bag colour and weave, resulting in an almost transparent repair.

“Conceptainer also supplies anti-static board, with fire retardant properties, that is made of corrugated polypropylene board for durability,” he concludes.

Edited by Zandile Mavuso
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Features

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