The Innovation Lab empowers
you to get the best bespoke
packaging from us

Reduce
storage costs
Reduce
transport costs
Reduce damages
& returns
Reduce
admin costs
Increase
productivity
Enhance customer
experience
Reduce
storage costs
Reduce
transport costs
Reduce damages
& returns
Reduce
admin costs
Increase
productivity
Enhance customer
experience
Collaborative working creates the best packaging solutions

The Innovation Lab is a design facility, a workshop space, a meeting room, a production and test facility.

And it’s all designed to enable collaborative working between you and our packaging experts. It’s the fastest, most cost-effective way of creating the very best packaging for your products.

Located in Milton Keynes, the Innovation Lab boasts state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including:

  • Interactive touchscreen technology
  • The latest design software
  • A state of the art printer/cutting table
  • Modern packing benches
  • A fully equipped packaging showroom with the latest innovations from our global supply partners

The creative energy and focus generated in the Innovation Lab produces amazing results. These range from innovative new packs to fully modelled new packaging processes, and customers are often able to leave with a printed sample of a new pack after just one day.

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Significant savings

The Innovation Lab reduces the Significant Six costs

The Significant Six costs are the hidden costs we have identified that reduce the efficiency and increase the cost of all packaging operations. These are:

  • Storage costs
  • Transport costs
  • Damages and returns
  • Administration costs
  • Productivity costs
  • Poor customer experience

At the heart of reducing four of these costs – transport, damages, productivity and customer experience – is optimised pack design. And the Innovation Lab is where this happens.

Follow the links to find out more about the Significant Six costs and how we can help you to reduce or eliminate them.

I’m confident that this facility could make a big difference to online retailers such as FEELUNIQUE, for whom the customer experience is vitally important. The online retail environment moves at a terrific pace, so being able to bring our most demanding packaging challenges to Macfarlane and leave with a solution that meets our needs on the same day is a major step forward.

eCommerce/Retail Operations Director

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