Drive up efficiency

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
Match or exceed current protection levels and achieve pallet optimisation using stronger, lighter, less bulky packaging.

Are you maximising your pallet yield and minimising transport costs?

Reducing the size and weight of your packages will deliver reduced storage and shipping charges while limiting the impact your packaging operation has on the environment.

Review your corrugated board – Double wall boxes are traditionally used for transporting goods thanks to their excellent durability, but some single wall board now available can match this performance. A switch to single wall can reduce box length, width and height by up to a centimetre. This may not sound like much but it could potentially add another layer of goods to your pallet.

Evaluate your box sizes – Packaging that is too big for your products requires extra cushioning (and therefore cost) and it also takes up more space on your pallets. Smaller, more compact parcels will help you transport more boxes in one go while saving on void fill and storage costs. The increased capacity also means fewer vehicle movements, which helps to reducing your CO² emissions.

Design and manufacture

Macfarlane Packaging Design and Manufacture are specialists in designing and manufacturing packaging for the protection of high value and fragile goods in storage and in transit.

Using leading 3D design software, SolidWorks, an extensive range of packaging materials and a variety of manufacturing and assembly processes, we can design light, strong packs of the optimal size for any product.


DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Innovation Lab

The Innovation Lab is a unique facility where you can join our packaging experts to directly influence the development of your ideal packaging solution. This collaborative approach allows us to find very smart solutions, very quickly.

Sourcing

We can give you access to the widest range of quality packaging materials, sourced from over 650 manufacturers around the world. And our strategic relationship with these manufacturers ensures you will always get the best price.


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Automation

Automation can reduce transport costs because automated systems usually go hand in hand with a reduced number of pack types, which in turn are lighter, stronger and a better fit for the product. This reduces fuel costs per pack and improves pallet optimisation.


Custom packaging

Custom made-to-measure boxes will better suit your supply chain needs. If it’s easy to open and return it can also deliver an improved unboxing experience for your customers and branding it will reinforce positive association with your brand.


Product Innovation

The drive to improve product protection in transit means new materials and novel pack designs are becoming available all the time – and our supplier network means we always have early access to the best of them, which we can offer to you at excellent prices.


Account management

A dedicated account manager is the perfect person to help you find and reduce the Significant Six costs in your packaging operation. They can help you to develop a resilient, agile operation that adapts quickly to changes in demand and keeps costs permanently under control.


 
Did you know?

By changing the dimensions of the pack design we have increased payload capacity for some clients by over 30%

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The Significant Six

The Significant Six are the big hidden costs that undermine the efficiency and cost effectiveness of all packaging operations.

We have identified them, analysed them and developed products and strategies to reduce or eliminate them.

Our packaging experts are ready to help you find and remove this destructive half dozen from your operation.

You’ve seen how we can help with transport costs.
What other Significant Six costs are hiding in your packaging operation?

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