GWP-Group-logo
Phone GWP Group - 01793 754 444
01793 754 444

Mon - Fri 08.00 - 17.00

Email GWP Group - info@gwp.co.uk
info@gwp.co.uk

Free advice & quotes

 
Reduce packaging costs

A range of strategies and ideas to reduce your ongoing packaging costs

Protective packaging

Protection for your products to prevent them being damaged in transit

Improve packaging efficiency

Strategies to streamline your operations, enhance efficiency and boost productivity

Packaging design service

Custom packaging tailored to your exact requirements by a team of experts

Environmentally friendly packaging

Help and advice in minimising the environmental impact of your packaging

Packaging Audit

Get a full, honest and no obligation review of your packaging and processes

Corrugated cardboard packaging

Cost effective cardboard transit packaging, cartons, boxes and shippers

Foam inserts and packaging

Protection from impact and mishandling for delicate items in transit

Correx packaging and handling products

Durable corrugated plastic packaging, including totes, bins, boxes and dividers

Anti static and esd safe packaging

Advanced protection for static sensitive items and electronic devices

Retail packaging and POS

Visually striking consumer packs and point of sale displays to boost your sales

Protective cases

Waterproof, aluminium and custom built cases for protecting your equipment

Returnable packaging and multi trip

Durable and long lasting returnable, line-side and multi use plastic containers

Corrugated board coatings

Specialist coatings to enhance performance of corrugated cardboard

Packaging guides and blog

A range of guides, tips and detailed articles on ways to improve your packaging

Case studies

Examples of successful packaging products, and how your business can benefit

Packaging markets

Specific industry knowledge and packaging expertise relevant to your business

Quality standards

Accreditations and standards to ensure the highest packaging quality

Packaging news at GWP

The latest news, events, sponsorships and more happening at GWP Group

Packaging careers

Looking for a new job in packaging? Find out how you can join our growing team…

14th October 2009

Posted In: Case Studies

GWP Retains Overseas Business.

Design expertise ensures contract stays with GWP even though business moves abroad

Having supplied Tyco Electronics in Swindon with corrugated packaging products for a number of years, GWP Packaging in Cricklade were clearly concerned when Tyco announced earlier this year that they were moving the production facilities that used the GWP corrugated spool products to the Czech Republic.

Rather than lose an important major customer GWP have proven that the right combination of service, reliability and competitiveness can overcome distance – even if it is 700 miles away!

The lesson is not to give up and accept defeat in this situation, but to keep a strong dialogue going, understand the changed needs of the client and respond to the challenge positively.

Tyco logo

Who are Tyco

TE Connectivity Ltd, formerly Tyco Electronics Ltd. offers a broad range of high-quality electronic component products including products from well-known named brands.

Product categories include connectors / interconnection systems, terminal blocks, relays, electronic modules, circuit protection devices, fiber optic components, wire and cable, and switches.

Tyco works for a variety of industries including; automotive, industrial equipment, data communication systems, aerospace, defense, medical, oil and gas, consumer electronics, energy and subsea communications. The company serves customers in more than 150 countries.

Design Service

In order to maintain high levels of customer service GWP utilise sophisticated inventory management software tailored to the client needs; provide online ordering systems and stock information; and keep meaningful management information records, such as order history.

Clients like Tyco expect the service and support to be handled professionally and the procedures to be totally trustworthy.

The design and development team at GWP Packaging had originally put extensive effort into ensuring that the packaging spools were tailored to the exact needs of Tyco.

The spools are used for heat shrink cabling that goes into the automotive, aerospace and other manufacturing sectors. Years later, and with a number of refinements, this focus on bespoke design and manufacture has paid off.

An excellent relationship exists with the two companies and personnel from the Czech Republic have visited the Chelworth Estate manufacturing site of GWP Packaging to see the spool making process first hand and to discuss the technical and quality issues.

Key to retaining the spools business is the fact that there are no quality rejects for them to deal with, something other potential suppliers could not match.

Packaging designers
Working with experienced packaging designers can result in maximising the benefits - and cost effectiveness - of your packaging.

Enviromental factors

Tyco Electonics have retained selected British suppliers partly through an ongoing commitment and also by utilizing the lorries that deliver product into the UK to take supplies back to the Czech Republic.

This way the carbon footprint is greatly improved, an important factor for GWP Packaging who treat environmental issues very seriously.

Another aspect of the logistics has seen improvements in the protection of the spools and packaging products in transit so that they arrive in perfect condition.

Feedback

Managing Director of GWP Group, Ruth Cook was clearly delighted to have retained the Tyco business.

Plastic spool alternative
Cardboard reels maintain the performance you would expect from wooden or plastic spools, making them a great alternative

With a continued environmental focus at GWP as well, everyone involved in the project worked hard to ensure that even with the additional distance the packaging would have to travel, there was no negative environmental impacts.

This is of course in addition to eco friendly nature of the spools themselves when compared with plastic or wooden alternatives.

Happy customers of GWP Group

We have worked hard to remain one of Tyco’s preferred suppliers. To continue delivering the specialist corrugated spools to them in the Czech Republic is a great achievement for both our sales and our operational team. Tyco have looked at the alternatives over there and we still came out on top!

Ruth Cook | GWP Group Managing Director

Happy customers of GWP Group

Piggybacking on their lorries as part of the supply chain management effectively means that there is no additional transport involved.

David Mason | Sales Director, GWP Packaging

Further Case Studies...

Free Advice / Quotes.

Impartial advice & no obligation quotes...




For full details on how GWP will treat your data, please view our Privacy Policy. Your information will not be shared with any third party.

Contact.

Free, no obligation advice…

Click below to discuss your upcoming requirements, difficulties you are facing or to simply get advice from one of our experts.

Find out more...

If you would like more information about GWP Group’s design service, or the range of environmentally friendly packaging products that your business can source, please visit the “competitive advantage” section of our website.

Alternatively, if you have any questions or require assistance, please get in touch using the details below.

Matt Dobson, Marketing Manager at GWP Group

About the Author: Matt Dobson

Marketing Manager | GWP Group

Matt has worked in the packaging industry for approximately 7 years, having joined GWP Group as Marketing Executive in 2012. [Read full bio…]

Phone GWP Group

01793 754 444

Mon – Fri 08.30 – 17.00

Email GWP Group

info@gwp.co.uk

Email a packaging expert

Could working with an established packaging designer and manufacturer benefit your business? Find out today...

GWP Group - Innovators in Protective Packaging
Company Info:

© Copyright 2006-2018 GWP Group
Unit 20 Chelworth Park, Cricklade, Swindon, SN6 6HE, GB | TEL: 01793 754 444 | EMAIL: info@gwp.co.uk
Company No. 05459368 | VAT No. GB535876017 | Business hours:
Further Information:
Packaging Design & Manufacture | Review Us | Page Last Updated: | Local Time: (GMT)
×