Collapsible, Reusable Boxes.
Reduce costs and environmental impact
If your business uses high volumes of single trip corrugated packaging (such as 0201s), then Rapitainer® could significantly reduce both your costs and environmental impact.
These corrugated plastic, returnable transit containers can offer a cost per box per trip between 30 and 7 pence (based on 50 – 200 trips). This is compared with corrugated boxes typically costing £1.50 for a single use.
They are also incredibly durable (helping to protect your items in transit), incorporate an innovative tapeless closure for improved efficiency, and fold flat for reduced storage and return transit costs.
01: Key Benefits.
Why you should switch to Rapitainer®
Put simply, Rapitainer® is much more cost effective and environmentally friendly alternative to using high volumes of single trip, corrugated packaging such as FEFCO 0201s.
Besides the significant costs savings it can offer your business however, it also provides a wide range of additional benefits too.
Key advantages of using Rapitainer® returnable packaging
02: Cost Reduction.
Example of cost reduction achievable
Using Rapitainer® returnable transit packaging can reduce your costs in a number of ways.
The most significant savings are a result of the reusability, and therefore lifetime costs – of the containers.
As an example, a specific Rapitainer® could typically cost approximately £15. This is however 10 times the cost of standard 0201 or similar corrugated packaging box.
The difference however is that Rapitainer® can be used many times over. At 50 trips, the cost has dropped to 30p (per box, per trip). After 200 journeys, this is down to just 7p. Meanwhile, the corrugated boxes are disposed of after a single trip.
As a result of this, one business already using Rapitainer®has saved over £120K per year having switched from single trip corrugated. From a £10k initial investment, this will result in a huge 36 times return on investment over a three year period.
03: Additional Benefits.
Other costs savings achieveable
There are other ways in which your business can reduce costs using Rapitainer®.
For example, the innovative tapeless closure not only reduces the time it takes to assemble the containers (reducing labour costs), but also eliminates the need to purchase this secondary packaging.
It can also indirectly reduce costs by providing higher levels of protection for your items in transit.
The durable corrugated plastic material provides additional protection when compared with cardboard from weather, dust, mishandling and impact during transit.
The knock on effect of this is less products being returned, which in turn means lower costs associated with additional transit, replacements and unusable stock.
The stacking strength and stock sizes designed to work with standard pallets maximises available space when loading and therefore deuced transit costs, whilst the ability to fold the units flat for the return journey (and store inside assembled containers – see below) allows for efficient return transit too.
This also means they take up little storage space when not in use in your supply chain.
04: Efficient Return Transit.
How Rapitainer® can aid your reverse logistics
One problem with many returnable transit packaging systems is the return of the empty containers.
This can often mean shipping back “fresh” air inside your empty containers. It can also be problematic if your deliveries will typically visit multiple sites or customers in a single journey.
Rapitainer® resolves this issue due to its ability to fold flat.
This allows multiple Rapitainers® to be laid flat on a single pallet for the return journey. Even better than that however, is that collapsed containers can be packed inside erected cases – in lots of 10 – making for an even more economic return journey.
Whilst there are various configurations, what this means in essence is that 20 Rapitainer® boxes (i.e. an entire pallet load) can be collapsed and returned in 2 assembled Rapitainers®.
Alternatively, 5 whole pallets loads (stacked 4 high) can be folded, stored and returned on just a single pallet.
05: Environmental Benefits.
Minimise the impact of your packaging
Another key benefit of Rapitainer is the difference it makes to your business’ environmental impact.
The energy required to bundle, transport and then recycle old corrugated boxes into new corrugated boxes (effectively ending up with what you started with), is significantly greater than the energy and resources required to use Rapitainer® as part of a closed loop transit system.
The fact that Rapitainers® can last for 100s of trips, and can be easily cleaned, also lessens the environmental impact (raw materials, manufacturing, transport) when compared with single trip corrugated.
Besides this, Rapitainers® can also be fully recycled at the end of their usable lifespan.
06: Uses / Applications.
Image gallery of Rapitainer® in action
View a selection of Rapitainer® returnable transit packaging boxes in use. Please click the individual thumbnails for a larger view.
07: Custom Options.
Enhancing your Rapitainer® packaging
There are a number of ways in which you can further enhance your Rapitainers®.
As such, the following section details the standard and bespoke options available when specifying your returnable transit packaging containers
Rapitainer® is available as standard in a number of different colours, allowing you to match your company branding. Non-standard colours are available on request (and subject to order volumes)
It is also possible for one or two colour logos to be printed onto Rapitainers®. Besides branding, you can also include handling instructions, health and safety info, label areas and any other supporting info you may need.
Dividers / dunnage
Whilst Rapitainers® are most suitable for loose fill products, they can be enhanced with a number of dunnage options. This includes fold flat divider sets, nestable vacuum formed trays and layer separation pads / slip sheets.
Please note that using dunnage that cannot be collapsed / efficiently stored will have an impact your return transit costs.
08: About GWP Correx®.
An environmentally responsible packaging manufacturer
GWP Correx® – and our parent company GWP Group – have almost 30 years’ experience in creating durable, cost effective returnable transit packaging.
This experience and knowledge allows your business to take advantage of the latest innovations and ideas – such as Q Grip and Rapitainer® – and achieve significant efficiency gains and cost reductions.
You can call on a dedicated team of designers to tailor your chosen transit packaging to your exact requirements, and get support from a knowledgeable and experienced team at every stage of your project.
Find Out More.
Get advice from an eco friendly packaging specialist
If you would like to discuss how moving to a returnable packaging system with Rapitainer® could benefit your business we would love to help – please get in contact with using the details below or by completing our contact form.