Reduce Transit / Storage Costs
Custom size corrugated boxes for maximum space efficiency
Pallet optimised boxes can significantly reduce costs. Rather than paying to ship empty space, or transporting pallets that are loaded inefficiently, custom sized corrugated boxes will maximise the efficiency of your shipping.
As well as being durable, easy to pack and featuring your branding, your boxes can also stack perfectly on the pallets you use with less than 50mm of space unused on the width / length – and no overhang either. Read More
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Is your business one of those paying hundreds or even thousands of pounds each year to ship empty space or excessive amounts of void fill?
Perhaps your goods frequently become damaged because of boxes overhanging the edge of your pallets? Or you transport many more pallets that you have too as there is no way to efficiently stack your boxes on them?
GWP can help with all of this, and more.
By analysing your products, current packing methods and the pallets you use, GWP can provide custom sized, pallet optimised boxes. Typically, these will leave less than 50mm of space on the length / width of your pallet and will not overhang either.
Manufactured from a durable corrugated cardboard – the exact grade of which is chosen based on your specific application – the precise stacking strength and transit protection levels required can also be calculated using advanced software. This can also often reveal that your existing corrugated boxes are actually over-spec’d, with material (and weight / cost) savings also being possible whilst maintaining performance.
What this means in practice is that not only can pallet optimised boxes significantly reduce your shipping costs, but you can also achieve this with no compromise on the protection offered to your products or parts when in transit.
Additional benefits of cardboard pallet boxes
There are of course a number of other benefits for using corrugated cardboard material for your pallet optimised boxes.
For example, as the corrugated boxes are collapsible it means they can be stored flat when not in use. Plus, once your product has been successfully delivered the boxes can be quickly collapsed and stored for the return journey (if applicable). The cardboard boxes can also be easily recycled and are fully biodegradable too.
There are also a number of enhancements you can choose for your pallet optimised boxes, such as printing of branding and instructions etc., as well as the use of protective coatings applied directly to the corrugated material.
Particularly suited for use with pallet boxes – and other forms of industrial packaging – are water resistance, anti-abrasion (useful for protecting the packaging of the items within the pallet box) and even VCI corrosion inhibitor. This prevents rusting or tarnishing of metal products or components.
The VCI inhibitor is essential for export, with products frequently exposed to atmospheric moisture during shipping by sea.
Plus, due to the way in which GWP is structured, if corrugated cardboard pallet boxes are not one hundred percent suited to your specific application, you can source plastic pallet boxes instead.
Key Benefits of pallet optimised boxes at a glance
- Maximises space efficiency when shipping pallets
- Typically less than 50mm space not utilised on width / length
- Corrugated boxes will not overhang pallet – minimising potential for damage
- Material choice tailored to your product, stacking requirements and shipping method
- Option for adding print / branding / instructions
- Boxes can be coated to provide range of additional properties
- Ultimately reduces your ongoing shipping costs
- Can be sourced alongside inserts, dividers and full size pallet boxes
Pallet size data
Quarter Pallet (typical footprint): 600mm x 500mm or 600mm x 400mm
Half / Full Pallet (typical footprint): 1200mm x 1000mm
Please note – sizes can be tailored to specific pallet sizes as required
Questions about Pallet Optimised Boxes
Many businesses can overlook the benefits that properly optimising your boxes / pallets can provide. And those that do recognise this opportunity, are still likely to have a number of questions.
The below section looks to answer these commonly asked questions, but should you need further advice or assistance please get in touch.
How do you optimise boxes for pallets?
Pallet optimised boxes are effectively designed so that there is no – or very little – wasted space on your pallets (and the boxes will not overhang either). This involves a GWP design engineer analysing your products, your existing boxes, the protection requirements during transit and a number of other factors, to create a single or double wall box that provides optimum use of space.
Am I using the right pallets?
There may well be good reasons that you use a specific size of pallet. For example, your customers, may specify they have to be a certain type, or they work well with your existing warehouse etc. If you are flexible on the types of pallet you can use however, then GWP will be happy to recommend using different sized pallets if the analysis shows it could result in cost savings.
Will these boxes be able to stack to the required height?
Pallet boxes can be engineered so that they provide specific levels of stacking strength. Using advanced software and theoretical compression testing (which also calculates edge crush and burst strength parameters) it ensures your boxes can be stacked to the required height with no risk of damage.
Can I print my pallet boxes?
Any pallet boxes (or indeed any type of transit packaging) that you source from GWP can be enhanced with printing. Whilst it is nearly always a good idea to include your branding (free advertising!), you can also include other useful info such as part / model numbers, handling requirements, disposal instructions and so on.
Can I source full sized pallet boxes?
Besides individual, smaller boxes for placing on a pallet, you can also source full sized pallet boxes. These are a great choice for bulk shipping of items and can provide many of the same benefits as the pallet optimised boxes themselves.
Custom Pallet Boxes
Options for enhancing your pallet optimised boxes
Although your pallet boxes will be tailored to provide specific levels of transit performance, there are optional ways in which you can improve performance still further. Please see below for the most popular of these.