Packaging Engineer Tina Jin

Before International Women’s Day, we interviewed Tina Jin, packaging engineer from Boxon China. She shared her experience and ideas about work and life with us.

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Q:  What made you decide to become a packaging engineer?

Tina: It was a very natural thing for me. I majored in packaging engineering (logistics related) from University and took an internship in a packaging testing company during school. Above that I have always been interested in packaging and as the saying goes “interest is the best teacher”.

Q:What do you think of the challenges and advantages for female packaging engineers compared with males?

Tina:The job requires energy both mentally and physically. Packaging engineers need not only make packaging drawings but also test packaging on site, figure out packaging problems, and go on business trips. As a result, some enterprises prefer males when recruiting packaging engineers because they consider that males are more qualified physically.

However, women are good at communication and are inclusive in general, which are the advantages for teamwork and communicating with clients.

Q:Could you please share with us one thing that was impressive and unforgettable at work?

Tina:I had a 6-month long employee training at my first job after graduation. I was assigned a packaging design task for a small client. It consists of 20 components and no data model was provided. I spent two months in measurement and designing and the packaging was completed at last.

It was the first time for me to see that my design became a real work, which was very impressive to me. In addition, my ability to develop packaging for multi-components was improved a lot. And I was also very grateful to the co-workers who helped and supported me.

Q:What are your thoughts about the trip to Europe last year?

Tina:We had a one-week session internally with colleagues from various countries to share our knowledge and experience and to discuss problems. We learnt the markets and projects in different countries and got to know each other better. This will absolutely benefit the team work especially for mega-projects and work efficiency.

Besides, we also visited the clients. This could make us learn their real needs and offer them just right packaging solutions. It also made me understand my work focus and direction better. 

I met some quite outstanding colleagues as well, who inspired me to work harder.

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Q:How do you balance your work and family?

Tina:Do right things; be concentrated while working; work smart; don’t take work pressure home.

Q:Do you have any suggestions for women who are or would like to work as packaging engineer?

Tina:First, you should think deeply before choosing this job. Packaging industry isn’t fancy and requires patience and perseverance. If you are not interested in packaging, you are more likely to change jobs.

Secondly, a strong packaging company is important to the freshmen as it would have a big influence on your career. The pay should not be the first consideration.

Q:How will you spend international women’s day? Any greetings to women?

Tina:International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. However, in view of the special period of COVID-19 control, I will stay at home rather than celebrate it outside. I cannot wait to go back to work next Monday after the isolation.

I wish all women a happy festival and all the best!

Do you have packaging issues? Leave a message or call us directly and we are glad to offer support!

We can do this!

We have taken precautions for the safety of our employees. Boxonites all over the world are working from home or in safety shifts in the offices and warehouses keeping the business going. A very special thanks to everyone, let’s keep the good spirit up – we can do this! Take care!

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Boxon sponsors Team Rynkeby

Team Rynkeby – Good Morning, is part of a European charity project that raises money for children with cancer and their families. The participants are organized in different teams that jointly cycle down to Paris.

Team Rynkeby was founded in 2002, when 11 amateur cyclists associated with Rynkeby Foods A/S decided to cycle to Paris to see the final stage of the Tour de France. Rynkeby Foods was the main sponsor of their trip, which was also backed by other companies. In fact, the cyclists who joined the world’s first Team Rynkeby team were so accomplished at finding sponsors that, when the team returned to Denmark just over a week later, the team had made € 5,100 profit. Team Rynkeby donated their profits to the children’s cancer unit at Odense University Hospital.

A tradition was born! Now each year in July, Team Rynkeby – Good Morning participants, cycle to Paris to pay attention to the project.

2,100 CYCLISTS IN EIGHT COUNTRIES

Today, Team Rynkeby comprises 2,100 cyclists and 550 volunteers, divided into 57 local teams from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, Germany and Switzerland. Team members are selected from thousands of applicants, who have completed the application form on the Team Rynkeby website.

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ANNA HALLSTRÖM

Anna600x400One of the members this year is Anna Hallström from Helsingborg Sweden. She is now preparing herself for the cycling in July. We asked her some questions:

How did you get in touch with Team Rynkeby?

I came in contact with Team Rynkeby when the project was very new in Sweden. Paul, who is Country Manager Sweden and was in the start up, also happened to be the parent of my football buddy. Therefore, I have seen the project grow and so has the interest in it.

What made you want to participate?

I want to participate to hopefully fight childhood cancer. All forms of cancer are terrible. My father has been ill for some time with cancer so unfortunately the disease has come up close. That someone’s family and relatives should experience this, even worse if a small child gets sick, is terrible. Children and cancer do not belong together! Team Rynkeby has increased the chances with their work, now 85% survives. I want to contribute to this work.

What do you think will be the biggest challenge for you when you leave?

The biggest challenge will probably be to work with attitude and mental will. The cycling itself I can manage, partly because I am a marathon runner, but mainly thanks to strong team mates who support each other and fight so that everyone comes all the way. But it is only me that can influence the mental part and the team is depending on my effort.

The important thing is not to come first, but to do this as a whole team – together.

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THE MONEY GOES TO CHILDREN WITH CRITICAL ILLNESSES

Throughout most of the year, not only must members be prepared to cycle the 1,200-kilometre trip to Paris, they are also obliged to do what they can to raise money for children with critical illnesses. The money is raised from a variety of sources including sponsorships from generous businesses, who contribute with either cash or in-kind contributions to the project.

Team Rynkeby is a voluntary initiative, which means that we rely on sponsors to supply many of the things we need for our trip. This includes vehicles, fuel, food and beverages. Our participants pay their own way via the participation fee.

In 2019, Team Rynkeby donated 10,6 million EUR to organisations that help children with critical illnesses in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland.

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As a sponsor of Team RynkebyGood Morning, we not only donate money to charity. We also help put a healthy lifestyle and seriously ill children on the agenda throughout Europe.

Team Rynkeby – Good Morning is undoubtedly the exercise and charity project in Europe that receives the most exposure in the media, which every year contributes to inspiring thousands of people to do something good for themselves, while also doing something good for others.

Read more about Team Rynkeby:

Web: www.teamrynkeby.com
LinkedIn: www.team-rynnkeby.com/linkedin
Facebook: www.facebook.com/teamrynkeby

 

Solar Energy for education and jobs in Tanzania

In 2019, 35 committed Boxon customers compensated for a total of 395 tons of CO2 by ordering 36.760 climate neutral Big Bags from Boxon. A great result, that we aim to even surpass in 2020.
In the context of the carbon offsetting programm, we support a climate protection project in Tanzania, where tons of CO2 are reduced every year by replacing harmful kerosene by affordable solar energy panels. With the contribution of our customers, we help to maintain the project.

High-Tech-Solar-Home-Systems

The climate protection programme implements high-tech solar home systems including a GSM modem that deliver a clean, affordable alternative to fossil fuels for low-income households and small enterprises in Tanzania. The technology reduces carbon emissions effectively, owing to an innovative monitoring approach. 

2.5 billion people worldwide live without a reliable electricity source to fill their daily energy needs. They use inefficient and costly fuel-based lighting sources such as kerosene lamps, which greatly curtail their activities once darkness sets in. Kerosene gives little light, is expensive and can cause burn
injuries as well as respiratory and eye diseases – especially children are at risk.

Mobisol, the programme developer, combines solar energy with innovative mobile technology and microfinance to provide high-tech solar home systems (SHS) to remote households across Africa.

The larger solar home systems can power small businesses enabling entrepreneurial customers to create additional income. It also illuminates schools like Arusha Secondary School. The SHSs include a solar panel, battery, lights, as well as a cell phone charger. The systems are currently available in four different sizes meeting the needs of low income households as well as of small enterprises. The smallest unit can light two rooms and charge four mobile phones per day. The largest system powers multiple lights, consumer appliances such as laptops, televisions or solar powered refrigerators and charges up to ten mobile phones simultaneously.

The larger solar home systems illuminate schools like Arusha Secondary School.

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Thanks to this modern information and communications technology (ICT) solution, this PoA will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the displacement of fossil fuel use, such as in fuel-based lighting systems and/or stand-alone power generators. By substituting kerosene lamps with strong solar powered LED lights and reliable energy, environmental but also social and economic benefits can be achieved. Taking advantage of longer light hours achieved by the electrification of their houses, beneficiaries can greatly increase their productivity through working in the evening.

Impacts and benefits achieved so far

• 9981 t CO2 reduced per year

• More than 200 000 people benefit from better air

• 350 created jobs

• 42600 Solarsystems distributed since project start

• More than 700 people trained on solar installation

• Creation of 24 market hubs and information centres in Tanzania 

Be part of the project

By purchasing climate neutral Big Bags from Boxon you can optimize your supply chain’s carbon footprint significantly and in the meantime, help supporting our climate protection project in Tanzania.
Every customer taking part in the project will get an official certificate from the independant climate protection organsation MyClimate with the amount of compensated CO2 and their company name on it. Just ask us about it, we will be happy to help you!

United Nations Global Compact

We are glad to announce that Boxon Group is now an active member of the UN Global Compact! This is a big step in our work with global sustainability and more is coming!

As a participant of the United Nations Global Compact, we are committed to responsible corporate governance. The voluntary initiative, in which companies have committed themselves since 1999 in a pact with the United Nations to promote social and environmental responsibility in the context of globalization, is present in 161 countries and encourages companies to develop sustainable solutions in economic, social and environmental terms. We are proud to be part of this worldwide initiative of more than 12000 companies and orient our entrepreneurial activities to the 10 principles of the Global Compact, which include the areas of human rightslabor standardsenvironment and anti-corruption. A responsible task that we are happy to take.

By participating in the Global Compact, we have made it our goal to make an active contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals formulated by the United Nations.

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Read more about the UN Global Compact https://www.unglobalcompact.org/about.

Let’s meet in Düsseldorf

Interpack, 7 to 13 May 2020 in Düsseldorf, Germany

Can you imagine that it has been 3 years since last Interpack? A lot has changed since then, and we are looking forward to showing you all of our new offers and services this May in Düsseldorf!

Here are some facts about Interpack

Interpack trade fair is part of Interpack Alliance and takes place every three years in Düsseldorf, Germany. Having opened its doors to the public for the first time 1958, it has become one of the biggest tradefairs specialized in packaging and processing in Europe. Visitors and exhibitors from around the world come to Düsseldorf for the latest packaging trends and specialized concepts for their sectors, such as

  • Food & Beverages
  • Agriculture
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Cosmetics
  • Consumer goods (non-food)
  • Services
  • Logistics & transportation

In 2017,  2866 exhibitors from 55 countries presented their packaging innovations on Interpack. In total, 170.899 people from 169 countries visited the trade fair.

Will you be there?
As you know, at Boxon it is all about adding value to your packaging.  What if we could go further and optimize your packaging concept even more? At Interpack you will get the opportunity to get the whole picture: From packaging solutions, to labels, smart services, customized solutions for the automotive sector and new sustainable products. We will be happy to meet you there!