When we look back on the past twelve months, it becomes clear that there has hardly ever been a comparable year. During these times, we have focused on our values and managed to support our customers even in unexpected situations. But we also look back on a year in which flexibility was often required: while this year has brought us new challenges, it has also encouraged our creativity in many ways.
We would like to thank you for the good and close cooperation in this special year.We wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy 2021.
Despite all the unusual circumstances, 2020 also brought a lot of highlights! Here’s a selection of many good things that happened in the Boxon World this year.
Two of the biggest shopping holidays are just around the corner: Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
From the beginning, Black Friday was retailer’s day and Cyber Monday was e-merchant’s day, but many saw the benefits of running a joint longer campaign both in stores and online. And why not, the trend is clear – consumption increases significantly this weekend (and week) compared to other weeks.
Last year, half of all shopping done by Swedes during the black week, was made online. This year, given the pandemic, we can guess that online shopping will increase even more. Surveys also show that half (56%) of the Swedish people will shop their Christmas presents on the Internet and Swedes, who buy Christmas presents, plan to spend more than half of the Christmas present budget online.
Trade is investing more than ever in its marketing ahead of Black Friday and they are fully equipped. It is important to be prepared for the most intense shopping days of the year and try to avoid anything that may hinder or take focus away from sales. In addition to planning your marketing and replenishing your product inventory, you need to make sure your packaging and delivery area is well prepared.
Refilling stock with packaging with return functions and ensuring that capacity is maximized, are some tips we give to our customers. If you are sending , it is important to choose packaging that minimizes your shipping costs and to consider your ecological footprint. This way you can show a little love and care for the environment.
We have a broad assortment of packaging that is specially developed for e-commerce; returnable bags for mailed out goods and several environmentally friendly packaging choices.
E-commerce bag made of paper Function box
Get your goods – and your packaging ready! Contact us for more information or if you have questions about packaging.
Good times for sustainability: In 2020 Boxon GmbH was once again awarded Ecovadis Gold for it’s CSR performance.
The Ecovadis methodology focuses on 21 sustainability criteria that are grouped into four themes: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement. These criteria are based on international sustainability standards such as the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, the International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, the ISO 26000 standard, etc.
Sustainable products, climate-neutral solutions and services have long been part of our offer and in 2020 we have enlarged our activities in theses areas even more. With Boxon Group being member of the UN Global Compact and our group wide CSR statement, we have made Corporate Social Responsibility an integral part of our work. We are happy to work closely with our co-workers and customers to develop even more innovative solutions in all of the mentioned areas.
Ecovadis provides a platform for reliable CSR assessments that takes into account the sector, size and geographic location of each company. It offers business partners a transparent exchange in the area of CSR. In 2020, Boxon GmbH receives Ecovadis Gold for the third year in a row.
The Norwegian e-commerce company Netthandelsgruppen is among the largest in Norway. A company that rapidly continues to increase its sales.
Netthandelsgruppen operates the online stores Tights.no, Comfyballs.no and Weightless.no, all well known in Norway. Tights.no is the largest and most famous site where you can find everything within exercise, diet and healthy lifestyle. This year, Netthandelsgruppen has doubled its turnover and expects to exceed NOK 300 million by the end of the year. In 2019, the turnover landed at 150 million kroner.
Great focus on expansion
Until now, the company has only had one Norwegian warehouse, in Ryen in Oslo. But after a year of explosive growth, it is necessary to increase capacity. From the new warehouse, the plan is to send goods to the whole world.
We have grown enormously in the last year and have simply not had the physical space. Tights.no has the largest growth in Norway, but Comfyballs also has strong growth in Sweden and abroad. Netthandelsgruppen will therefore centralize in Sweden and serve all our Swedish customers from the new warehouse there.
Since June 1 2020, Netthandelsgruppen has a cooperation agreement with Boxon when it comes to packaging.
“We buy almost everything within packaging from Boxon, ie labels, tape, stretch film, bubble wrap and then everything when it comes to boxes and corrugated. We are very satisfied, says Johan Nordström, Head of Logistics at Netthandelsgruppen, who intends a further and expanded collaboration in the future.
From now on, they buy all packaging from us except the e-commerce bags that we are still working on, says Frank Vee who is Boxon’s sales contact towards Netthandelsgruppen. He continues “From June until now, they have ordered a great amount of packaging from us and it will only increase even more.
The most popular box is a quick bottom box for the e-commerce company Tights.no. I suggested a few different models before we ended up with this solution. It is a quick bottom box that does not need to be taped and has the possibility to be adjusted in height, so no filling material is needed. When they tested this solution, they were so pleased that they ordered a large amount immediately. Another product we have developed is a combined standard 6-box and modular box for drink trays. This solution is now being developed even more, with printing and a quick solution for faster packaging time.
“They are very open to innovation and new thinking and wanted a partner who could help them get better. Something we have tried to live up to as well as possible, says Frank Vee.
Netthandelsgruppen wants to grow even more and are now loading for the upcoming Black Friday. “It will be incredibly exciting this year, Lafossan Manohar, Warehouse Manager concludes.
Från FTI kommer nu information om justering för FTI-avgiften på plast. Förpackningsavgifterna (miljöavgifter) för plastförpackningar höjs per den 1 oktober 2020, från2,78 SEK/kg till 4,42 SEK/kg.
Hur påverkar detta er?Hur många kilo plast hanterar ni per månad?Vill ni veta mer om det detta? Läs detaljer på FTI’s hemsida.
Boxon är en innovativ affärspartner som gör förpackningskonceptet till en strategisk värdeskapare. Därför hjälper vi dig som kund med att hålla nere kostnaden och påverkan på miljön.
Genom att välja vårt sortiment av sträckfilm, med goda försträcknings-egenskaper, kan du minska både din kostnad och slå ett slag för vår miljö.
Boxon har produkter med hög halt av återvunnet material men även produkter baserade på tallolja som är 100% koldioxidneutral. Läs mer om Reborn här.
”Tallolja är en biprodukt från pappersindustrin som tidigare bara eldats upp. Eftersom vi nu producerar återvinningsbar plast av denna, så hindrar vi den bundna koldioxiden att frisläppas”
Vi erbjuder även sträckfilmer i reducerad tjocklek med goda egenskaper som kan likställas vid traditionell tjocklek. Boka ett sträckfilmstest för att avgöra vilka besparingar ni kan göra.
Dessa produkter i kombination med vårt sortiment på maskiner, ger inte bara en positiv miljöpåverkan utan även en förpackning med god hållfasthet – en riktigt bra lösning helt enkelt. Nu har vi en kampanj med fokus på sträckfilmsmaskiner. Läs mer här.
————————————————————––—————————————————- Kundcase (sträckfilm) Nedan presenterar vi exempel på hur ni kan spara pengar och minska er miljöpåverkan.
Befintligt material: 20my – Årsförbrukning; 20 000 kg – Pris/kg: 22,30 Årskostnad: 446 000 kr – Miljöpåverkan: 46 000 kg CO2 belastning/ år FTI-avgift: 88 400 SEK (4,42 SEK/kg)
Boxon sträckfilm: 15my – Årsförbrukning: 15 000 kg – Pris/kg: 22,30 Årskostnad: 334 500 SEK – Miljöpåverkan: 34 500kg CO2 belastning/ år FTI-avgift: 66 300 SEK (4,42 SEK/kg)
Summering: Besparing kostnad: 111 500 SEK Besparing miljö: 11 500kg CO2 belastning/ år eller -25% Besparing FTI-avgift: 22 100 SEK eller -25%
If you read our blog or our news from time to time, you have certainly already noticed that Boxon is very progressive when it comes to sustainability in packaging. But every offer also requires a demand and we know that many of our customers consider the ecological footprint of their packaging to be very important. So we continue developing new sustainable packaging solutions constantly – which is, by the way, even a goal that we set ourselves in the context of our CSR statement and 2025 vision.
We all know that you can achieve goals even better as team and we are very happy when we can involve our customers in our projects. This is especially the case for our CO2 compensation project, where our customers even broke the records in the first two quarters of 2020!
560 tons of CO2 compensated by Boxon customers in Q1 and Q2
With the purchase of almost 70,000 climate-neutral big bags, a total of 560 tons of CO2 were offset – more than in the whole last year. Whenever a customer chooses to add our CO2 compensation option to an order, a part of the purchase price goes to a climate protection project in Tanzania. In the first half of the year, almost 8,000 € was raised in this way for climate protection.
We are very happy that so many of our customers support this project and we are looking forward to more participants!
We are now the first company in the Nordics with an HP Indigo 6900 upgraded to HP Indigo 6K.
Boxon has, for a long time, seen the benefits of digital printing technology and the positive solutions this means for us and our customers.
Stylish design, safe color recycling and variable printing, create good conditions for You, our customers, to reach a successful sale of your product.
We have different production methods with optimal solutions for both existing and future requirements. Various solutions that generate great flexibility in for example design and delivery.
Boxon is one of the Nordic region’s leading packaging suppliers with a unique packaging concept where labels are a significant part. From our production in Borås, we have been producing labels and offering system-integrated label solutions since the 1970s, and we invested early in digital solutions in collaboration with HP Indigo.
Now we are investing further and will be the first in the Nordics with an HP Indigo 6900 upgraded to HP Indigo 6K. The new printing press is already delivered and installed by Visutech and is in full production at our production facility in Borås.
New functions mean new opportunities for our customers
With the latest HP Indigo technology in the new printing press, Boxon is well equipped for the future.
• Spot Master is a new tool for color automation that enables Boxon to produce a brand’s unique color in just a few minutes on different types of materials.
• Brand Protection includes several completely new adaptive security solutions for brand protection and can give the labels several layers of protection such as invisible colors, micro text, unique QR codes, variable data and much more. Everything can be printed in one pass.
Web to print
Digital printing technology sets high demands on digital workflows. Boxon has developed an appreciated website with a web shop that creates opportunities for our customers to order and manage their various labels and packaging solutions online. Most recently, we launched “Design your own label“.
We are developing this further and our ambition is for customers to be able to handle their designs and orders online.
In our production in Borås, we can now offer labels (Boxon Eco label) on fossil free PP. The label material has the same characteristics as before, but is made in a more sustainable way. Developing more sustainable packaging solutions is one a significant part of Boxon’s strategy and therefore it is incredibly fun and important that our label customers now get to be a part of this.
Unlike previous synthetic material, this is prepared from a residual product (tall oil) from paper production. The process is called Mass Balance Approach which is ISCC certified.
Did you know that our label production in is FSC certified? With our solutions you can get everything from small labels with washing thread to global standard labels within transport and logistics solutions, QR codes, RFID codes and everything in between. We offer a variety of options in terms of label types, materials, effects, printing and brand protection. Read more >>
As a new or existing customer, you are welcome to contact us throughout the summer. We are happy to receive your order but consider to order your labels well in advance as a slightly longer delivery time can be expected during the summer period.
Want to know more or order?
Contact us by email at email@example.com or call us on +46 42 – 25 07 00
We are happy to announce that Boxon wins the PackTheFuture Award 2020 for the rPET Big Bag! The award is based on an initiative by ELIPSO, French association for plastic packaging and IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V.
Out of a total of 58 submissions, Boxon’s rPET Big Bag, which is made from used PET bottles collected in Indonesia, receives the award the category “social benefit”. The award is based on an initiative by ELIPSO, French association for plastic packaging and IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V. The aim of the competition is to focus on the innovative potential of plastic packaging across Europe.
IK and Elipso have announced the winners this week in a press release. All winning submissions are presented in the “Innovation Book” which is available on the official award’s website. The award ceremony will take place on November 24th, 2020 at the packaging fair ALL4PACK in Paris. The original date 12.5.2020 as part of the Interpack in Düsseldorf had to be postponed due to the Corona crisis.
It is an important recognition that shows that the packaging sector, which has a very specific responsibility towards environment, can create new sustainable packaging solutions and perspectives for a better future through innovation and commitment. For this reason, Boxon promotes the sustainability dialogue within and beyond the packaging industry – be it with customers, suppliers or own employees.
The R-PET system: How a used plastic bottle becomes a Big Bag
The award-winning product is a big bag made entirely from recycled PETbottles. The PET bottles used for this purpose are collected in Indonesia in public buildings such as schools or organizations before they are delivered to the recycling plant. Since the used bottles are collected directly after use, they are of good quality. The re-use for big bag production prevents marine pollution as the bottles do not end up as litter in the oceans.
Boxon recently provided 3D printing face shields for frontline medical staff in Sweden by cooperating with Lund University.
Boxon produces the face shields with 3D printer and follows the 3D printing guidelines offered by 3D organization 3DVERKSTAN. The first batch of face shields was delivered to the X-lab at Lund University on the 17th April. Lund University is supporting the hospitals in Malmö and Lund with 1000 pieces of face shields per day.
The bracket of the Face Shield is made of PLA (polylactic acid). PLA is a kind of biodegradable material made from starch extracted from renewable plant resources such as corn and cassava and therefore environmentally friendly.
The whole world is suffering from COVID-19 and so is Sweden. The medical staff in Sweden is in desperate need of face shields but there is heavy shortage. In order to speed up the supply of protective masks, the Swedish 3D printing organization 3DVERKSTAN initiated the 3D printing face shield project and cooperated with Lund University’s X-Lab. 3DVERKSTAN published the guidelines on their website to ensure the face shields’ quality so that the same digital model and instructions are used.
Numerous individuals and companies around the country volunteered to join and donate the 3D-printed parts. In these uncertain times, we have really seen what a great community and collaboration we have. Throughout the world, inspirations, ideas and knowledge are shared between hobbyists, designers, companies and volunteers. By working together, we can really help those who desperately need medical products and parts.
Since supply chains are being broken all over the world due to high demand, panic purchases and closed borders, 3D printers now have even greater impact in manufacturing locally and filling the gaps where traditional supply chains fail.
The 3D-printed face shield is approved as a temporary solution by the majority of county councils in Sweden, but should only be seen as a supplement until approved equipment is available. Watch the movie.