Packaging Solution for Export of Power Generation Equipment

Project Background and Challenges

A well-known power generation equipment company would deliver the first batch of equipment for their major international customer, and the equipment needed to be exported from China to the United States.

The equipment is large and heavy. The heaviest one weighs 42 tons. They would be transported by land, sea and land to the destination. During the transportation, it would experience damp, bumpy and other logistics environment challenges. Besides, the delivery was very urgent. The client had booked the shipping and the equipment would be exported in half a month.

Packaging Solution

At that time, the power generation equipment was not yet fully finished. Therefore we developed the packaging solution based on the equipment drawings and comprehensive analysis of the logistics environment. Considering the tight delivery, we held quite some meetings with the relevant departments of the client to discuss the packaging solution, and work overtime to optimize the solution to ensure the smooth implementation of the project.

The packaging mainly included solid wood palletsshrink wrap and rain-proof cloth. The shrink wrap and the desiccant could make the goods in a dry state to resist the humid environment during shipping. And the rainproof cloth could prevent rain and dust from the equipment. In addition, we added protection at critical points of the equipment, including using cushioning materials to prevent collision damage and anti-rust paper to prevent corrosion. Moreover, the operation convenience had also been considered so that the handling through the logistics could be much easier.

We also provided on-site packaging services for the project. Boxon’s packaging engineer and operators had been to the site many times in accordance with the customer’s production plan to guide and implement the packaging of the equipment. We communicated with customers’ construction, safety, operation and equipment coordination personnel on site to ensure correct packaging operations, so that the packaging can be completed on time and in a standardized manner.

The entire project was successfully completed in just over 10 days. The overall packaging solution takes into account transportation safety, efficiency and cost saving, which made the client very happy.

Packaging Materials Used

Solid wood pallets, solid wood strips, shrink wrap, rainproof cloth, desiccant, anti-rust paper, rubber, etc.

New CEO to Boxon Group

PRESSRELEASE, 9th of February 2021

We are pleased to announce that Christer Rapp has been appointed as new CEO at Boxon Group. Christer started 1st of February and come most recently from Windoor/Sunparadise where he with great success worked as CEO for the Nordic companies.

I am very proud to present Christer Rapp as our new CEO. With his high level of competence and long experience of running and developing companies, Christer has the right profile to make Boxon the most innovative business partner in the packaging industry. Boxon has high growth in the seven markets in which we are established, and we look very positively to the future. We will continue to build Boxon with a clear foundation in our values and corporate culture. Christer adds competence and experience that becomes valuable for Boxon and our customers.”, says Anders Yllfors, resigned CEO of Boxon.

Christer Rapp has previously held senior positions in other major companies such as Lindab, Ahlsell and most recently as CEO of Windoor / Sunparadise, where he was involved in accomplishing a successful strategic implementation. In previous companies, the main focus has been on developing and refining well-functioning operations to perform even better.

It feels very good to join a value-driven and international company like Boxon. We have great opportunities to broaden our customer offer and continue to work with complete solutions to add more value to our customers. Of course, we will also continue our work on the CSR strategy to ensure that we can offer the most sustainable products and solutions on the market. I look forward to further develop Boxon together with our employees, customers and partners around the world“, says Christer Rapp, new CEO of Boxon.

Anders Yllfors resign as CEO and will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board, which creates good continuity.

For more information:

Anders Yllfors, Chairman of the Board
anders.yllfors@boxon.com, +46 70606 8771

Christer Rapp, CEO
christer.rapp@boxon.com, +46 70190 1288

Merry Christmas

From all of us to all of you…

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.

Review 2020

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.

From home, in the warehouse or in the office – in 2020 we were there for you without interruption.

See Blogpost

In 2020 Boxon won the PackTheFuture Award for the rPET Big Bag, made from recycled PET-bottles.
See Blogpost
Boxon launched a new stretch film concept based on Scandinavian tall oil developed on residual pine products.

See Blogpost

Black weekend is coming up..

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.

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Boxon awarded Ecovadis Gold medal

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.

Netthandelsgruppen AS in collaboration with Boxon AB

Lafossan Manohar, Johan Nordström and Frank Vee

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.

Nya avgifter på plast från Oktober 2020

Från FTI kommer nu information om justering för FTI-avgiften på plast. Förpackningsavgifterna (miljöavgifter) för plastförpackningar höjs per den 1 oktober 2020, från 2,78 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. 

Hållbarhet

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 sträckfilm Reborn

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.

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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) 

Ändra till:

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% 

Eller ändra till:

Boxon sträckfilm Reborn: 15my – Årsförbrukning: 15 000kg  – Pris/kg: 39,60 
Årskostnad: 679 500 SEK  – Miljöpåverkan: 26 450kg CO2 belastning/ år 
FTI-avgift: 66 300 SEK (4,42 SEK/kg) 

Summering:  
Ökad kostnad: 148 000 SEK 
Besparing miljö: 19 550kg CO2 belastning/ år eller – 43% 
Besparing FTI-avgift: 22 100 SEK eller -25% 

Kontakta oss gärna om du vill veta mer.

Materialslag som påverkas av höjningen:

Plastförpackningar, dvs alla polymerbaserade förpackningar inklusive förpackningar av cellofan, majsstärkelse och andra plastliknande material.

Verksamhetsförpackningar, dvs förpackningar som sorteras för materialåtervinning av företag, industri eller annan verksamhet. 

Serviceförpackningar, dvs förpackningar som i huvudsak fylls i butik, på restaurang eller liknande.

Odlarförpackningar, dvs förpackningar som till väsentlig del används för obearbetade produkter från jordbruk, trädgårdsnäring och liknande.

Thank you, Boxon customers!

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!

Boxon continues to invest in digital printing technology.

We are now the first company in the Nordics with an HP Indigo 6900 upgraded to HP Indigo 6K.

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.

Jukka Wallin, Production Manager and Toni Bauer, Operator

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.

Boxon offers a new sustainable label

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.

ecolabel-775-2

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 order@boxon.com or call us on +46 42 – 25 07 00