The German Duo Plast company had a clear goal: building a leading Transport Simulation Center in Germany, providing a packaging testing service that no other competitor was offering at the time. In order to accomplish this, it needed the assistance of a company what specialized in the manufacturing of transport simulation and packaging testing machines, and this led them to contact Safe Load Testing Technologies to carry out the project.
Project needs and goals
Duo Plast had a priority in its corporate strategic plan, which was providing value-added services to their customers. These services had be of demonstrable usefulness to the customer, with the purpose of attracting new customers.
This premise led to the idea of creating a Transport Simulation Center in Germany that offered a packaging testing service – something no other competitor was doing. The problem was finding a trusted provider that provided assistance throughout the project implementation, as well as in relation to the manufacturing of the necessary machines.
However, the issue was quickly addressed, since DuoPlast’s Director could test the functioning of the equipment manufactured by Safe Load TT on-site, during technical workshops on freight security organized by Safe Load TT at Itene, and thanks to this it became interested on the benefits offered by these machines.
“DuoPlast had a clear goal: building a leading Transport Simulation Center in Germany, providing a packaging testing service”
Challenges faced during the project
Safe Load TT’s mission throughout the entire project was providing advice in regard to the needs, layout, composition of the laboratory and, subsequently, the design and manufacturing of the equipment, as well as its installation, entry into service and training on their use.
As expected, throughout this process a series of doubts and concerns rose on various matters:
- Investment ROI: DuoPlast’s main concern was related to the ROI of the investment that they were about to make. The goal was to find a solution at the right price without limiting the technical capabilities of the machines and without decreasing the quality of the manufacturing materials. In order to accomplish this, a joint investment feasibility analysis was performed and the result was fully satisfactory.
- Test variety: in regard to the service that they would be providing their customers, the variety of tests that they would be able to perform with the various machines, as well as the information that they were going to obtain from them and its application in relation to the optimization of packages was highly important. Which is why each of the machines that were going to be a part of the Transport Simulation Center was carefully selected in order to provide the best possible service to their customers.
“The goal was to find a solution at the right price without limiting the technical capabilities of the machines and without decreasing the quality of the manufacturing materials”
Solutions developed by Safe Load TT
For the execution of this project, Safe Load TT developed the following testing machines:
- Multi-axis 3D system
- Horizontal Impact
- Climatic Chamber
- Vibration Data Recorder
In addition to the machines, we also provided them with training in the use of the equipment, and offered advice throughout the entire setup process of the Transport Simulation Center.
This all resulted in a resounding success; customer trust in Duo Plast has increasingly risen thanks to the benefits directly obtained from the application of these technologies. More specifically, a 30% reduction in packaging expenses and a 20% decrease in costs due to product damages has been attained.
“A 30% reduction in packaging expenses and a 20% decrease in costs due to product damages has been attained”
Safe Load TT, the ideal partner when creating a transport simulation laboratory
Nowadays there are only two companies in the world that have the know-how and necessary skills to successfully design and undertake a turnkey Transport Simulation Laboratory project. One of them is in the United States, and the other one is Safe Load TT. The fact of being in Europe and being renowned in the sector led us to being the ideal partner to DuoPlast in the execution of this project.
Moreover, Safe Load TT has the only existing patent in the world for a vertical vibration + pitch/roll simulation system, which is the one that best replicates what actually takes place during the transportation of goods – something that is essential for this type of project.
There is currently a growing demand for this type of solution by major companies in the plastic film manufacturing and distribution sector, especially after the enactment of Directive 2014/47/EU on May, 2018.
The concept that is being developed is the same one that was applied by DuoPlast, which is to say, providing a value-added service to attract more customers and gain the loyalty of both existing and new ones. For all of this, Safe Load TT is the ideal partner when implementing this type of project, since we have the necessary experience and know-how for it to be a complete success.
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