Smartload’s service offerings for food producers & other industries are flexible. Some clients prefer our full service pooling model, others prefer the flexibility of the rental model, whereas other customers prefer to buy and own their own assets
The pooling model is an all inclusive service offering which includes cleaning, delivery to the client’s desired location as well as the collection of dirty units at the end of the cycle.
Clients order LBC’s/pallets as they need them and pay the daily rental at the end of the month. This model is very flexible, for instance, if a client needs to send pallets/LBC’s to an unloader where the units will spend a significant amount of time, the rental can be transferred to that client’s account, we call this a rental transfer.
Buying is straightforward, we provide unbranded versions of our products to customers who are interested in owning their own pallets/LBC’s. This option is ideal for customers who use these assets internally and do not send them to external locations. In the long term, plastic pallets with a superior service life can lead to significant savings compared to wood pallets.
For more information on Smartload DBC’s, please contact us today.
Manufacturers in the food, pharmaceutical, automotive (and other) industries make use of cartons, wooden pallets and plastic wrap solutions – in order to store and transport packaged materials and products – such as plastic bottles, caps, sachets, etc.
These solutions create immense amounts of waste and are not suitable for reuse.
The DBC is a foldable, plastic container that drastically reduces waste, eliminating the need for carton boxes, wooden pallets and plastic wrap. The DBC also saves space in manufacturing facilities as well as costs associated with return logistics.
For more information on Smartload DBC’s and how they could fit into your supply chain, contact us today.
Previously manufacturers of food and pharmaceutical products made use of either 1000 litre flow bins or 25 litre bag in box solutions for the transport of raw materials and finished product.
Unfortunately, flow bins are difficult to clean, often cause losses in raw material due to inefficient decanting, provide little to no traceability and are therefore not a very hygienic solution. 25 Litre bag in box solutions are inefficient when it comes to transporting intermediate loads, they cause a loss in product during use and create large amounts of waste that take up space in manufacturing facilities.
Why are LBC’s better?
They are foldable, reusable liquid containers that make use of 100% recyclable inner liners, maximising space and reducing waste in manufacturing facilities. Because LBC’s are foldable, they not only save space on site, they also increase the efficiency and reduce the costs of return logistics. Every liner comes with FDA, ISO, BRC, etc. certification offering superior traceability and hygiene over other solutions.
LBC’s have been tested extensively in the pharmaceutical, dairy and juice industries to name a few, proving itself to be a superior packaging solution.
The LBC is available on all three of our service offerings, pooling, renting and selling.
For more information on Smartload LBC’s and how they could fit into your supply chain, contact us today.
We often get asked how our reusable packaging solutions work. Over the next three weeks I will be unpacking some use cases and how our solutions fit into different supply chains. First up…
One of the main culprits creating waste and hygiene risks for manufacturing facilities is the wooden pallet. Although these pallets often get reused, they are not ideal, mainly due to the fact that they can not be washed or sanitised and often break after more than one use. The solution? Plastic pallets.
Food and pharmaceutical manufacturers increasingly make use of plastic pallets in production areas due to strict hygiene regulations prohibiting the use of wood.
Plastic pallets have a heavy duty load bearing capacity of up to 7500kg. They are capable of withstanding the frequent changes in temperature without cracking making it the ideal candidate for manufacturers in the South African market. The pallet has proven itself, having been tested thoroughly in the dairy, juice, pet nutrition and other manufacturing industries over the last five years.
Our pallet is available on all three of our service offerings, pooling, renting and selling.
For more information on Smartload pallets and how they could fit into your supply chain, contact us today.