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The Hidden Risks in Your Wooden Crate Industrial Packaging — Deufol North America

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If you’re using wood crates to package your industrial products, you may want to consider other options. There could be an alternative that is more cost-efficient and provides more protection for your product.

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The Hidden Risks in Your Wooden Crate Industrial Packaging — Deufol North America

  1. 1. The Hidden Risks in Your Wooden Crate Industrial Packaging [ Exclusive SlideShare Guide ]
  2. 2. “ Are you using wood crating to package your industrial product? You could end up with damaged products and inflated shipping and transportation costs. Here’s why. ➜ 2
  3. 3. UNSTABLE PRODUCTS Many packaging companies that offer wood crating use a one-size-fits-all mentality. They may construct only a few different sizes of wooden crating. If your product doesn’t fit that crate size exactly, they’ll fill in the extra space with interior packaging, like loose fill, paper, or foam. 3
  4. 4. THE PROBLEM: Even with that interior packaging, your product could still be exposed to damage. All it takes is a tiny bit of unoccupied space and slight movement for your product to shift and ultimately collide with the side of the crate. 4
  5. 5. CUSTOM SOLUTION If wood crating is the best option for you, it should be a crate that is custom built specifically for your product. That’s the best way to ensure that there is little risk of movement or collision during transport. 5
  6. 6. INFLATED COSTS Wooden crating can often add unnecessary cost to your packaging process. Wood is heavier than many other packaging materials. Your crates could increase the weight of your containers, adding freight cost to each shipment. 6
  7. 7. EFFICIENCY Building wooden crates can also be time consuming. They often have to be constructed by hand, substantially inflating per-unit packaging costs. It’s possible that you could use other materials and implement an automated or even semi-automated packaging solution. That could drive down your packaging costs and help you boost your per-unit margin. 7
  8. 8. PACKAGING ENGINEERING Packaging companies that specialize only in wood crating may not have the capability to review your entire process and recommend another solution. Look for a partner that considers material not just from a product stability perspective, but also from an efficiency and cost standpoint. 8
  9. 9. CUSTOM DESIGN Wood crating might the best solution for your industrial product. But the only way to know is to work with a packaging partner that custom builds packaging and uses a wide range of materials. That partner can evaluate your product, talk to your engineers, and design a process that maximizes stability and efficiency. 9
  10. 10. 10 THE BOTTOM LINE ➜
  11. 11. “Don’t assume that wood crating is your only industrial packaging option. Consider alternatives and analyze your process to find the best solution for your product. 11
  12. 12. 12 For more information, or to discuss your own industrial challenges, http://info.deufol-us.com/industrial http://blog.deufol-us.com/ Schedule a Consultation: 888.539.0617

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