Schoeller Allibert: "We have decided to take on the challenges of the 21st century"

Strong, light and versatile, the new Agriplus® big box delivers savings throughout the fresh produce supply chain. A game-changer, Agriplus® meets the needs of fruit and vegetable market from harvesting field to retail store. With its versatile wide range, all ideal for automated handling and electronic tracking & tracing, Schoeller Allibert is introducing the new generation of big boxes.

Commenting on the product launch, Ludo Gielen, Schoeller Allibert’s CEO stated : “With Agriplus®, we have decided to take the challenges of the 21st century: maintaining profitability on the fresh produce market while offering a range of reusable and recyclable big boxes with increased performance.”

More profitability
Thanks to the reduction of its internal angles, the unloading is sped up, efficiency at tipping is maximised. Compared to previous models, the Agriplus® is lighter and stronger with a redesigned top rim for extra rigidity. From 33 to 40kg – depending on the model – the Agriplus® range is lighter than the competition reducing your overall fuel coast and carbon footprint.

More care for the fresh produce
With a constant focus on the transported product, Agriplus® is designed to preserve quality. The pyramidal shaped base and curved walls design reduces shocks and promotes a balanced distribution of the produce, limiting bruises from field to store. Small and fragile fruits won’t be trapped in during tipping, causing no loss. The airflow is optimised  through the walls and the base. It can be further enhanced by the use of a ventilation column for moisture sensitive produce like garlic and onions. The sloped surfaces shed water and speed up both sorting and washing process while providing extra savings.

More performance
Agriplus is strong and safe to carry loads of up to 500kg, while stacking up to 10 units high. While its 670L capacity maximises vehicle fill, Agriplus® has ventilated base and walls ideal to promote airflow for faster chilling. Chamfered base prevents shocks and wearing when handled by forklift trucks or on metal chain conveyors.

Customization and tracking
Agriplus® allows enhancing brand awareness, securing the fleet and increasing logistics efficiency. Schoeller Allibert’s newest big box features optional label holders on sides, recessed areas for self-adhesive labels and logo engraving. Agriplus® also includes large printing zones on all sides for labelling and to speed up automated and manual handling operations.

More sustainability
Chamfered fork entries minimize handling shocks and damages, while reinforced base rim withstand harsh handling, increasing lifespan and durability. Lightweight, with only 33 kg for the 4 feet model it lowers fuel consumption. Agriplus® is reusable and sustainable: with a minimized number of parts that can all be easily replaced, maintenance costs are  reduced and life span increased. After its long service life, Agriplus® can be fully recycled further lowering its carbon footprint.

For more information:
Isabelle Dejeux 
Allison+Partners 
Tel: +33 6 08 16 91 28
Email: isabelle.dejeux@allisonpr.com 


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