Collapsible containers in all appropriate formats - from small to large - are being used more and more frequently in the fruit sector. From the harvest to the point of sale, the flexible agricultural crates have now proven their worth. And not only as transport containers, but as robust harvest helpers as well. The internationally branched manufacturer Intech Worldwide, based in Hanover, has also recognized the diverse areas of application in the fruit and vegetable sector for itself and is now announcing the market launch of the brand new Green-Line container series.
The well-recognized company has been primarily dedicated to manufacturing plastic pallets and containers for the industrial, retail, automotive, bakery and meat sectors. With the new Green-Line product line, the company now wants to enter the agricultural sector to a greater extent. "For us, fruit and vegetables is an interesting sector, as we have identified great potential for marketing sustainable reusable containers. We see potential applications for our collapsible containers everywhere along the supply chain, from the grower to the processing industry, all the way to the point of sale," says Bastian Denzer, the company's Director of Sales & Logistics.
Presence in 24 European countries
Particularly advantageous in opening up the new market, he says, is the international sales network of resellers and partners in what are now 24 European countries. However, the Green Line containers are manufactured at Intech Worldwide's headquarters in Hanover, Germany. "Our collapsible and stackable containers are available in standard market dimensions, are modularly stackable, and are therefore 100% compatible with existing solutions on the market," Denzer continues. For permanent labeling of the containers, Intech relies on the use of high-quality inmold labels and a sophisticated perforation ensures optimal ventilation of fruits & vegetables.
For the non-food sector, Intech will produce the new container series from high-quality recycled material - in line with the circular economy. In addition, there will be the Green-Line with closed walls and bases. Disposable packaging such as cardboard boxes will thus be replaced in a climate-friendly manner.
Increasing efficiency along the supply chain
Despite numerous suppliers and competitors on the market, Denzer says the new agricultural container series offers maximum efficiency in use compared to existing solutions. "Our process allows more volume to be carried in the boxes, which should help increase efficiency along the value chain. At the same time, we have increased the volume reduction to up to 87%, and the CO2 reduction during empty transport is therefore enormous. At the end of its service life, the Green-Line is 100% recycled."
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