Last week Kite Packaging’s Midlands Regional Distribution Centre visited the Pacwolf sites with Kite’s Mobile Test Facility, the first of its kind in the UK.
Pacwolf, part of the C.S Ellis Group, invited the Kite team onsite for two days, also inviting some of their own customers and suppliers to the event in order to explore the packaging solutions on board Kite’s mobile test facility.
The visit was a great success with the Kite and Pacwolf teams delving into the capabilities of a range of packaging solutions that accommodate efficient pick and pack operations.
The Kite facility has on board a range of packroom equipment, including a low profile pallet wrap machine, Sprick paper systems, Kite’s 5×5 system, air cushioning and an over-head delivery systems, allowing Kite’s team to find the most effective bespoke solutions for Pacwolf and the other businesses who attended, accommodating their ideal requirements.
Kite Packaging’s Mobile Test Facility was launched in September last year in conjunction with Kite announcing their 2019 challenge aimed at reducing theirs and their customer’s plastic usage by 120 tonnes. In the last six months, the UK packaging distributor, and their customers, have saved a massive 102 tonnes, keeping the business on track to exceeding its 2019 target.
Pacwolf’s waste recycling company, Baker waste, and a local chamber of commerce representative also attended the two day event to see the exciting potential of what’s to come in terms of eco-friendly packaging solutions.
Managing Partner of Kite Packaging’s Midlands Regional Distribution Centre, Justin Filby said:
“A fantastic two days were had when we took the Kite Mobile Test Facility to the Pacwolf site. Everyone really embraced the MTF and Pacwolf used it as a platform to impress their customers and suppliers.
Over the two days we visited two of the Pacwolf sites and six of Pacwolf’s customers attended. It really became an active workshop with Kite working with Pacwolf and their clients to develop and design environmentally conscious, protective packaging solutions. It was great to see all parties working together, focussing on developing such environmentally favourable packaging solutions and our customer benefiting from Kite’s unique facility & in house expertise.”
For more information on Kite’s Mobile Test Facility and how to facilitate eco conscious packaging, visit kitepackaging.co.uk.