How do traditional solutions compete with innovative products, of which there are more and more in modern logistics? We can seek answers to this question by comparing the Gitterbox metal container with Magnum Optimum® 1208
– a new folding container in the Schoeller Allibert offer.Necessity is the mother of invention
“The classical is always in fashion” – one of the timeless rules in the world of fashion is not applicable to logistics. Efficiency is the most important here, which is best reflected in the company’s calculations. In order to optimize the process of managing the supply chain, companies which transport and store goods are forced to seek new solutions which will enable them to minimize their costs. The conventional means that have been used in the industry for decades (for example, wooden pallets or the metal Gitterbox containers) are slowly becoming a thing of the past. They are being replaced by innovative return plastic packaging, which offers a range of advantages compared to the old solutions. What exactly? We can answer this question by comparing the possibilities of Gitterbox with those of the new container in the Schoeller Allibert offer – Magnum Optimum® 1208 (MO 1208).Savings made through foldability
The primary difference between the popular Gitterbox and MO 1208 is the possibility of folding the lateral sides of the latter. Folding the sides means that the size of the container is reduced in return transport. Whereas a metal container keeps its volume even when empty, Magnum Optimum® saves a lot of space when empty. How much exactly? An assembled container of Schoeller Allibert has the dimensions of 1200x800x958 mm, and a folded one has the dimensions of 1200x800x295 mm. That’s not all! The height of the containers after the folding and the stacking is only 265 mm, which enables the loading of up to 363 folded containers in a mega-semitrailer. Less space in return transport and storage means lower costs in transporting empty containers or the possibility of storing more containers in a single storage facility.Magnum Optimum® 1208 = amenity
The designing of a container which reduces financial costs was the priority for the engineers of Schoeller Allibert. However, Magnum Optimum® 1208 provides much more. This modern container has an additional advantage: smooth sides, and it is made of friction-resistant materials. These characteristics enable an easy cleaning of the compartments, which is crucial from the aspect of the industries which place hygiene first (for example, food, pharmaceutical, chemical industry). The use of plastic removes the problem of corrosion, thanks to which MO 1208 can successfully be stored in the open. This possibility is also thanks to the drainage holes which facilitate the removal of water and moisture from the compartments, as well as the lateral walls without the hollow parts.