The manufacturer had embarked on a journey to invest in new packaging machinery at their facility, however, with so many products being damaged in transit, they didn’t want to push ahead with such an investment until they had got to the bottom of their packaging issues. Our team were able to quickly identify that the problems they were facing were down to pallet stability. With that, we utilised our innovative, UK first mobile pallet stability test lab and undertook testing at their manufacturing site.
The beauty of our test lab, is that once on site, we can test and retest. Therefore we don’t just suggest improvements, but we implement them and then test them to see real time data and measure the effectiveness of the improvements in action. Lindum’s test lab gave the flexibility to work both on and off site. Initial on-site testing identified the root causes of poor pallet stability, and further off-site trials allowed packaging formulation work to happen without taking up valuable manufacturing time on the production line.
Then further trials with the test lab on site were able to verify the results in real time, thus giving the paint manufacturer the confidence that the project was successful. We discussed and demonstrated the difference between stretch hoods and stretch wrap, allowing them to fully understand the differences and benefits of each. In combination with live test demonstrations, we were able to clearly identify not only where the problems were coming from, but also gave them the confidence to push ahead with the investment of new pallet wrapping machinery across the manufacturing plant, something which had been put on hold.