Mobility Networks, a global specialist in vehicle ramp and lift solutions, has overhauled its packaging process to make it more sustainable and reduce its environmental impact.
The company exports products nationally and internationally from its UK factory and is aware of the responsibility it has as a leading mobility supplier.
New purpose-built cardboard pallets and boxes with honeycomb technology are now being used and weigh around 20kg less than wood and plastic alternatives.
This new method of packaging allows the company to significantly reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions with 100% recyclable cardboard materials.
Shipping products abroad has also become easier as the new packaging is exempt from ISPM 15, an international standard developed by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) to address the need to treat wood materials of a thickness greater than 6mm, used to ship products between countries.
Other benefits include better manual handling due to its minimal weight and the substantial reduction of workplace injury as there are no nails or splinters on the new boxes and pallets.
The company says the initiative of finding a cutting-edge packaging alternative to traditional methods is part of Mobility Networks’ Lean System of continuous improvement in all pre-and post manufacturing process, aligned with the brand values of agility, expertise, leadership and cost-efficiency.