NUREMBERG, Germany and VIENNA, Austria , Sept. 25, 2019 (Press Release) -Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, delighting its customers and consumers with innovative packaging and paper solutions that are sustainable by design. Mondi Corrugated Packaging designers have been recognised at the German Packaging Award 2019, which was held on the first day of the FachPack trade fair in Nuremburg, Germany, receiving an award in the ‘Logistics & Material Flow’ category. The ’DashV1Box - DashBoxes by Mondi: The universal fit for your Dashboard range’ solution, developed for an automotive manufacturer, was recognized above all for its significantly improved production and material flow, as well as a reduction in its CO2 footprint.
Supply chain complexity prompted a major German car producer to seek a universal solution to replace 35 packaging variants for over 2,000 different SKUs. The DashV1Box introduces a single standard packaging that has reduced processing costs by 31% and quality complaints by 80%. This sustainable solution uses 100% corrugated material. The unique ergonomics made it difficult to find a one-fit solution, but DashV1Box recognises that the ends of the dashboards are almost identical. Different component lengths are accommodated by variable fixation of the corrugated fittings. The result is a standardised and process-reliable packaging concept along the entire supply chain. At the same time, this optimised packaging also meets the expectations of all individual steps in the production process.
“We are particularly happy that the packaging has found a secondary use during handling in the workshop. The components can be removed from the folding box with the corrugated material inner sections and placed on the workshop floor – secure and clean and, above all, sustainable,” explains Jan-Willem Kleppers, Marketing and Sales Director of Mondi Corrugated Packaging. In addition, the DashV1Box packaging solution also contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions. “We are especially proud to have designed an innovative and, above all, sustainable packaging solution together with our customer. It meets all the requirements of a standardised and process-reliable packaging concept along the entire supply chain, from parts supplier to the end customer,” says Georg Koller, Product and Project Management of the Mondi Corrugated plant in Ansbach.
During product development, the following aspects were able to be optimised and thus made more sustainable*:
- Optimum balance between protection of packaged item and economic efficiency
- Cost-optimised packaging with regard to handling and material
- Quality enhancement and therefore reduction in number of complaints
- Elimination of multi-material packaging
- Suitability for all modes of transport (commercial road vehicles, rail, air and sea freight)
Jan-Willem Kleppers goes on to say: “Our customers are looking for opportunities for differentiation, they want to manufacture in a sustainable manner, and they also want to lower costs and become more efficient. Our new sheet packaging is an excellent example of this.” The reusability of materials, the reduction of excess material and the replacement of less sustainable materials with more sustainable corrugated material solutions were all made possible by this packaging solution. “We are also especially proud that our guiding principle ‘Sustainable by design’ is reflected in this packaging solution. It is very important to us to support each customer to help them reach their individual sustainability objectives, because packaging certainly plays a role in the solution here,” says Armand Schoonbrood, COO Mondi Corrugated Packaging - showing his pride in the award.
Mondi Corrugated Packaging focuses on developing individual and innovative packaging for each customer which meets all requirements. As a ‘Home of Innovation’, the company has an in-depth understanding of raw materials, processing steps, product design, local supply chains and recycling options, enabling it to help its customers in the selection of sustainable packaging solutions. Mondi has committed itself to contributing to a better world.
*The optimisation is based on the realisation that the respective instrument panels (car parts) possess nearly identical external forms. Redesigned corrugated material holders enable the car parts to be bedded solely on these external areas. The complex and differing contours of the part base no longer have any interfering influence. The problem of different part lengths was resolved by the ability to adjust the two holder paddings to compensate the different lengths in the transport packaging. The parts are secured to the corrugated material holders via two ’Velcro straps'. Using one folding box size and two corrugated material holders, it is now possible to package approx. 2000 automotive parts, including all colour and variant options. Thus we have achieved a major step forward for sustainability.
About the German Packaging Award**:The German Packaging Award is the most prestigious packaging performance competition in Europe. The award is held under the patronage of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and has been awarding the best solutions and innovations in a number of categories since 1963. The Gold Award has been awarded in addition to the Packaging Award since 2016. The competition organizer is the German Packaging Institute (dvi) in Berlin.
About Mondi Corrugated Packaging
Mondi Corrugated Packaging is a leading supplier of corrugated packaging in Europe, with strong focus on Central and South-East Europe. In 2019 the business won seven WorldStar Awards for innovation, to add to five won in 2018, more than any other company worldwide. Through a network of 16 plants Mondi Corrugated Packaging provides innovative design and state-of-the-art printing and gluing technology. The packaging types range from standard transit cases and heavy duty containers to upscale consumer displays. They are applied as shelf- or retail-ready solutions, transport cases or large containers when shipping FMCG's, perishables, industrial and dangerous goods as well as other products.
Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, delighting its customers and consumers with innovative packaging and paper solutions that are sustainable by design. Our business is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and plastic films, to developing and manufacturing effective industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Sustainability is embedded in everything we do. In 2018, Mondi had revenues of €7.48 billion and underlying EBITDA of €1.76 billion.
Mondi has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (MNDI), and a secondary listing on the JSE Limited (MNP). Mondi is a FTSE 100 constituent, and has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Series since 2007.