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SUCCESS STORY

Read how we helped Scania substitute non-biodegradable packaging materials

The Challenge
Scania were looking for a more sustainable and cost efficient solution for their windscreen packaging. The new pack would need to replace multiple packaging materials including polystyrene and plastic and achieve optimal cargo loading within the current supply chain. It also required efficient product protection for multiple window sizes and to increase packing time efficiencies.
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Our Approach
We worked with Scania’s key stakeholders to identify their needs with the aim of reducing their costs. We analysed every aspect of Scania’s supply chain and compared it with insights that have been gathered from over 60,000 supply chains globally.
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The Result
Smurfit Kappa developed an innovative solution that replaced non-biodegradable materials with 100% recyclable paper. The new design resulted in a 72% reduction in packing time, a 50% reduction in transport costs and an annual savings of €300K.
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Brechtel Coox, Packaging Engineer at Scania

“Smurfit Kappa managed to present us with an ingenious solution that exceeded all our expectations.”
Imagine. We rethink how sustainable packaging is designed
  • Materials

    Materials

    Recycled or reused materials should be used where possible. If applications require virgin material, they should come from sustainable and renewable resources that are not used for food applications.
  • Production

    Production

    Packaging is produced with lowest carbon, waste and water footprint. Production is done in a socially and ethically responsible way.
  • Supply Chain

    Supply Chain

    Packaging should be designed to only bundle and protect the product in the entire supply chain. Any other functionality (like marketing, etc.) should be added with minimal impact on the environmental footprint.
  • End of Life

    End of Life

    Sustainable packaging should have no harm to our planet in any end of life scenario. Sustainable packaging should be collected and recycled. If it becomes litter it should have no negative environmental impact in any end of life scenario.