Published 2013.11.21

Case Industry Segment: Solution for drill bits

The Nefab ExPak has a proven track-record of securing and protecting drill-bits and similar machinery components to customers in Russia.

During the spring Nefab got in contact with VBM, one of the world leaders of drill bits. VBM was founded in 1948 and is currently the largest and the most advanced Russian manufacturer of roller cone bits and PDC bits. At present they manufacture more than 1,000 conventional types and sizes of roller cone bits for the oil and gas industry. VBM are present in more than 40 countries in Asia, the Middle and Far East, North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Australia.

Current Situation
VBM was using laminated corrugated boxes that caused them a lot of trouble. First, the corrugated boxes are not moisture resistant, so they can't be transported by sea. Second, the corrugated boxes do not have sufficient strength to pack heavy drill bits. Third, the packing process was not working efficiently enough.

The Solution
Together with Nefab China, a solution was designed and presented to the customer. It is based on ExPak P, with an additional inner bottom with handles, internal fixator and print. The first batch has been delivered with good results.

VBM got a good looking and convenient packaging. It's a durable solution, and suitable even for heavy bits. Assembling and packing are very quick and easy. Finally, new packaging can be transported by sea without damage to the bits inside.