Nefab RePak is a durable and easy-to-handle returnable packaging system. Constructed of plywood and steel, the containers are designed to withstand the rigors of multi-use, and are available in a variety of standard and custom sizes.
The product is collapsible to optimise space in return shipments and storage. General rule of thumb is that the Nefab RePak has a collapsibility ratio of 1/5 that of a standard nailed wood crate.
A returnable packaging system can realise significant cost savings compared to a one-way solution . Nefab RePak options are highly cost-effective if your material flow is reasonably large and you have few distribution points.
Benefits of returnable plywood containers:
- Easy to assemble
- Delivered collapsed so units are easy to stack and store
- Provides excellent product protection
- Low weight vs. standard nailed wood products
- Long lifespan, very strong
- Ideal for returnable packaging pools
- Can be returned as one unit
- Custom dimensions and features available (handles, gates, surface treatment etc.)
- Meet international phytosanitary regulations for export-compliant wood packaging
Nefab's staff uses a software system called RECO , which can formulate optimal packaging solutions for freight savings, the number of containers needed in their respective flows, and overall cost savings for moving to a returnable packaging solution vs. using one-ways for domestic or local distribution.
Types of returnable containers:
Nefab RePak P
Durable and flexible pallet collar system with four or six galvanized steel hinges. Available in standard and custom sizes with various options.
Nefab RePak T
Returnable steel and sheet material. Packaging solution consisting of three parts: lid, frame and a fixed base attached to a pallet. It is highly recommended for heavy or bulky goods and its major advantage is its ability to collapse within itself.
Nefab RePak L
Similar to RePak T, RePak L is a returnable steel and sheet material packaging solution with six hinges. However, RePak L has the option to be returned stacked without any pallet attached to it to reduce the collapsibility ratio even further. Under regular operating conditions, a single Nefab RePak L can replace more than fifty expendable packaging products.