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:
Durable and flexible pallet collar system with four or six galvanized steel hinges. Available in standard and custom sizes with various options.
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.
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.