Global engineering, regional manufacturing and local service support
The customer, a well-established player in the energy market, decided to relocate manufacturing of semi-finished products in Europe to low-cost countries in Asia. Nefab was contacted in order to quickly design the new inbound packaging solutions.
Nefab's and the customer's global engineering teams worked around the clock to deliver concepts and prototypes according to strict predefined requirements. They needed to design the best solution from a logistics and cost optimization stand point.
"Nefab's production facilities worldwide provided the regional support needed to deliver the products. Our engineers conducted both a cost and test analysis to verify each solution for the customer. The new designs based on one-way and returnable packaging performed ideally."
- Rui Garrido
- Executive Vice President, Industry
Time was short which meant that there was no room for failure or second tries. The sweet spot between packaging cost and quality was a big challenge since there were clear and unqestionable demands regarding the handling of components in the final assembly plants. The parts needed to be in the exact position for minimizing handling time and storage space in the production line. Adding more complexity to the project, the engineers had to consider regional availability of raw materials for packaging manufacturing.
Nefab supported the project's deployment stage by setting fully dedicated packing operations nearby or on site at our customer's factories. This was key to success. Having a partner that designed globally and manufactured regionally was of great importance.