The vehicle industry is a powerful driving force in the world market of packaging products. The industry accounts for more than 40% of all industrial and transport packaging worldwide. It is a highly globalized industry with advanced development, manufacturing and logistics flows.
The complexity of the vehicle industry requires a wide variety of packaging materials as well as the ability to design customized solutions. Packaging solutions for the industry can be designed as either expendable or returnable packaging, and must always be able to withstand stresses over long distances. Nefab distinguishes itself by being a global company that is well-versed in multi-material design and that can offer complete packaging solutions. Our global platform enables us to provide customers with service at a local level in combination with worldwide coordination. Our mission is to help our customers fulfill their commitments in a safe, convenient and cost-effective manner.
A truck manufacturer was facing problems with their container shipments. The containers contained truck parts and were shipped from Brazil to Venezuela, a transport that entailed several weeks at sea. When arriving at the final destination, the truck parts were often in poor condition. This resulted in high replacement costs and emergency deliveries to ensure consistent flow in the assembly line.
When Nefab was contacted by the manufacturer, a comprehensive evaluation was conducted to initiate the process. Shortly thereafter, Nefab was able to present a complete program of packaging solutions for all the various truck parts. In total, over forty different packaging solutions with varying degrees of complexity were implemented in order to meet the different requirements for every product.
The basis of the packaging program consisted of Nefab ExPak boxes and wooden crates with inner fittings. The project also included packaging instructions for assembly at the final destination. The solutions that Nefab provided resulted in reduced product damages and increased cost savings. The packaging was designed so that the truck manufacturer was better able to utilize the space in the sea container, thereby reducing its transport costs by as much as 50%.
"We were able to reduce the total cost of container transport by sea by as much as 50%.
- says MITESH CHOTAI, VICE PRESIDENT BUSINESS UNIT VEHICLES
These products are examples of packaging solutions designed and developed by Nefab.
Nefab's customers are found at every stage, from major European and Asian car and truck manufacturers to original equipment manufacturers (OEM's) and subcontractors. Nefab's packaging solutions are developed specifically for the customer's supply chain and we design for both incoming flows for internal management and after-sales. Solutions range from disposable containers to reusable packaging. We also have extensive experience of so-called "Knock-down Units" which means that all vehicles are transported in parts for assembly at the factory in another part of the world.
Nefab offers worldwide coordination and service at a local level, which is a basic requirement in the vehicle industry.