Small changes can have a major impact
An area that is constantly at the forefront of their thinking right now is sustainability.
Throughout the company, they are hugely aware that lots of small changes can ultimately have a major positive impact on their external environment. They have investigated (and are continuing to do so) many ways to improve their daily processes and one area they made a point of specifically looking at was how they transport their products, in this instance their Skoots moving systems.
Their Skoots moving system has almost always been despatched on standard wooden pallets which, although more environmentally friendly than plastic, they felt could still be improved further. As a consequence, they decided to team up with PALLITE™ a specialist in the design and manufacture of strong, clean and recyclable paper pallets."
We met up with the BIL Group team at their head office where we assessed their transportation requirements, a commitment to safe handling of products, no reduction in quality or customer service.
Initial concerns about using paper pallets were quickly quashed when they gained a full understanding of the manufacturing process and quality control systems and saw just what our pallets and shipping crates can handle. Much like ourselves, the BIL group pride themselves on these principles and the message of sustainability was also a key driving force to forming our ongoing relationship.
We collaborated with the BIL Group on a unique design for the Skoots which now includes a base pallet with location holes to keep the Skoots positioned correctly, along with a shipping crate wall and lid to protect the Skoots when in transit. So overall, not just a straight swap in packaging, but a much improved bespoke design with a professional finish.
PALLITE™'s packaging is 100% recyclable which was one of the main factors in the BIL Group considering using the product.
Across 2016 data, shows that over 40 million wooden pallets were manufactured in the UK which used more than 680,000 tonnes of virgin timber. To image that better – it’s a forest around 17 times larger than the city of London!
By using PALLITE™ just the Skoots product alone, the BIL Group are contributing to a much more sustainable future.
For more information on Skoots Moving Systems, visit www.bilhandling.co.uk
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