In the shipping world, maximizing space is paramount. Businesses are constantly looking for ways to minimize costs to maximize returns. This plays a role not only in the cost of the product being shipped, but also in storage costs once it arrives at its destination.
Traditional corrugated boxes have been on the market for decades. They have become sturdier over time, but oddly enough, sizes remain universally constant. Let’s say you have a product that measures 300mm x 210mm x 180mm. A standard medium sized box is 305mm x 215mm x 165mm. This box is clearly too small for this product, but the next box is 305mm x 215mm x 225mm. Your product is too big for the first box, but leaves quite a bit of space in the second box. As a customer, you then have to pay for about 45 mm more space than you need, and millimeters across multiple boxes and shipments are not cheap.
Best box it (BBI) is an Italy-based manufacturer of packaging machines with an obsessive concern for millimeters. The company’s modular systems are tailored to your specific needs, producing ultra-customized boxes for absolutely any product. With the BBI system, you select the corrugated board feeder and dimensions, the engine that fits your needs (BBI 500 = 500 boxes per hour; BBI 1,000 = 1,000 boxes per hour). solution at home.
The World trade magazine team witnessed this with their own eyes at the last ProMat trade show in Chicago. Our pop-up boxes were accidentally thrown away and BBI came to the rescue and made us a custom-designed box in less than a minute!
Standard, truck or container shipping is approximately 40% product and 60% air. With BBI, the amount of air in the truck drops to just 20%, making room for 40% more products. Multiply that over several boxes, trucks and containers and the savings are considerable. But perhaps the best feature of BBI is the modularity of their systems. Need 600 boxes a day? Go for the basic starter configuration with manual build-up and filling. Did you have an increase in demand (congratulations!) and now have to ship 15,000 boxes per day? No problem, upgrade your existing system by adding robot mounting and automatic filling. In short, BBI modularity means that you not only get customized boxes, but also a customized packaging solution.
Less air, smarter millimeters and a packaging system adapted to your warehouse logistics. That’s the BBI Promise!~
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