Over the years, Antalis Packaging has supplied an extensive range of packaging products and bespoke solutions, as well as ongoing advice, operational support and product innovation.
When they commenced the migration of its service repair business from Warrington in the UK to a new facility in Budapest, Antalis Packaging established a dedicated supply network in Hungary to ensure consistency and product availability for both its domestic and overseas repair centres.
Antalis Packaging currently supplies around 150 different product lines and ranges for its UK and Hungary operations, with approximately 50% of them comprising bespoke packaging solutions that are stored locally in the two countries to ensure constant supply.
The Antalis Packaging team constantly reviews the protective packaging products and processes at the company to ensure its customer is using the most cost-efficient, environmentally friendly and effective products they can.
Recently, the company was looking for a new protective carton they could use to return the repaired hard disk drive (HDD) units back to the customer. Their current packaging consisted of a basic die-cut cardboard box which required three internal foam fillers to protect the product. This carton, together with the void-fill foam was not only expensive and time-consuming to construct, it also resulted in a good deal of waste material. The company was, therefore looking for an alternative that would be quicker and easier to assemble, lower cost, as well as provide high levels of protection while reflecting the premium quality of their service.
Antalis Packaging provided a selection of design options for new retention packaging and provided sample products for the company to assess. Once a shortlist of preferred options were selected, the packages were put through a series of intensive drop and force tests to ensure no damage would be sustained by the product or any of its component parts.
The product chosen included a retention insert with an outer die-cut carton. Finally, Antalis made sure it met all industry guidelines, achieving HP approved status for packaging products, the highest industry standard.