Leading equipment pooling solutions provider, LOSCAM, is introducing its best-in-class foldable produce crate series to the New Zealand market after extensive market input.
Following the timely introduction of Loscam’s wooden pallet pool and the extremely receptive reaction from the market, Loscam has now turned its attention to the very important produce sector and the equipment used to move fruit and vegetables through the supply chain.
Loscam’s Active Lock Foldable RPC (returnable plastic crate) is the industry’s proven best-in-class crate, having been put through its paces by leading retailers, pack houses and growers in Europe and the USA. Loscam’s crate design and production partner, Polymer Logistics, introduced the unique Active Lock crate to the global produce sector responding to the needs of the market for improved efficiency in transport, enhanced product protection and improved staff ergonomics through the effortless folding and collapsing mechanism.
“Both Loscam and Polymer understand the user issues experienced with foldable crates currently on the market. High damage rates and excessive force used by staff to collapse the crates are problematic. Also the reliance on the current nestable crates in New Zealand and the inefficiencies this causes in transport and in load unitisation have created an opportunity for the Loscam crate to reduce costs and improve handling” said David Edwards, Loscam’s Group Head of Business Development.
The introduction of the foldable crate will add to Loscam’s growing suite of solutions in New Zealand, including its popular Trans Tasman pallet transfer system and 4 way entry wooden pallet.
LOSCAM New Zealand’s Business Manager, Nick Trask, says “It’s always great to deliver Loscam customers with innovative new product offerings which are truly best-in-class. It’s also pleasing when the solution helps alleviate entrenched supply chain problems improving the way product is moved, stored and protected in a cost effective, safe and environmentally sound way.”