After trying other plastic pallets, soft drink producer values the durability of the Ultra Pallet®
Replicating the successes of PTM outside Mexico has motivated the company to adapt to the specific requirements of Mexican customers in order to introduce the revolutionary Ultra Pallet® at home.
Because of the advantages it offers in daily operations, in 2013 Coca-Cola FEMSA (KOF) Mexico decided to migrate to the Ultra Pallet®. Coca-Cola FEMSA operates with a total of 550,000 pallets, of which approximately 76,000 have been replaced by the Ultra Pallet®.
An important part of the evolution of PTM´s pallet was in response to KOF Mexico’s need for increased impact resistance resulting from their supply chain operations. The Ultra Pallet® demonstrated improved impact resistance through extensive industry drop testing, responding to KOF Mexico’s needs.
“The product that we were using at the time, suffered extensive impact damage due to forklifts under normal use. Pallets would separate into two parts, the top and the base, because they weren’t produced as a single, integral unit,” explained Roberto Quintero, Senior Engineer at Packaging Engineering in Coca-Cola FEMSA.
“Changing to the Ultra Pallet® was obviously the best choice because it fit our needs as an improved product with better impact performance. The foam plastic in its columns increased impact resistance and benefitted our operations.”
Impact resistance, durability, line efficiency and the lowest cost per trip in the industry are just some of the benefits that KOF Mexico received on changing to the Ultra Pallet®.
In addition, the reduction in operating costs was a determining factor for the Mexican company Jugos del Valle in deciding to close a contract with PTM for the delivery of 32,000 pallets.
This agreement implied that Jugos del Valle, a beverage company renowned for its products both nationally and internationally, would stop using wooden pallets, thereby reducing their process costs since the “40×48”Ultra Pallet® provided the characteristics needed for its operations.
The attributes of the Ultra Pallet® make it the best possible packaging option. It generates significant savings in manufacturing, storage and transportation, and also benefits the environment.
With more than 37 years in the market, PTM, a FEMSA business unit, serves customers in different industries including the food and beverage, automotive, and retail. PTM operates state-of-the-art production facilities for different plastic processing operations: blow molding, injection molding, thermoforming and extrusion.
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