Reusable Automotive Boxes Can Help UK Manufacturing Efficiencies

Effective reusable packaging solutions can boost  manufacturing efficiencies needed to sustain growth in the UK automotive industry, according to Jim Hardisty, Managing Director of


KLT boxes fit both 1200x1000mm and 1200x800mm pallets

Jim notes that March brought a 13th successive month of UK automobile sales increases as reported by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).  While the EU trend is downard, registrations in the UK were up six percent.  In spite of recent gains, however, registrations overall still are 12.1 percent below where they were in 2007, before the financial crisis.

“Highly sophisticated manufacturing environments, like in the automotive industry, benefit from tailor-made systems that are specially designed to complement the production process and minimise delays on the production line,” Jim comments.

“In 2011, we launched our standardised range of KLT storage containers which were designed to satisfy the high demands imposed by automated handling systems. They were developed specifically with car manufacturers in mind, for the storage and distribution of car parts and therefore conform to Europe’s VDA standards for the automotive industry.

“In the last two years we’ve had considerable interest in our KLT containers from the top five car manufacturers but believe that the UK automotive industry as a whole could benefit from our competitive pricing and high quality customer service.”

 Slots and grooves on sides support lifting and gripping technologies

Slots and grooves on sides support lifting and gripping technologies

Offered in five different footprints and with three different lids, the KLT line is a modular family of containers. All the containers have been designed with base ribbing and stacking feet so they can be stacked securely on either a 1200x1000mm UK standard pallet or a 1200x800mm Euro pallet.

Grooves and slots on the sides of the containers support gripping and lifting technology in automated systems and ergonomic handles help operatives moving the containers manually. Smooth internal walls optimise storage volume and built-in label holders allow manufacturers to number or code the containers for easy identification and retrieval during production.

Manufactured in polypropylene (PP), the KLT containers deliver superior strength and rigidity for repeated use. Carbon conductive material (ESD) as well as different colours or with printing options are available for larger orders.

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  1. automotive packaging solution says

    Reusables commonly used in automotive include handheld and bulk containers, racks, pallets, and lids, as well as reusable dunnage or internal packaging designed to facilitate part protection. very informative. Thanks for sharing.

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