Equipment Manufacturing

 

EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING

GT+Plastics works with companies involved in the manufacture of heavy parts & components, and assemblies/subassemblies in the:
  • Appliance
  • Construction Equipment
  • Automotive & Motorized Vehicles
  • Aviation
  • Recreational Vehicles & Equipment
  • Other Industries

Case Study

A global leader in commercial and residential lawn care equipment needed an improved solution for the storage and handling of engine blocks, gearboxes and other sub-assemblies of varying size and weight load, for movement within their operations and warehousing.

1

Current Packaging

A combination of custom-sized wood pallets, along with standard 40×48 plastic pallets.

Wood pallets present handling challenges and short life span (# of uses), and some issues with load applied to pallet.

40×48 plastic pallets not optimally sized, presenting further handling issues.

2

Packaging Solution

GT+Plastics USA designed two custom-sized plastic pallets to address a wide array of customer products.

Pallets utilize steel reinforcement to support challenging point load weight distribution.

3

Benefits / Results

  • Pallet sizes accommodate customer products and plastic eliminates wood splinters & waste.
  • Plastic pallets provide a much lower cost-per-use and longer life span for pallets.
  • Optimized pallet size improved consistency in material handling and safety over prior packaging.
  • 5-year manufacturer’s warranty provides a solution that will continue to perform.