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ORBIS’ new plastic reusable 1,200mm x 800mm GitterPak™ is designed for rightsizing parts in assembly operations

Foldable large containers hold up to 900kg and are an ideal alternative to metal bins

ORBIS® Corporation, an international manufacturer of sustainable reusable packaging and an expert in supply chain optimisation, is launching a new foldable container (FLC) for use in the European market. Designed to European dimensions and produced in Europe, the 1,200mm x 800mm GitterPak™ holds up to 900kg and is a reliable substitute for metal gitterboxes. As part of the ORBIS line of FLCs, the GitterPak (Model HDB1208) offers logistics advantages, warehouse cost-savings and an environmentally friendly alternative to steel tubs, wood pallets and crates.

The GitterPak stacks securely when full and folds when empty for return trips, allowing for more containers per truck when compared with fixed-wall gitterboxes. With its all-plastic design, it features a tare weight less than metal bins, so trucks will efficiently cube out before weighing out because of heavy packaging.

Its 1,200mm x 800mm x 960mm footprint makes it ideal for sequencing parts, as well as right-sizing part shipments for line-side assembly and work-in-process operations. The HDB BulkPak system was designed to better protect and transport parts in global automotive and industrial applications by eliminating the need for steel stillages, Gitterboxes or wooden crates commonly found in 3-tier packaging systems.

The innovative three-runner base design allows the GitterPak to fit into current supported racking systems or automation systems that are currently standardized on the 1,200 x 800 footprint. The runner’s double-wall construction was designed to withstand impact from fork trucks, while its two-snap engagement ensures secure runner-to-base connection.

The GitterPak is engineered as a strong and durable container for heavy weight loads requiring increased packaging protection, while optimizing pack density. This advanced FLC is structural-foam moulded in high-density polyethylene (HDPE), designed for durability, product protection and a long service life. Up to four large access doors are available for easy loading and unloading, and efficient access of parts at the line. The GitterPak offers multiple identification options to meet customers’ specific material handling and supply chain needs. Additionally, it can be fully recycled at the end of its service life, making it an environmentally friendly packaging option.

Additional GitterPak benefits include:

  • Featuring a best-in-class 900 kg weight capacity designed to replace steel Gitterboxes
  • Excellent interior access and greater ergonomics for operator safety, with large access doors available on up to four sides
  • Reliable part quality and plant cleanliness, with all-plastic material that is easy to clean, won’t rust and prevents metal-on-metal part damage
  • Attractive ROI, with lower total cost of ownership
  • Multiple identification options to visually manage inventory
  • Ship more of your product per return truckload by offering a lighter tare weight and heavy-duty collapsible design — ship 272 collapsed GitterPaks versus 78 noncollapsible metal bins
  • Strong handling performance, with a double-wall, three-runner base that is fully repairable

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About ORBIS Europe
ORBIS helps European companies move their product faster, safer and more cost-effectively. ORBIS’ goal is to reduce waste in the supply chain, in terms of time, labor and material. Using a proven approach, ORBIS assesses customers’ systems, designs a solution and executes a reusable packaging program for long-term cost savings and environmental sustainability. In Europe, ORBIS has sales and service locations in the UK, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Belgium and The Netherlands. ORBIS has more than 40 global locations in North America, Europe and Asia, and is a subsidiary of family-owned Menasha Corporation, founded in 1849.

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