On the move with quality and style

BillerudKorsnäs substantially reduced costs while strengthening the brand image for a global footwear company. We redesigned the packaging portfolio with a high quality design, making the boxes stand out on the store shelf. At the same time, our brand owner realised savings from both packaging and transports, thus making a significant contribution to the environment.

The great combination of savings, packaging quality and brand image

Are your transport and product packaging solutions working together to be as efficient as possible? Our solutions are customized for your unique packaging supply chain and are designed to lower your total cost, reduce packaging damage during transport and create the impact your brand requires. The use of world-leading corrugated materials ensures you get strong and attractive transport and retail packaging.

Challenge

Our customer is a fast-growing, exclusive and innovative sport shoe producer, with high demands from both American and European end users. The company needed to relaunch its brand image with a new box design made from high quality materials. The box had to withstand the tough transports from Asia, where the customer produces the footwear. The packaging had to be optimised while keeping supply chain and packaging costs under control. In addition, the new box would promote sales better than the old ones.

Solution

Our technical team reviewed the whole value chain in order to achieve improvements. We designed three different innovative boxes, proposed new manufacturing technologies that could improve the durability of the shoe box itself, and introduced new materials with the aim of reducing our customer’s costs.

Result

The customer benefited from exceptional operational savings; TCO cost reduction alone yielded an impressive $1 million in savings just in the first year. The direct savings on the packaging spend were also significant due to the introduction of new production technologies and new processes, which resulted in over 20% direct savings on the overall yearly packaging spend.

Highlights

Direct savingsIndirect savings
Reduced freight costs first year: $1 million Simplicity for OEMs with one point of contact
Direct packaging spend reduction: 20% Improved brand image by exclusive packaging design

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