Developing Bespoke Solutions

Mailway is often approached to help develop bespoke solutions for special packaging requests, providing innovative packaging solutions that meet logistical challenges and budgetary pressures.

The Idea

One example of this is when Mailway Packaging Solutions worked with Arc International, the international glass manufacturer, and was commissioned to pack 6million Coca Cola glasses in purpose made triple sleeves for a nationwide McDonald’s in-store promotion.

The Challenge

The Mailway team realised the moment they saw how the glasses were meant to be packed that there was no way the job could be done within the parameters of the budget put forward by McDonalds, so finalising a cost-effective solution was vital.

The Solution

Developing a bespoke semi-automated packing line made the project financially viable, so Mailway revised the sleeve design so that instead of lock-in fixing, which would have required manual assembly, the sleeves were glued together automatically – a solution that led to a reduction in line staffing as well as increased running speeds.

Unlike some, the Mailway team didn’t throw their hands in the air and declare the job impossible. Instead they looked at ways of reducing the per unit cost in order to ensure they won the business.
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