Schoeller Allibert, the European market leader in the production of recyclable, reusable and returnable plastic packaging solutions, has launched a new and upgraded version of its industry leading Maxinest® container for the food processing and grocery retail markets in the UK.
Maxinest Evo® sets a new standard in the fast-moving and increasingly important grocery and e-commerce retail sectors, where efficiency and sustainability are of paramount importance.
Jon Walkington, Retail and System Integrator Sales Director at Schoeller Allibert UK, commented: “Maxinest Evo represents the evolution of the original Maxinest range of products which, after facilitating hundreds of millions of journeys since their mass-adoption in the 1990s, remains the standard on which food and grocery retail supply chains operate today.
“During the past 30 years, numerous companies have tried to replicate the original Maxinest container, resulting in a range of ‘copy-cat’ products boasting a lower price point but with typically short-lived performance. With a combination of input from the world’s leading injection moulding technology companies and Schoeller Allibert’s unique plastic engineering know-how, the Maxinest Evo range of products has been born.”
Produced for retailers operating in a new era of e-commerce and supply chain complexity brought about by Covid-19, Maxinest Evo is the ideal solution for in-store display, home delivery, click & collect and intra-logistics.
The new Maxinest Evo has been comprehensively tested to show best-in-class strength and dimensional performance compared to competitor products, ensuring it can withstand the rigours of the modern global supply chain.
In addition, the enhanced range includes extra ventilation, without compromising structural integrity, for better food preservation during transit. Food quality and freshness is maintained through the supply chain, reducing costs associated with spoilage and waste.
With in-house European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) approved recycling sites, Maxinest Evo is manufactured from EFSA food-approved PP material, guaranteeing safety in the food supply chain. The manufacturing process also upholds Schoeller Allibert’s commitment to creating a circular economy.
Jon added: “We developed Maxinest Evo in response to increasing calls from customers to optimise efficiency, whilst also ensuring the product is more environmentally friendly to drive down waste and cost through the supply chain. No similar product can provide the strength, durability, length of service and sustainability, at the same price point, as that of Maxinest Evo.
“These totes are high value-add, returnable, reusable and recyclable. Not only are the containers compatible with the existing Maxinest range, but we can process reclaimed material from old or damaged containers and recycle them to manufacture new products, minimising our waste and environmental impact.”
The development of Maxinest Evo comes as a result of a multi-million-pound investment in next-generation moulding and manufacturing technology by Schoeller Allibert at its Winsford site. The company has implemented a production line capable of twice the output of others, significantly reducing lead times for customers and increasing speed to market.
To find out more about the latest innovations in RTP from Schoeller Allibert, please visit www.schoellerallibert.com/uk
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