Pooling specialist 2Return launches sustainable SmartBox for rental and pooling in the supply chain

Pooling specialist 2Return launches sustainable SmartBox for rental and pooling in the supply chain

January 23, 2018

SON EN BREUGEL, 15 JANUARY 2018 - 2Return, the rent and pooling specialist of Rotom Europe, launches the SmartBox; a robust foldable plastic box that can be set up and collapsed in a simple way by one person in less than 5 seconds! 2Return rents and pools the box for its clients throughout Europe. The SmartBox is a transportation and storage packaging with great user benefits like; suitable for frequent reuse (and therefore durable) and low reverse transport costs. In addition, the box offers good product protection.

The SmartBox is unique; the pallet, the sleeve and the lid are connected to each other. The box is available in three different sizes: 80x120 cm, 100x120 cm and 60x80 cm. The SmartBox 80x120 cm is fully compatible with the well-known EPAL Gitterbox, which is widely used at suppliers in the automotive industry. At the moment the first boxes have been delivered to customers who supply disposables for manufacturers in the food industry. The box is also frequently used by manufacturers of electronic components as well as in the retail sector. Due to the solid construction the SmartBox is also very suitable for internal transport and storage. The SmartBox can be used repeatedly and replaces the use of one-off cardboard boxes and pallets.

"2Return entered into a partnership with the German company KTP; Kunststoff Palettentechnik GMBH in Bous ", said Toine Domensino, General Manager of 2Return. "2Return has chosen KTP because they are the market leader in the development of reusable packaging items within Europe. Because 2Return stimulates the reuse of logistic packaging items and focusses on supporting companies with many transport movements, KTP's sustainability vision fits perfectly with our ambitions. As 2Return, we stimulate organizations reusing logistic packaging accross Europe supporting and managing implementation processes. The fastest positive effect is realized reusing logistic items across partners in the Supply Chain. We support and guide partners in the efficiency process from baseline measurement to implementation. The SmartBox is the perfect article that fits in the chain distribution. The SmartBox can be used on the basis of a pooling system but can alos be rented for internal use. Everything according to the wishes of the individual chain partner(s). "