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Our Mobile Test Facility went to Pacwolf!

By Jake Kirk • Tuesday 11th June 2019

Last week our Midlands Regional Distribution Centre visited the Pacwolf sites with our Mobile Test Facility, the first of its kind in the UK.

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Pacwolf, part of the C.S Ellis Group, invited our Midlands team onsite for two days, also inviting some of their own customers and suppliers to the event in order to explore the packaging solutions on board the mobile test facility.

The visit was a great success with the Midlands and Pacwolf teams delving into the capabilities of a range of packaging solutions that accommodate efficient pick and pack operations.

The mobile facility has on board a range of packroom equipment, including a low profile pallet wrap machine, Sprick paper systems,  5x5 system, air cushioning and an over-head delivery systems, allowing our Midlands team to find the most effective bespoke solutions for Pacwolf and the other businesses who attended, accommodating their ideal requirements.  

Our Mobile Test Facility was launched in September last year in conjunction with the announcement of our 2019 challenge aimed at reducing our own and our customer’s plastic usage by 120 tonnes. In the last six months, we have saved a united 102 tonnes, keeping the us well on track to exceeding our 2019 target. 

Pacwolf’s waste recycling company, Baker waste, and a local chamber of commerce representative also attended the two day event to see the exciting potential of what’s to come in terms of eco-friendly packaging solutions.  

Managing Partner of our Midlands Regional Distribution Centre, Justin Filby said:

“A fantastic two days were had when we took the Kite Mobile Test Facility to the Pacwolf site. Everyone really embraced the MTF and Pacwolf used it as a platform to impress their customers and suppliers.

Over the two days we visited two of the Pacwolf sites and six of Pacwolf’s customers attended. It really became an active workshop with Kite working with Pacwolf and their clients to develop and design environmentally conscious, protective packaging solutions. It was great to see all parties working together, focussing on developing such environmentally favourable packaging solutions and our customer benefiting from Kite’s unique facility & in house expertise.”