Global packaging cost reduction. Multi operational sites across all key Regions. Strategic technical development and specification harmonisation applied to all packaging categories. Categories included sacks – paper and PE, corrugated, technical films and bags, pallets etc.. Supplier evaluation and consolidation.
Redesign global packaging to overcome damage issues and quality weaknesses, in part created by the large number of China suppliers and manufacturing sites then being used. We developed Kenwood Group International Packaging Standards / Test Procedures / a CAD based Specification System. We redesigned packaging around modular sets of internal pulp mouldings and gift styled litho printed corrugated carton structures.
New England Seafood is a major supplier of fresh and frozen premium sustainable fish and seafood in the UK and one of the largest importers of fresh tuna. Customers are the UK’s leading supermarkets including Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, as well as smaller retail outlets, restaurant chains, food service markets and wholesale sectors nationwide. For this company, TPG has developed innovative packaging for a series of products / markets, taking ideas from concept stage through to prototyping, supplier sourcing, costs and the related packaging systems.
Lafarge – the world’s largest cement producer, asked TPG to create a new packaging concept for its Mastercrete cement. This involved research, ideas, refinement, pilot and implementation of a new PE valved carry handled ‘dumpy bag’ for 12.5kg fill capacity. The new packaging is another first for Lafarge. Watch video
The largest health care company in the world employed TPG to reduce its global corrugated costs via a Technical Levers Programme. Spread over four global regions and fifty-four factories, we reduced direct costs by an eight digit $ sum and implemented the changes within twelve months. We used our PAKSIS software to identify the potentials and the consolidation direction.
Starbucks – a two fold programme; implement a packaging waste reduction approach at store level and secondly, develop packaging innovation solutions for fresh bakery products.
For Drift Innovation, we developed award winning packaging for their action cameras, Ghost – S and Stealth 2. Very clever packaging and communication - achieved the German Red Dot Award 2012.
Bowers & Wilkins trusted in TPG’s packaging design skills to develop packaging for their most expensive product range yet. They did not want to rely on their packaging suppliers; they wanted fresh solutions, a fresh approach, packaging innovation - which is what they got. We took this development from concept to CAD prototyping to implementation. The new 800 Series Diamond speakers were launched in 2015. Watch unpack video
This project involved the refinement and cost reduction of Abel & Cole’s widely used returnable customer packaging. The detail and profile of each box was changed to optimise die cut sheet laydown – the target being to reduce converter waste and its associated cost. Box top flaps were changed to a two up interlocking wave design. Similarly, the internal diagonal fitments were redesigned around the wave profile which allowed two fitments to be produced from the original one up, one fitment blank. That’s a 50% saving!
Freshtime produces value added, ready to eat vegetable & salad products for the leading supermarkets. This project was geared to reducing Freshtime’s packaging costs at all levels – formings / flexibles / cartons / trays / corrugated / labels etc whilst maintaining sourcing and supply flexibility and quality. A five month turnaround programme.
GeoPost France is the largest courier business in Europe, operating DPD, SEUR, Chronopost, Intelink Express, Yurtici Kargo etc. TPG has undertaken two large projects for this group – the first to standardise all packaging and packaging suppliers across Europe with the aim to reduce complexity and cost. We developed a group wide Packaging Manual. The second programme, to introduce Co2 measurement and carbon neutral status across all packaging materials and their related conversion processes.
For Vitamins Direct we rationalised their entire tablet container range and introduced coordinated house HDPE jars with CRC closures.
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