Our client has focused its strength in agricultural mechanization to build a world class tractor company in India. With its long involvement and in depth understanding of Indian Agricultural Industry, our client’s mission is to develop, manufacture and market Quality products that the world admires. Emerging as a component and sub assemblies for its other subsidiaries worldwide, our client has recently set up an Axle plant with an investment of 300 crores to manufacture front and back axles for its manufacturing plants in USA, Italy & Brazil. .
The client was looking for a service provider who can provide a reliable efficient & cost effective transport packaging solution for axles. The one way packaging traditionally being used was turning out to be expensive and also had concerns related to environment & disposals at the other end.
Methodology & Solution
HoliSol worked with the client to implement a cost effective Returnable packaging solution using specially designed steel racks. The empty racks are going to be re-imported and re-circulated , thus bringing down the packaging cost significantly as compared to a one way packaging solution. HoliSol closely liaised with the custom authorities at both ends to design & implement a thorough documentation process ensuring duty free imports of the steel racks at both ends.
Corrosion prevention was another area to watch out for taking into account the long transit time on sea. HoliSol came up with a complete VCI solution using a combination of surface treatment with VCI oil and covering all machines components with VCI paper & film. The whole Axle assembly is then being sealed into a VCI bag to ensure corrosion free transit.
The steel racks with 3 axles each are being shipped in 1+1 high configuration ensuring optimum utilization of the container capacity. A ratchet based lashing system is being used to properly secure and restrain the load to avoid any movement /damage in transit.
Benefits and Results
- Safe and secure Transportation: No Transit Damage
- Cost Savings: 40 % cheaper than standard one way wooden packaging
- Corrosion Free: Effective VCI system
- Seamless multimodal transportation loop management