Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Stack/nest containers save on storage

When Bourne Stir Fry, part of Geest Group, wanted to upgrade its vegetable processing line, materials handling company Allibert Buckhorn was the natural choice. Bourne, which produces packets of stir fry mix for five of the UK’s leading retailers, wanted to replace existing Allibert Buckhorn containers being used to process stir fry ingredients and source new ones to collect floor waste generated during the production process.

The company is now using Allibert Buckhorn stack/nest containers. Measuring 600mm x 400mm x 300mm, the containers are used throughout the production process from the moment the raw ingredients are chopped up until the point at which they are put into individual packs for resale. When the containers are not in use, their nesting capability provides Bourne Stir Fry with a 70% saving in storage space over non-nesting alternatives.

Allibert Buckhorn is also providing Bourne Stir Fry with its 1,200mm x 1,000mm bulk boxes to collect vegetable waste generated as the ingredients are chopped, mixed and weighed.

Allibert Buckhorn is one of several racking and shelving specialists exhibiting at Logistics Link 2005, being held at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey on February 1 and 2, 2005. Contact Richard Milbourn on 020 8661 1160,

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