Vegetable seed industry leaders Bejo and ALPAL
Bejo is one of the world’s largest privately-owned vegetable seed companies based in the Netherlands. Storage and logistics must run optimally to ensure sustainability, and Bejo was frustrated with the problems they were experiencing with traditional packaging products. Treatment and contamination of wooden pallets was time-consuming and a risk for their products, while cardboard was in short supply and becoming more expensive.
Bejo recognised the clear benefits of ALPAL, appreciating its revolutionary durability, hygiene and improved stacking capacity and safety.
Deciding to replace all disposable, expensive and unreliable packaging and storage products with ALPAL, Bejo is implementing ALPAL in all its factories and transport in a phased rollout.
Starting by shipping ALPALs between New Zealand, Australia and Europe, there are now over 30 000 ALPALs regularly filled in various locations including the USA, New Zealand, Australia and France. Once filled they are shipped to the Netherlands for processing. When the ALPALs are emptied they are returned by sea to the growers in various supply locations.
Reduced time: Due to the 60 second assembling and collapsing time, ALPAL has helped Bejo create higher output and profit margins.
Reduced product loss: Less product loss through improved product hygiene, durability and reliability.
Reduced risk of injury or damage: ALPAL has improved stack stability and eliminated packaging failure.
Increased profit: ALPAL has increased payload weight and optimised capacity.
Space and process optimisation: ALPALs ability to stack 8 high safely creates a huge advantage over cardboard corrugated boxes which can only stack 3 high and are prone to damage and instability.
Substantial saving: ALPALs ability to collapse to 1/6 of its size equates to extremely efficient return transport.