ALPAL revolutionises McCain Foods’ shipping and storing efficiencies

the challenge

ALPAL McCains Case Study - What was the challenge?

McCain Foods needed to improve the shipping efficiency between their 3 facilities, which shipped between 21 000 and 26 000 units of frozen vegetables monthly on costly palletainers. High shipping costs, unstable stacking and average quality packaging was costing McCain time and money.

the solution

ALPAL McCains Case Study - What was the solution?

McCain Foods was quick to see the benefit ALPAL would bring to their business, and took full advantage of the flexible and efficient packaging system to achieve incredible increased efficiencies and savings across 3 main areas: Reduce high shipping costs, alleviate the difficulty of stacking steel and use reliable packaging to save costs and reduce waste.

the results

ALPAL McCains Case Study - What was the result?

Transportation savings of 90% per return leg: Before ALPAL, McCain needed 10 trucks to transport their containers back. Now, with the ALPAL system, only one truck is needed as 240 APALS are fitted in one shipment. 10 trucks cost $16 000 and by APAL reducing the trucks needed by 9, McCain achieved a 90% saving of $14 400 per return shipment.

Improved storage space: ALPAL’s ability to stack up to 8 high and its unique interlocking system saved McCain time and money, by increasing space efficiency and eliminating the frustration of stacking steel containers.

Waste reduction and increased return on bulk packaging spend: After nine years of repeated use less than 2% of the ALPALs have been replaced at McCain, proving its strength and durability.

Increased process efficiency: The APAL helped McCain reduce the time spent assembling and collapsing the ALPAL.

what our client said:

"Before the Alpal we needed 10 trucks to ship back our containers, now we can ship back in 1." - McCain Warehousing Manager.