Boxes for storage facilities and branches

Handling matters most in retail. Our folding boxes are easy to handle when picking in your warehouse or stocking shelves in your branch, thus ensuring punctuality and speed.

1. Non food distribution boxes for grocery retail

1. Non food distribution boxes for grocery retail

1. Non food distribution boxes for grocery retail

A new distribution box reduced in volume now extends the wide range of WALTHER folding boxes. Its special bottom design makes this box extremely robust and thus suitable for use in automated warehouses.
Having the dimensions 600 x 400 x 285 mm, the box can be folded to a stack height of only 70 mm in empty state. This corresponds to a volume reduction of 75%. A new feature is the reinforced bottom withstanding loads of up to 50 kg and being ideal for fully automated distribution centres. This box has been developed especially with regard to non food distribution.

2. Switch from disposable to reusable transport boxes with multimedia group


2. Switch from disposable to reusable transport boxes with multimedia group

Thanks to WALTHER folding boxes, the largest multimedia and entertainment electronics retailer in France has changed its logistics from a single- to a multiple-use system.
A new distribution centre near Paris allowed a change to branch distribution with reusable transport containers. Top priorities were the avoidance of packaging waste in branches and of transport damages. Further requirements were simple handling with trolleys and scanner controlled goods tracking.
WALTHER Faltsysteme developed a customized despatch tower. Three folding box types with different colours are now used for the various product categories: DVD folding boxes (400 x 300 x 220 mm), book folding boxes (600 x 400 x 220 mm), and folding boxes for technical products (600 x 400 x 320 mm).
A standard size trolley (600 x 400 mm) converts the individually assembled despatch towers to a mobile unit. Customized labelling and barcode fields allow for efficiently managed, flawless logistics between central warehouse and branches.

3. Folding boxes for maximum flexibility with drugstore chain

3. Folding boxes for maximum flexibility with drugstore chain

3. Folding boxes for maximum flexibility with drugstore chain

Having grown rapidly with stack and nest containers and commercial rolling boxes, a large drugstore chain was now in need of a container solution to optimize branch logistics by further cost savings and higher storage and transport efficiency. Special attention was to be paid to better utilization of truck transport volumes, as well as on easy and fast handling of transport containers in the branches. Only two basic container dimensions were to be used and transport boxes to be moved by stacking robots.
WALTHER folding boxes with the dimensions 600 x 400 mm and 800 x 600 mm from our standard range were selected. Hinge and front-side lock adjustments for increased folding speed were quickly implemented. For height variation, folding frames were developed to double the internal height of the collapsible container.
Boxes are now picked branch specifically and stacked automatically in despatch towers on Roll Dollies. Particularly robust covers carrying 250 kg allow for stacking of up to three despatch towers. Thus, truck transport capacity is fully utilized, optimizing transport costs. Empty containers take up minimal space when folded.

4. PET recycling: if nothing else works, try this!

4. PET recycling: if nothing else works, try this!

4. PET recycling: if nothing else works, try this!

CCustomers usually insert their empty PET bottles into the reverse vending machine and the bottles disappear. But where to?
WALTHER Faltsysteme have developed a new foldable plastic container system for collection, temporary storage, and transport of validated deposit containers. A variety of options helps select the correct container design. For easy handling in the branch, pallets are also available with rollers.
For better stacking and intermediate storage, a cover can be placed. Additional handles facilitate operating the ring. Extra locks in the pallet create a safe connection to the attachment ring. The clean condition of the container makes it suitable even for the checkout area, being an asset for the branch.
For more information: PET Pack PDF.

5. The freshest you can get

5. The freshest you can get

5. The freshest you can get

Despite the abundance of folding boxes for the fruit and vegetable market, a customer was still asking for more: the best transport box in the fresh food sector with challenging specific features. The desired folding box was supposed to have the lowest empty level in the market and to have easy-to-handle locks in the front-sides. Finally, the entire pool of over 3 million transport boxes was to be ready for use within 12 months.
The first prototype was ready after 6 weeks. Only 4 weeks later, the first injection mould was put into operation. In this project, containers of 4 different sizes were designed and a total of 8 new tools produced, introducing one tool per month.
The new box has a height of only 27.5 mm in folded state. More than 11,000 empty boxes fit into a truck. Its locks have been very positively received in the market with everyone involved in the supply chain appreciating its function. The world’s flattest fruit and vegetable folding box with patented quick lock - a WALTHER product with a circulation of now more than 5 million copies.

6. Retail pallet: “Düsseldorf plastic pallet”

6. Retail pallet: “Düsseldorf plastic pallet”

6. Retail pallet: “Düsseldorf plastic pallet”

We all know about the problems with the “Düsseldorf wooden pallets”:
too dirty, too twisted, too expensive – considering all logistics costs.
WALTHER offer a plastic pallet (800 x 600 mm) finally meeting the requirements of modern supply chains. With a verified load capacity of 500 kg, an underride width of 570 mm (on the 600 mm side) and a durable, easy to repair runner construction it faces the tough demands of trade and industry logistics.

Features we have always missed with wooden pallets, such as safe stacking of empty containers, securing of containers stacked on the pallet deck, easy cleaning and minimal injury risk, are now available with the WALTHER retail pallet.
Change to plastic if you want to save money – profit from reduced float costs due to higher circulation ratios with the WALTHER retail pallet range.

7. E-commerce: folding boxes for the online business


7. E-commerce: folding boxes for the online business

Efficient logistics of the last mile is becoming increasingly important for food retailers across Europe in the growing online business.
Our customers were looking for a special folding box with a volume content of 32 litres or 42 litres in which the goods purchased on the Internet are delivered to the consumer’s front door. The design was to focus on a robust construction with minimum weight.
We designed a real lightweight with a solid construction which is very fast to fold and unfold, offering enough space for the typical consumer basket of Internet shopping, having a reinforced base and perforated side panels and providing optimal features at all stages in the logistics chain.
Make your online business more effective with WALTHER foldable delivery boxes!

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