Products do not always fit into the container dimensions which are ideal for the logistic processes. An automotive supplier made exactly this experience: the 500 mm long rear lights were too long for the ISO module dimensions used. And standing upright, they protruded the 320 mm high foldable KLTs. Disposable packaging was not an option, and neither was the introduction of a separate container for the rear lights.
The solution was the development of a new support frame for the large foldable KLTs, measuring 600 x 400 mm, large numbers of which were already in circulation.
This increased the internal dimension to 510 mm. Today, a container consisting of foldable box and support frame transports 12 rear lights and can be reduced to 30% of its full volume for the return transport.
The next logical step, the folding frame, was also transferred to the folding box with the basic dimensions 800 x 600 mm, achieving a volume of more than 340 l with a usable internal height of approx. 840 mm.