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 locks in the front sides which could easily be opened and closed. 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 5 different sizes were designed and a total of 8 new tools produced, introducing one tool per month.
The collapsible box has a height of only 27.5 mm when folded. More than 11,000 empty boxes fit onto a truck. Its locks have been very positively received in the market with everyone involved in the supply chain appreciating their function. The world’s flattest fruit and vegetable folding box with a patented quick lock - a WALTHER product with a circulation of now more than 5 million boxes.