Since making the switch to reusable strapping, ARB Regency Park has seen a reduction in plastic waste, increased operational efficiency, cost reductions and improved safety.
Velcro Logistrap is reusable, so ARB avoids around 240 kilograms of plastic strapping waste each month, or almost 3,000 kilograms each year.
It now takes two minutes to strap a pallet with the Logistrap, as opposed to five minutes with traditional strapping, generating a time saving of 40%.
“When you’re picking orders for 50 pallets a day, that’s quite a time reduction, and it means we can focus on other tasks or pick up new projects in this time.” —Adrian Coles.
Velcro Logistrap is more cost-effective than traditional plastic strapping. Since using the new strap, the team has seen a cost reduction of 30%, and as the new strap is reusable, it doesn’t need to be regularly re-ordered.
The Logistrap is hand-tensioned, so accessories like seals and tools are not needed, thereby achieving further cost savings.
With a metal buckle for added strength, the Velcro Logistrap has improved health and safety through its usability. Everyone in the ARB team can use it to the same ability and the results don’t differ per pallet.
“I could train someone in the office to strap a pallet with the Logistrap very quickly; we wouldn’t be able to do this when we were using the plastic strapping. We also don’t need to bend down as much; the improved ergonomics means we work smarter, not harder.” —Nathan Brown, ARB Regency Park Warehouse Supervisor.
ARB warehouse and distribution sites around Australia are adopting the Velcro Logistrap method with an aim to cut down plastic waste, improve efficiency, and reduce safety risks.
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