A global manufacturer in aerospace, defence and power
A global manufacturer in aerospace, defence and power with a presence in 16 countries
Shipping a variety of sizes and shapes, our customer required a solution that could protect high value, sensitive test equipment from the rigours of a 6 week sea-freight journey to the USA.
The solution needed to maximise shipping container space and be ready to use in just a few days.
As the equipment was irreplaceable, it was imperative that it arrived without damage.
Macfarlane designed bespoke softwood frame ply cases for durability, with a drop down front for ease of accessibility for loading and unloading. The equipment was bolted in place within the case.
The cases were lined with a woven polypropylene and the equipment vacuum packed in foil bags with silica gel, this provided protection from moisture and rust in the harsh sea freight environment. The addition of Stratocel cushioning ensured high levels of shock absorption, protecting sensitive equipment from the risks associated with impact.
Finally, stencilled messages were added to the outer case to advise handling instructions whilst in transit.
Turned around in just a few days, our solution provided size and shape uniformity. This allowed all the pieces of equipment to fit into a single container with maximum protection, ensuring safe delivery to its final destination.