Summary: Honda Motor Company of North America sought a specialized, expendable packaging solution for shipping engine motor castings to the far east. These castings are integral components for cars that utilize 4 to 6 cylinder engines, such as the Accord, Acura, and Mini Vans. Elsons International designed a comprehensive packaging system made from laminated corrugated material, fitted with die-cut sections and partitions to hold a minimum of 30 castings per metal rack. The packaging also included plastic barrier material to protect against rust during ocean shipments. This successful partnership has led to Elsons International becoming an approved supplier for Honda’s Tier one suppliers, extending their business reach.
Industry: Automotive, Shipping, Packaging
Category: Expendable Packaging Design & Supply
Processes: Laminated Corrugated Packaging Design, Partition Integration, Plastic Barrier Material Usage
Honda Motor Company of North America required a sophisticated expendable packaging solution for shipping engine motor castings overseas. These castings were destined for models like the Accord, Acura, and Mini Vans that use 4 to 6 cylinder engines. The challenge was not just to design a packaging system, but to do so while accommodating a minimum of 30 castings per rack. The packaging also had to include features that would protect the castings from rust due to ocean shipments.
Elsons International employed their comprehensive expertise in corrugated packaging solutions to address Honda’s specific needs. They designed packaging made of laminated corrugated material that included features to securely hold the engine motor castings. This design included partitions to ensure the castings would not come into contact with each other and potentially compromise the finish. In addition, Elsons International incorporated plastic barrier material into the packaging to protect against rust, considering the castings were going to be shipped overseas.
By delivering this specialized, end-to-end packaging solution, Elsons International allowed Honda to safely and efficiently ship their engine motor castings overseas, fully protecting them from rust and other potential damages.
The customized packaging solution from Elsons International met Honda’s requirement to securely package a minimum of 30 castings per metal rack for overseas shipping. This success led to Elsons International becoming an approved supplier for corrugated plastic returnable packaging to Honda’s Tier one suppliers, opening up new avenues of business for the company.