AMIDORI optimises the in-company logistics with a stack and nest container system from WERIT. The new packing solution has been proven and should be extended.
Food producers use stack and nest containers
"The plant protein people“ is the self-designation of AMIDORI. With Midori, the young company offers a product on the basis of pure plant-based proteins that serve as bite size alternative to meat substitute food products. The main ingredients are peas and other protein-rich plants of regional origin. Products with more fibrous consistency are produced from this that can be roasted or fried, for example, minced meat or in breaded form, for chicken nuggets. Midori is supplied frozen as basic ingredient or in refined form as convenience meals.
Food safety is guaranteed
The raw materials as well as the finished Midori must be transported within the production halls. AMIDORI wanted to design these intralogistic processes more efficient with a new transport packaging. Christian Wicht, Head of Production, Engineering & IT, described the requirements profile as follows: "We looked for a container system suitable for food products that scores with particular functionality and saves space". WERIT was able to offer a matching packaging solution. The DSB-N series stack and nest containers fulfil the highest hygiene standards and they satisfy the requirements of the International Food Standard (IFS) and British Retail Consortium (BRC). The verification for migration safety was also provided. The smooth inner walls of the plastic packagings are not only easy to clean, they also protect the filled goods. AMIDORI chose a production version with the dimensions 600 x 400 x 200 mm and 32 litre volumes, a closed base and perforated sides.
Up to 65 percent space saving
The empty stack and nest containers DSB-N can be nested in one-another. In this way, you can save a lot of space as the storage volumes of the nested containers are reduced by up to 65 percent. AMIDORI reduces costs for empty transports and storage. In a filled state, the containers can be stacked without the sensitive content being damaged. For this purpose, after rotating by 180 degrees, the boxes are each stacked on top of each other centred precisely on the inner edges. Another benefit is the simple manual handling. The ergonomic handles are safe and comfortable to grasp and when stacking, there is no annoying vacuum effect.
Use also in the deep-freeze warehouse
WERIT manufactures the stack and nest containers from high-quality single-origin and thermoplastic HDPE plastic. As a result, the boxes are exceptionally robust and dimensionally stable in a wide range of temperatures between -40 and +70 degrees Celsius. AMIDORI therefore also uses the containers in the deep-freeze warehouse where inlay bags are used to protect the food products against environmental influences. The plastic packagings are also insensitive to most chemicals, alkalis and acids. These material properties paired with the robust design allow many years of use without damage.
Stack and nest containers are being expanded
AMIDORI has been using the DSB-N stack and nest containers in both production locations Stegaurach, Bavaria, Germany and Wals-Siezenheim, Austria since 2016. "Due to the positive experience, we want to increase the stock", announced Christian Wicht. WERIT will then supply the containers again customised in the special colours complying with the specifications of the AMIDORI Corporate Identity.
The AMIDORI Food Company GmbH & Co. KG is a start-up of the foodstuff industry founded in 2015 with, in the mean time, 100 employees. The headquarters with affiliated production location and test kitchen is located in Stegaurach near to Bamberg, Germany. The inside of the building was completely built up in 2016 and is operationally state-of-the-art. The company has another production location in Austria. The sales of vegetarian food products takes place predominately through wholesale channels in Germany and Scandinavia as well as under their own brand online and in selected supermarkets of EDEKA and REWE. AMIDORI also has a Street Food fleet to increase familiarity and for market research purposes. (www.amidori.com)
The WERIT Kunststoffwerke W. Schneider GmbH & Co. KG with headquarters in Altenkirchen (Germany) stand for innovative products since 1949 – primarily made of plastic. The company employs more than 600 employees at six production facilities and four sales locations throughout Europe. The business fields are divided into industrial packagings, domestic engineering and special products.