An aerospace industry client had a large crate in which the product was kept under dry ice. When the ice melted, it damaged the interior of the crate. The result was that an expensive crate could only be used for one to two shipping cycles.
Since the crate had large dimensions, we proposed a steel frame crate with plywood panels and a plastic interior. Though steel is a more expensive material, it can support heavy weights and also has a higher life expectancy. Our design also featured plywood panels, ensuring that the cost of the crate would not exceed the client’s budget.
Although the cost to manufacture a steel-framed crate was higher, the crate was ultimately more durable and easier to maintain. The client was able to use this shipping crate for five cycles, increasing the crate’s overall value.