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SUSTAINABLE STEEL ENGINEERED RACKING MULTI-TRIP PALLET BOX S


ince US-based automotive logistics specialist CFR Rinkens switched from


wooden racking to fully certified, steel engineered and sustainable R-Raks to move cars in containers its business has effectively doubled and plans are underway to expand its export operations on the East Coast. Thanks to the versatile, reusable racking system from Trans-Rak the company has been able to increase loading of vehicles into containers by 33%. The R-Raks have substantially reduced loading times, virtually eliminated damage and driven down overall freight costs, says managing member Christoph Seitz.


As a result CFR has secured several prestigious contracts; the company formed a Joint Venture with global logistics provider APL Logistics in May this year to transport used cars in containers (primarily in 53ft rail containers) in the US, Canada and Mexico and expects to move over 40,000 cars domestically by the end of 2016. It has renewed a contract with Tesla Motors, confirming CFR as the manufacturer’s premier shipper of thousands of its export models until the end of 2017. Customers include The Pasha Group for


Goplasticpallets.com has introduced a multi-trip pallet box to its plastic pallet range. The Trip Box offers all the benefits of a traditional sleeve pack system plus improved strength and excellent performance in racking. Comprising a durable plastic pallet


whom the company has shipped 1200 new cars for Chrysler and Honda via containers from California to Hawaii. “Moving away from wooden racks clearly served as a powerful boost to CFR Rinkens’ business, enabling them to optimise loads, protect valuable classic cars and luxury marques and deliver them in perfect condition to discerning customers within the US and on a global basis,” says Paul Donaldson, MD Trans- Rak International. “Wooden racks are expensive in the long-run and have a much greater negative impact on the environment. They can only be used once and then dismantled and disposed of. In


Steel racking can be reused multiple times over several years and has less impact on the environment


base, sturdy but lightweight plastic sleeve and plastic lid, the Trip Box is injection moulded, making it exceptionally strong and robust and suitable for storage in racking systems. Accordingly the Trip Box can be used repeatedly across multiple trips to and from the warehouse. Quick and easy to assemble and disassemble in minutes, the plastic sleeve slots into a groove around the pallet edge and the lid locates easily onto the top of the sleeve.


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contrast, our steel racking can be reused multiple times over several years and has less impact on the environment even taking into consideration manufacturing processes. This makes R-Raks the most sustainable and cost-effective solution for transporting cars in containers.”


CFR Rinkens T: +1 551-227-7200 www.cfrrinkens.com


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