Croxsons’ close relationship with one major supplier sees a total of over 2.4bn bottles being produced from their plants, from two of the largest, cleanest and amongst the most efficient furnaces in the world today.
We also partner with Centres of Excellence for Emhart – the world’s leading supplier of glass inspection technology and famed for their fault-finding technology which improves efficiency through reducing waste.
And we can offer all of our customers extensive on-site filling facilities as required. The logistics benefit of having filling on the same site as the production of glass has huge benefits, not only for efficiency and profitability, but more importantly, for the environment.
Another area of sustainability where we can add great expertise is rightweighting. Whilst lightweighting was a recent popular initiative, the cost savings, process efficiencies and marketing possibilities were often outweighed by a container that compromised the consumer’s experience.
The middle ground is rightweighting – the creation of a packaging where containers are designed lighter, but still retain their efficient qualities.
At Croxsons, we always use rightweighting when developing a new product or renewing a mould set. We work on the basis that by lightweighting the design initially, we will be able to find the rightweight during the design process. Every brand and product has a ‘sweet spot’. It’s our job to find it.