| Dejan Filipovic
The company wants to cause less CO2 and save costs with a sustainable packaging concept.
FACC AG has to safely transport thousands of aircraft parts every month. With an export rate of 100 percent, the logistics of the Upper Austrian aviation supplier and the associated packaging are very important in the company. This is where the group comes in and, with its new and sustainable packaging concept, would like to take another step in the direction of “CO2-neutral production”.
Sustainable packaging as a solution
For smaller parts, only packaging and filling material made from recycled cardboard should be used, without the use of plastic. For larger elements and for deliveries overseas, FACC produces bubble wrap from sustainable material itself. This should consist of 40 percent recycled material and 100 percent CO2– be produced neutrally.
When transporting the film, around 25 times less space is required and, according to the group, this means numerous truck trips and around 40 tons of CO per year2 be saved. This means that a lot of expensive air no longer has to be transported across Europe. The film was tested and certified by the group specifically for use in aviation.
Sustainability meets efficiency
“In the best case, more sustainability also means more efficiency,” emphasizes FACC CEO Robert Machtlinger and adds: “Through the measures we have taken, we have not only minimized our ecological footprint, but also saved costs”.
By improving the processes at the newly erected ergonomic packing table, the packaging effort could also be reduced by half.
By 2040, the entire production of FACC CO2 become neutral.