How PolyFlex Can Help Members of the Automotive Industry Reduce Damage During Transit

At PolyFlex Products, we’re constantly working with our clients to find ways to save them money. Whether we’re providing temporary expendable packaging, long-term reusable containers, OEM parts or anything in between, our aim is to reduce costs and improve product security during shipping. One of the most reliable ways to accomplish this – especially in the automotive industry – is through dunnage that offers vibration dampening.

During truck and rail shipments, automotive parts are often jostled, causing them to “climb” their nesting posts and dislodge from shipping racks. The effects of this movement can range from cosmetic to catastrophic… from minor aesthetic blemishes to complete destruction of the parts being shipped. However, no matter the extent of the damage, the results are the same: a reduction of revenue and an increase in waste, as damaged parts must be repaired or discarded.

In one recent case, PolyFlex Products worked with a major member of the automotive industry to eliminate part damage, reduce labor and yield a total savings of over $500,000. During the project, we developed a boot that fit the frame contour of the bumpers that the company offered. With the vibration dampening qualities offered by the boot’s material, we were able to completely eliminate movement during shipping and, as a result, prevent them from becoming dislodge during shipping.

PolyFlex Products has, since its founding, aimed to provide direct, precision solutions to our customers shipping and transit issues. Manufacturing plastic, urethane, rubber and short-run injection molded dunnage, we have a wealth of experience in tackling problems head on. With a history of optimizing our clients’ material handling solutions, we have become a trusted provider of solutions to a wide range of industries. If you’ve been searching for a company that will work with you to solve problems that are unique to your application, contact us today to get your project started.