OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — March 28, 2018 — ORBIS® Corporation, an international leader in reusable packaging, hosted an open house at its new ORBIShield Innovation Center on March 15 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Automotive manufacturers and suppliers gathered at the new facility to learn how the regional dunnage design and prototyping center will increase collaboration and reduce design time.
Dunnage is often placed within material handling packaging to compartmentalize and protect products when traveling along the supply chain. ORBIShield® is the ORBIS line of dunnage and is custom designed with a variety of foam, sheet, specialty and fabric materials. These materials are available at the ORBIShield Innovation Center for use in custom designs. The center's employees work one on one with customers to create a dunnage system design specific to their needs.
“The Spartanburg area is known as Hub City because of the growing automotive activity. ORBIS chose this location to make part protection more attainable for the region,” said Sean Momsen, market manager, ORBIS Corporation. “Customers can use the center to quickly and directly work through their dunnage vision with our expert design and engineering team. It’s the collaboration process we always wanted.”
When visiting the ORBIShield Innovation Center, customers follow a simple five-step approach with ORBIS dunnage designers and engineers:
Concept: The customer and ORBIS team meet to discuss project details and needs to determine the best approach forward.
Design: Specifications such as materials and dimensions are discussed so the ORBIS team can create a CAD drawing for customer review.
Quotation: Budget and timing estimates discussed.
Prototype: Prototype is created and customers return to the center to see the design firsthand and determine alterations, if needed.
Evolve: Modifications are made quickly — sometimes as fast as 10 to 20 minutes — to provide customers part-protection solutions sooner.
By following these steps, automotive suppliers and manufacturers will have more damage-free parts, resulting in higher consumer satisfaction and less waste. And by having a design and prototyping center in South Carolina, Hub City has a reliable source for custom dunnage.
to learn more. If you are attending MODEX, April 9-12 in Atlanta, visit ORBIS at Booth B3735.
About ORBIS Corporation
With more than 160 years of material handling expertise and 50 years of plastics innovations, ORBIS consists of a portfolio of businesses that meet the material handling needs of companies across many industries. ORBIS helps world-class customers move their product faster, safer and more cost-effectively. Using a proven approach, ORBIS experts analyze customers’ systems, design a solution and execute a reusable packaging program for longer-term cost savings and sustainability. Using life-cycle assessments to compare reusable and single-use packaging, ORBIS also helps customers reduce their overall environmental impact. ORBIS is a part of Menasha Corporation, one of the oldest family-owned manufacturers in the United States. As a steward of sustainability, ORBIS is committed to a better world for future generations. ORBIS tracks and measures its own resource utilization to continuously conserve natural resources and reduce waste. For more information, please visit www.orbiscorporation.com