FT Technologies - Packaging Case Study - Cullen

FT Technologies

FT Technologies manufactures the world’s toughest wind sensors. They’re manufactured to withstand extreme weather conditions; from -40°C to 85°C and from impactful hailstones to penetrating dust.

After a request from a client to ship sensors individually, rather than in 6 or 12 packs, FT Technologies approached Cullen to create a bespoke solution.

“Cullen engineers and designers were very responsive to our ideas and created packaging that worked for the product. We ship sensors by sea and Cullen took my feedback on designs to include additional protection against water.”

Procurement Manager, FT Technologies

Cullen combined both moulded pulp and corrugate factories to present a packaging solution. The wind sensor is protected by a moulded pulp top and bottom fitment. By including a small amount of wax in the kraft pulp, the fitment becomes water-resistant. The sensor and moulded pulp fitments are encased inside a die-cut corrugate box, printed with FT Technologies branding and message.

As the inner and outer packaging are manufactured at one site, FT Technologies saw a cost-saving over using multiple suppliers. “Now we’ve phased out the old 6 and 12-pack packaging in favour of the new individual sensor packs. The sensor arrives at the installation site in factory condition by having packaging that protects the individual unit which gives us fewer problems.”

FT Technologies Pack with Product

There was a final benefit for FT Technologies when working with Cullen; a positive impact on the environment. “Initially we looked at foam packaging and found some neat solutions but the cost was prohibitive. We started thinking more along the lines of easily recyclable material and, if possible, biodegradable materials, like FSC sources. Cullen were able to provide that for us.”

“Our experience was that Cullen acts fast. Our delivery was on time and delivered on the price we were quoted. All in all, it was a good experience.”

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