FoodGuardians, a division of Smart Containers Group, and packaging company Schoeller Allibert are teaming up to develop an overnight delivery box for food and groceries.
In a statement sent to Post&Parcel today (7 June), Smart Containers said: “The collaboration between FoodGuardians and Schoeller Allibert is aimed at creating an innovative container solution for the online delivery of groceries, which is more environmentally friendly and offers fresher produce to consumers than current market solutions.
“In developing an overnight delivery box for food and groceries, FoodGuardians, whose containers are super lightweight, highly robust, and cost-efficient, will benefit from Schoeller Allibert’s unique experience and expertise in the mass-manufacturing of reusable assets for the food industry.
“FoodGuardians, meanwhile, will extend cooling and data monitoring capabilities in Schoeller Allibert’s existing service offerings, enabling food suppliers to monitor a containers’ performance, the integrity of the products shipped, and ensure a cost-efficient operation.”
Richard Ettl, CEO of Smart Containers Group, said: “We are very excited to announce our collaboration with Schoeller Allibert. Our work together will go a long way in addressing the wasteful, throw-away solutions which currently characterise the online deliveries market – which is growing more popular by the day. Consumers can look forward to fresher produce at an affordable price. We want to ensure it costs less than €1 EUR per day to protect the products that come to people’s homes when they shop online.”