RPCs for Bananas

  • Uniform ripening
  • Reduce packaging related damage by 94%
  • Optimal ventilation
  • Reduced environmental impact

IFCO RPCs protect bananas more effectively from producer to retailer

IFCO Service Centre

    • RPCs are sanitised to industry leading standards
    • Cutting edge technology ensures clean, safe RPCs
    • RPCs delivered on-time to fit your packing schedule

    Grower/Shipper

      • RPCs arrive folded, minimising the need for storage space
      • Standardised packaging system reduces costs
      • Available in 18 Kg and 17 Kg

      Packing

        • Fast, easy assembly 
        • Automation capable
        • Ergonomic handles reduce pulls and strains

        Cooling

          • Ventilation promotes faster cooling by 33% compared to corrugated boxes*
          • 41% more consistent cooling than in corrugated boxes*
          • Sturdy construction unaffected by moisture

          Shipping

            • Pallet weight supported by RPCs, not product inside
            • Interlocking RPCs build secure pallet
            • Ventilation enables better temperature control and prevents pre-maturation in transit

            IFCO RPCs help the worlds retailers optimise their fresh supply chains

            Distribution Centre

              • Standardised packaging system reduces handling, storage and equipment costs by 25%
              • Secure stacking and rigid construction lowers product damage rate by 94%
              • Easier, more ergonomic handling increases labour efficiency and decreases risk of injury

              Receiving Product

                • Inbound pallets can be broken down faster than pallets of one-way boxes
                • More stable, uniform inbound loads reduce damage and speed handling
                • Less tertiary packaging (straps, cornerboards, etc.)

                Ripening

                  • 41% more consistent efficient ripening
                  • Uniform colour
                  • Stable pallet in ripening room

                  Order Picking

                    • Standardised footprint allows pickers to select product in any order
                    • Faster order picking
                    • Handles reduce injuries caused by manual picking and stacking of hard-to-hold cardboard

                    Outbound Pallet to Store

                      • Standardised footprint speeds pallet building
                      • Standardised, interlocking design creates a more secure mixed pallet
                      • Product weight of top layers supported by RPC structure, not product on bottom layers

                      Store

                        • Standardised packaging system and ergonomic handles speed replenishment
                        • Secure stacking and rigid construction reduces packaging related damage by 94%
                        • Easier, more ergonomic handling increases labour efficiency and decreases risk of injury

                        Inventory Management

                          • Rigid construction unaffected by moisture in cooler
                          • Easy to identify product
                          • Efficient use of space in back rooms and on floor

                          Merchandising

                            • Easy to hand stack or place directly onto shelf
                            • Clean, attractive display from even ripening
                            • "One-touch" merchandising with RPCs reduces store labour

                            Bailing/Returns to DC

                              • RPCs eliminate need for time-intensive loading, compacting and baling cycles
                              • Easy, space-efficient stacking of folded RPCs to return to DC
                              • Eliminate cardboard disposal fees

                              Return to IFCO Service Centre

                                • RPCs are sanitised to industry leading standards
                                • cutting edge technology ensures clean, safe RPCs
                                • RPCs delivered on-time to fit your packaging schedule

                                *2009 Banana Study, University of Florida

                                **CalPoly Technical institute cost evaluation study

                                Packaging solutions for Bananas

                                Caja de Oro

                                • Even Ripening
                                • Strong latches for stable pallet
                                • Ergonomic design

                                Logistics Capabilities

                                IFCO offers the complete RPC solution, managing all aspects of container logistics: pooled container management, inventory tracking, repair, sanitisation, and transportation.Our comprehensive logistics service helps simplify complex supply chains for retailers and growers. IFCO's global footprint enables us to service both our customers' import and domestic volume, increasing the level of standardisation and cost reduction in their supply chains. To learn more about our industry leading service, please contact us.

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