K.Hartwall wins lucrative tender in the UK
Finnish company K.Hartwall has won a four-year-long product development tender launched by an unnamed UK parcel operator.
The first phase of the project includes the adoption of K.Hartwall’s new parcel roll container by one of Europe’s largest logistics markets. Valued at more than 18 million euros, the new roll container will be developed and series production will take commence this autumn at K.Hartwall’s factory in Sipoo, east of Helsinki.
“The first test series of the new parcel roll container was manufactured in Sipoo early this year, and that was followed by a major test programme in the UK,” states Eero Heinonen, head of business unit, K.Hartwall. “[…] The whole project will have a considerable employment effect over the next few years. The new roll container is also sure to open up new opportunities for K.Hartwall in future.”
The development of the next generation roll container seeks to improve parcel handling and meet the challenges faced by traditional postal and logistics operators, as parcel volumes continue growing.
K.Hartwall’s new roll container is designed to be very user-friendly, to support new package automation at the postal terminals, and to ensure the most efficient fill rate also during transport.