Packaging of heavy duty truck windshields

Clip-Lok SimPak® manufactures returnable packaging of heavy-duty truck windshields. 

The transport of large glass windshields provides a unique packaging challenge for automotive and glass manufacturers. The size, weight and fragility of the cargo require an extremely robust box and specially-designed dunnage. Furthermore, because the windshields are often a part of the lean manufacturing process, they must be easily and ergonomically accessible directly from the box.

Clip-Lok has mastered this challenge and Clip-Lok boxes are now a part of heavy-duty truck logistics. As an extra plus, Clip-Lok boxes are flat-packable and reusable.

Through the use of innovative 3D design technology, the engineers at Clip-Lok design reusable plywood boxes that provide high-density packing while fully protecting each windshield from damage and dust.

“It is a privilege to be able to meet the exact demands of the manufacturer of these new heavy-duty trucks, providing them with transport boxes that minimize their costs and optimize flow on the assembly line,” says Gustaf Follin, Sales Director at Clip-Lok SimPak.

The collapsible Clip-Lok 2P box features a removable front panel. It also features a drop-down ramp for easy access to the windshields on the assembly line. When emptied, the operators are able to fold the box into a very compact package, which is less than a third of its original size, and ship it back for reuse.

Clip-Lok has tested their boxes. Internationally accredited test institutes approved our boxes for impact, pressure and vibration of normal transport. In fact, this robust box will often remain in the logistics cycle for over one hundred transports. In addition to this, Clip-Lok is committed to environmental protection and designs and manufactures boxes only from environmental-friendly certified wood. This, together with customized loading plans and flat-packed returns, significantly reduces the costs and environmental impact.