Schoeller Allibert launches tallest version of the Magnum Optimum foldable large container to boost retail logistics


Schoeller Allibert, a leading global manufacturer of returnable and recyclable packaging, has announced a new addition to its Magnum Optimum® series, the best-in-class big box solution.

The new Magnum Optimum 1125 is the tallest model in the fully-recyclable range, opening new possibilities for clients in a range of markets. The solution is designed to meet the retail market challenge head-on, including the rapid ascent of fast, sustainable commerce.

Its expanded pick face is designed to offer optimal picking efficiency in fast-paced environments, while its non-sequential folding and locking technology makes it easy to handle on the shop floor.

With the combined retail sector projected to swell at a robust compound annual growth rate of 8.7% to 2027, according to Statista, the time is now for retailers to capitalise with a more effective supply chain. In response to the evolving demands, Magnum Optimum enables retailers to take their goods from the source all the way into the consumers’ hands if needed, making it the premier reusable FLC.

Jon Walkington, Sales & Marketing Director at Schoeller Allibert UK, welcomed the launch, saying: “At Schoeller Allibert, continuous improvement is at the heart of everything we do, and we are proud to present Magnum Optimum 1125 as a demonstration of that commitment. We know it is vital to reduce our carbon footprint, and that many of our clients feel the same way. Everyone at Schoeller Allibert understands our responsibility to make sure we are on the right side of history on this issue.”

The Magnum Optimum 1125 is made to maximise space while minimising return logistics costs and carbon footprint. Up to 52 erected boxes and 208 collapsed boxes can fit inside a standard trailer, a space saving of 73% when compared to standard containers. Despite a relatively light weight of 57kg, each unit can hold up to 500kg, with a usable volume of 1007L.

Designed to be as user-friendly as possible, even in fast-moving retail warehouses, the Magnum Optimum range features recesses for RFID labels, IoT devices, and barcodes for accurate container management and rapid scanning. It is also future proofed with SmartLink® readiness, offering real-time track and trace functionality as well as other important metrics such as container pressure, temperature, battery levels, and more.

Walkington added: “Retailers want longevity from their equipment, and our durable Schoeller solutions certainly deliver. Each Magnum Optimum in the range has a minimum 10-year lifespan, embodying the latest innovations in the circular economy. We wanted a sustainably oriented solution that can handle delivering goods directly into the hands of consumers just as well as it delivers to wholesalers and supermarkets.”

The company is known for its durable containers that offer superior product protection, minimising the amount of secondary packaging needed. Schoeller Allibert’s innovations designed to increase picking and order preparation speeds come as the retail and e-tail industries lean increasingly towards faster delivery to consumer-convenient locations.

Schoeller Allibert is rolling out the new model rapidly, with units available now to rent. The rental option is designed to give clients immediate access to the market-leading big box solution with a low upfront cost.

Explaining this strategy, Walkington added: “We don’t want our clients to wait to decarbonise their supply chain. By renting the Magnum Optimum 1125, customers have the freedom to spread the cost without impacting their CAPEX budget. This flexibility is perfect for today’s fast-moving retail sector!”

Schoeller Allibert is maintaining the rest of its successful Magnum Optimum line, which now features six different models.

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