7 Advantages of Plastic Containers for Distribution

7 Advantages of Plastic Containers for Distribution

Plastic containers and their production are today one of the most developed sectors of the economy. It can be said that virtually every product sold today is somehow dependent on the production of plastic containers. These types of trays and containers are used in industry, commerce and services, and the modern world could not do without them.

Nestable lid trays are plastic containers, ideal for high quality goods transport and storage. The boxes are made of robust PP (polypropylene) and meet the logistical needs of many industries. The distribution containers are ideal for packing goods and moving house.

Plastic container with a two-piece hinged lid

The sealing possibility increases their functionality. The containers have the possibility of sealing, which means that the goods inside are protected at all times. The boxes also have an integrated 2-part hinged cover, thus protecting against the theft of high-risk goods or high-value goods. They are ideal distribution boxes for a wide range of applications in the sectors of production, trade and services.

Why should you choose plastic containers with lids?

Currently, many industries use sealed trays and boxes because they have many advantages in terms of product storage and reduced packaging costs. The advantages of nested containers with covers include:

1. Safe storage

Installing security seals protects high-value goods in transit. Locking seals on the covers prevent the lid from opening, close the plastic container and seal it. You can easily check that the contents of plastic boxes have been accessed during distribution; if the seal is broken, the container has been opened by unauthorized persons. Thanks to the solid construction of the trays, all your products will be properly secured during transport within the country or abroad. This is especially useful if you are carrying high-value goods.

2. Saving costs

Changing disposable cardboard boxes to reusable plastic trays will help you save money by reducing supply chain costs. Each plastic box can certainly replace hundreds of individual cartons because you can use it many times. It is also much more durable. These containers are maintenance-free, save on disposal or installation costs (such as stripes) and can be used to save valuable space during return transport. The savings are also because you do not have to buy these plastic lid containers right away, but you can rent them quickly and easily at Rotom for a single event or delivery.

3. Space-saving

Did you know that nesting empty plastic trays save up to 76% of space? Thanks to their trapezoidal construction, empty containers nest inside one another, which allows you to save on the return transport of empty packaging. When the lid is closed, the bin can be stacked, and when it is opened, nest into one another, which saves space during transport or storage.

Nestable and stackable boxes

4. Brand building

Printed information or codes on sealed containers also advertise user branch, especially in applications targeted at customers in the retail and service sector. The large surface of the printed container with the lid enables the clear presentation of both the company logo and contact details. Using plastic lid trays, your business looks professional compared to paper cartons or bags.

5. Pollution prevention and sustainability

The big advantage of plastic containers for distribution is their durability and impact resistance. Our products are made of polypropylene and they are resistant to the extreme temperatures ranging from -20 °C to 40 °C. Thanks to the lid attached to the tray, everything you store will be protected from external factors. Correctly fitted seals protect against attempts to manipulate the product. This is particularly important when intentional contamination can be a risk, especially for distribution in the pharmaceutical industry.

Wide range of plastic boxes used in logistics

6. Variety of uses

Plastic containers with a two-piece hinged lid have been developed with safety in mind. Therefore, they are popular in shopping stores that require extra attention, such as pharmaceuticals, electronics, jewellry and cosmetics, that store and transport valuable and desirable goods.
Often the nesting containers for stacking used in distribution industries such as FMCG - i.e. the industry of fast-moving consumer goods such as household products, over-the-counter drugs, food and personal hygiene products, cosmetics, plastic products, stationery, pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics etc. They are an indispensable logistic link in the transport of products from the distribution centre to the store, where the employee pulls out the products from a sealed container.

7. Many products supporting containers handling

If you transport large quantities of stored goods, you can be sure that our attached plastic nestable trays can be stacked on top of each other. Not to mention that they can be easily moved using our Dolly transport trolleys. You can transport multiple containers simultaneously, which significantly reduces the risk of breakage. It will save you effort and time. If you want to ensure even more safety for your goods, you can transport plastic containers with a special anti-theft roll container.

Purchase or rent?

As an experienced manufacturer of logistic packaging, we offer the opportunity to purchase plastic containers. Meet the wide range of plastic containers that are used in many industries.

However, if you are not going to buy nestable plastic trays at the moment, we offer the rental option. You can then avoid costly storage of unused containers in your warehouse. If you currently need to fulfil more orders, you can use the rented containers without additional investment in the purchase of packaging. Currently, many companies rent tens of thousands of nesting containers with lids from Rotom.

Thanks to over 30 years of experience and over 16 locations in Europe, we can include your plastic containers in the service of pooling, i.e. packaging circulation. Thanks to this option, you can reuse your containers. Rotom collects empty packaging from your customers and delivers it to you in the quantities that you need exactly at the right time.

So far, we have discussed the many advantages of plastic containers with lids, but we are first convinced that you can dispose of expensive disposable packaging. In the longer term, plastic containers are a more convenient and cheaper option for product distribution.