“Packaging materials are becoming even more important,” says Tobias Theile, Technical Director and responsible for Logistics and Packaging Services at Formel D. As vehicles and vehicle parts are becoming more sophisticated through the use of new materials and their functionality, the logistics and packaging concepts needed for their protection are even more important. “The essential requirement is that packaging must be appropriate for the product design,” is the conclusion of Siegfried Eiber, Manager Packaging in the central distribution centre at BMW in Dingolfing. Formel D has been supporting BMW in the field of packaging management since 2012.
Ralf Skarupa, Manager of Supply Chain and Packaging at General Motors Europe and responsible, among other things, for after sales packaging, mentions another reason for the increasing interest in optimised packaging solutions: “The reduction, optimisation and standardisation of packaging materials offers considerable potential savings. That is why we have focussed on packaging management in the last few years.”