Customer facts about Endurance
Endurance Technologies, Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of aluminium castings (including alloy wheels), suspension, transmission and braking products. The company operates 18 plants in India and 8 plants in Europe with over 5,000 employees.
Every year, Endurance supplies approximately 180,000 clutches to one of its two-wheeler OEMs. The clutches are transported around 1200 kilometres in underutilised trucks and handled multiple times, which ultimately led to substantial product damage and losses.
Prior to working with CHEP, Endurance used thousands of wooden boxes and corrugated one-way packaging for the delivery of their clutches. Once the products arrived at the OEM, they then dispose of the packaging, spelling huge losses for Endurance and generating an alarming amount of waste.
The OEM also hoped to reduce wood and cardboard consumption inside their own plants. Endurance approached CHEP to assist them in reviewing their clutch supply chain to eliminate inefficiencies, while becoming more cost effective and environmentally sustainable.
CHEP and Endurance worked closely together to develop and implement a safe, cost effective and sustainable packaging system for the transport of clutches from the manufacturer to the OEM.
The project required systematic planning and execution of activities at Endurance and their OEMs over a period of more than a year. It began with a supply chain study in 2014, followed by solution development and real world trials – and culminated in implementation in 2015.
The core of the solution was transitioning Endurance from a one-way packaging system to CHEP’s reusable, foldable containers.
In addition to the containers, which form the outer packaging, CHEP also provided Endurance with inserts. These inserts are customised to the part being packed, and are designed to be foldable and reusable, just like the containers.
These containers are designed to integrate naturally into CHEP’s share and reuse model. They can be deployed to run through the entire production and transportation process smoothly, improving efficiencies, while providing tangible and intangible benefits throughout.
With this complete packaging solution, all major disposable elements of the previous packaging were eliminated.