AOF Stretch & Big Brewing Company
How Air-O-Film® Stretch improved Carlsberg Tetley’s business.
Temperature and the brewing process
Change in temperature is an integral part of the seven typical stages of brewing beers. From mashing, lautering, boiling, fermenting, conditioning, and filtering, through to the eventual filling process, beers are heated and cooled to varying extents, depending on the individual ale. For the majority of the production, these conditions are carefully controlled by the equipment that is used. However, it is the final process, that of filling, where unforseen issues can often arise.
The issue at Carlsberg Export
At Carlsberg, when the bottles were placed into retail packaging they were often still warm. Once they were palletised and wrapped in solid film this heat had no way of dispersing. The result can be seen above. Not only were these wet boxes spoiled they were also inherently weaker and on a number of occasions entire pallets collapsed, costing Carlsberg over £1,000 per load as well as a loss of goodwill with their customers.
Improved pallet stability
Air-O-Film® Stretch 200 solved the condensation issue immediately and also helped Carlsberg Tetley to dramatically improve the stability of its loads.
Fast and easy machine application
Because Air-O-Film® Stretch is specifically designed to cope with large, heavy loads Carlsberg now have greater peace of mind; they are doing their very best for both their employees safety and their brands integrity.
Better aesthetics = improved goodwill
By using Air-O-Film® Stretch Carlsberg Tetley know that every order will arrive in immaculate condition. This minimises the risk of returned consignments. Furthermore, well presented products that are ‘retail ready’ stand a greater chance of selling.