For this challenging project we were required to design a packaging solution for the protection and transportation of a 4.1 tonne chain. The chain was being returned to the manufacturer in the United States, after it had failed and as part of the warranty was being returned for X-Ray testing to locate the reason for the failure.

Our Challenges

  • This was a challenging project where we had to design and build an enclosed case suitable to hold the 4.1 tonne chain that was suitable for "Air Freight".
  • We had an extremely tight deadline, with the crate being manufactured over a short time period, packing and securing the chain at our premises meeting our client’s deadline.
  • We had to arrange a team to handle the logistics at short notice, arranging the necessary equipment to uplift and pack the chain.

Our Solutions

  • Our team designed and built a case with a heavy-duty base to hold and evenly distributed the 4.1 tonne of weight.
  • The chain was carefully unravelled, lifted and laid out using a 10 tonne franna crane.
  • Under careful instruction the crane driver gradually lowered the chain into the case, with our team ensuring that the chain was laid into the case evenly.
  • The chain was then secured into the case with strapping and bracing.
  • The fully enclosed case was then sealed, strapped and shipped.
Wooden Case