Established in 1961, Reflexa has transformed from a modest family venture to a leading manufacturer of sun and insect protection technology in Europe. Based in Rettenbach, Bavaria, Reflexa takes pride in its "Made in Germany" seal, emphasizing flexible solutions and technical excellence.
Their diverse product line includes external venetian blinds, roller shutters, awnings and pleated blinds. Beyond the product's functionality, Reflexa prioritises captivating design, a rich colour spectrum and adaptability. Although their extensive product dimensions offer vast choices to customers, they also presented logistical challenges, particularly in ergonomics and efficiency.
Reflexa envisions a world where everyone feels "Wohnfühlen" in their homes. They want their customers and their employees to enjoy the comfort of Reflexa products in their residences. Equally, the well-being of their employees is paramount, making the ergonomics of their packaging and shipping process essential to the brand's success.
Reflexa and Packsize share a deep-rooted partnership. While Packsize has previously elevated Reflexa's productivity and sustainability, both parties felt a pressing need to further enhance warehouse ergonomics.
Together, they innovated a tailored solution combining a Packsize cutting machine with Becker Sonder-Maschinenbau components. New workstations were introduced to minimize the physical strain of packing larger items. Coupled with Packsize's automated packaging systems and smart conveyance, this revolutionized the workflow, making it both efficient and employee-friendly.
Sustainability: Reflexa realized their environmental objectives by adopting on-demand packaging in perfectly tailored boxes. This not only conserved packaging materials but also allowed more products per shipment, thus cutting down vehicle needs and their CO2 emissions. The shift to hot glue over staples also rendered their packaging more recyclable.
Ergonomics: The heart of the project lay in valuing people. The main gains weren't just in efficiency and higher throughput, but in fostering a safe and healthy work environment. Ergonomic workstations equipped with folding tables and innovative lifting devices facilitated seamless packaging. Reflexa didn't just enhance packaging speed and effectiveness; they prioritized their employees' health.
Reflexa and Packsize's collaboration yielded:
· Enhanced ergonomics with reduced physical strain for employees.
· Boosted customer satisfaction through superior packaging sealing techniques.
· Diminished carbon footprints via efficient packaging and maximized shipment loads.
· A surge in productivity, cutting cycle times to30 sec/box for boxes up to 7.3m in length.