September 2014

The SPADEL Group, known for its innovations (Wattwiller cap) and its environmental efforts, has shown interest for nested packs as early as may 2012.

Isabelle Lorquet, Packaging Development Manager:
"After optimizing primary packaging, we decided to work on the secondary packaging....optimization of multipacks 24 of Spa Reine 500ml and 330ml.
We managed to remove the tray under the cardboard pack using the nested configuration of bottles.
This technique allows us to increase the stability of the packs and to put more bottles on the pallet (and therefore in the truck).
Through this project, Spadel a saved 25% of CO2 with 500ml pack and 38% of CO2 with 330ml pack on secondary and tertiary packaging, which represents 220 tons carbon equivalent per year!
Today we are trying to expand the concept to other products ".

During summer 2012 the SPADEL R&D team started a cooperation with FEMAAG, who converted to nested packs dozens of bottling lines in North America.
The enthusiasm of the team at SPADEL associated with the accurate expertise of FEMAAG quickly led to the modification of a KHS Machine by Femaag in order to produce test pallets.

Isabelle Lorquet, Packaging Development Manager:
"Femaag was for us a motor and a valuable aid in the development of this project. It has allowed us to rapidly achieve our ideas. First, by a test phase and then rapidly by an industrial validation phase of our line "

A measurement campaign quickly confirmed the numerous benefits of the concept. In addition the market responded positively to this new packaging.

In January 2014 SPA decided to produce the nested pack of 24x 500 and 330ml on its new production line.
This product is now in production and appreciated by the market since April 2014.

Given the success of this project, SPADEL recently decided to study the extension of the concept to its other products and brands.