Engels has developed a reusable packaging of 1200 x 1000 mm (ISO dimensions) for the Dutch defense forces.


It started with the end of the military mission in Uruzgan. Thousands of containers with weapons, ammunition and vehicles had to be brought back to the Netherlands by plane or ship. Engels won the tender to supply the packaging material for the relocation. A few years later we could also supply the packaging for the missions to Mali and Afghanistan.

During these abroad missions, a large part of the transport of the goods takes place by air. Notably with the Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. It is very important that the weight of the load remains as low as possible and takes up as little space as possible.

Engels has developed a reusable packaging of 1200 x 1000 mm (ISO dimensions) that can do exactly that. The very strong “twin-sheet” detachable walls of the shipping units have 3 heights, namely 330 mm, 595 mm and 845 mm. Together with the lightweight pallet and the lightweight lid, it provides a very strong extremely light packaging.

During the return transport of the empty packaging or during storage, the pallets and the lids nest together and the sleeves can be folded flat. As a result, less than 25% storage is required compared to the filled shipping units. This makes the packaging very space-saving, very light, can be used several times and yet very strong and ergonomic.

Considering the 1200 x 1000 x 935 mm unit, this assembly has a total weight of 28 kg and the unit can handle a load of 500 kg and be stacked 3 high. So a weight of 1000 kg can be placed on the shipping unit!

We have provided the shipping units with various imprints, in 4 places there is an ergonomic sliding locking system in the lid and to make the packaging even more ergonomic, a folding insert opening has been made, which can be secured with Velcro in the open and closed position.

Our sales team is at your disposal for further information or you can take a look at our website for foldable pallet boxes.