Clamtainer® helps Powell realize 90% reduction in packaging costs What do an electronics distributor and custom plastic company have in common? A lot if you are talking about Powell Electronics, Jamestown Plastics, and their approach to better serving the electronics connector market! Powell Electronics specializes in high reliability, harsh environment connector design, manufacturing, and supply chain. They manage over 7 million SKUs, many of which are custom-made to their customers’ unique needs and specifications. Because of this customization, packaging of their products for safe transit can be challenging. For 20 years Ernie Schilling, Jr., CEO of Powell Electronics, had been searching for a flexible packaging solution that would work for his business. He wanted to move away from the time-consuming process his team was using that involved manipulating standard packaging and cutting packages down to protect the highly sensitive products that Powell was shipping. Enter Jamestown Plastics! A couple of years ago Schilling attended the SHOT Show where he came across Clamtainer®, a patented packaging solution from Jamestown Plastics that turns the cursed clamshell into a reusable container. As the two companies started talking, they soon realized that Clamtainer could be tremendous help for Powell Electronics. Clamtainer provides a more efficient packing process, requiring no buttons, no welding, no heat sealing, and no equipment to buy or maintain. Clamtainer also stays securely closed but can be easily opened with one hand. Even better…it can be reused to store the original item that came inside of it or other items that fit. Clamtainer is also recyclable once it reaches the end of its useful life. Powell Electronics introduced Clamtainer to its fulfillment processes with minimal changes to its procedures. Since starting with Clamtainer, Powell has seen tremendous improvements and savings: The “decision tree” for determining packaging is much easier for the packing team, providing a 500-fold increase in packing efficiency.By using clear Clamtainers, the inspection department can inspect the product before shipping without having to open the container.Total packaging costs (labor and materials) have decreased 90%.With packaging that better fits and protects its products during transit, returns have decreased 75% Together, Powell Electronics and Jamestown Plastics are helping to ensure these highly sensitive (and in many cases urgently needed) products are protected during transit and while being stored, all while packaging the products much more efficiently! Contact Jamestown Plastics today to discuss how Clamtainer can be used within your business!