Esko Features Green Ox Pallet Technology in Cape Pack Software

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New Modeling Capabilities Featured in Esko’s Cape Pack and Cape Truckfill Software Demonstrate Maximized Payloads and Improved Transportation Efficiencies Using Green Ox Pallets

Green Ox is honored to be aligned with Esko -- a company that understands the importance of giving their clients the next-generation tools necessary to drive innovation, profitability, and significantly reduce CO2 emissions.

Esko (http://www.esko.com), a global supplier of integrated solutions for packaging and the developer of Cape Pack Palletization Software, is featuring several Green Ox® Pallet Technology designs in its Cape Pack and Cape Truckfill software to help thousands of leading global companies evaluate innovative options for maximizing truck space utilization.

Green Ox corrugated pallets are unique in the global market. Globally produced and configured at the point of use, the pallets offer a viable lightweight alternative to wood that can scale across the footprint of multi-national manufacturers and their suppliers. As presented in Cape Pack, one of Green Ox’s most transformational features is dimension customization, which allows clients to increase the amount of truck bed space used by 5-30%. Together, Esko and Green Ox Pallet Technology are paving the way for global manufacturers to improve space utilization, cut transportation costs, and reduce their carbon footprint.

“Green Ox pallets can, quite literally, help reduce the number of trucks needed to transport the same amount of product, which benefits our clients and the planet. Esko is thrilled that Cape Pack is the first transport software in the world that enables clients to evaluate this innovative pallet technology,” said Brad Leonard, Global Business Development for Cape and Esko.

“Esko and Cape Pack have long served as visionary leaders in truck modeling and efficiency,” said Adam Pener, President of Green Ox Pallet Technology. “As the global precedent set by IKEA® demonstrates , in the future all truck beds will maximize area and volume, thereby reducing the number of trucks on our roads. Green Ox is honored to be aligned with Esko -- a company that understands the importance of giving their clients the next-generation tools necessary to drive innovation, profitability, and significantly reduce CO2 emissions.”

In addition to the Green Ox Standard 48x40 pallet, Cape Pack Software v2.15, released last year, introduces to the market Green Ox’s space-maximizing: “Walk-In Cooler” (40x32), “Mini-Square” (32x32), “Bike” (61x36), “U.S. Square” (46x46) and “Euro” (1 meter x 1 meter) pallets.

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About Esko

Esko is a global supplier of integrated solutions for the packaging, labels, sign and display industries. Esko products and services help customers manage, create and produce better labels, packaging, signs and displays.

Portfolio
The Esko product portfolio supports and manages the packaging and print processes for brand owners, retailers, designers, premedia and trade shops, packaging manufacturers, converters. For 9 out of 10 retail packages, Esko solutions are used in packaging management, asset management, artwork creation, structural design, prepress, 3D visualization, flexo plate making, workflow automation, quality assurance, sample-making, palletization, supply chain collaboration and/or the production of signage and displays.

The Esko solutions consist of an extensive suite of software and two hardware product lines: CDI flexo computer-to-plate imagers and Kongsberg digital cutting systems, complemented with professional services, training and consultancy.

Enfocus, with its suite of automation solutions and PDF quality control tools for printers, publishers, and graphic designers, is an Esko subsidiary. MediaBeacon, with its digital asset management (DAM) solutions, is also part of the Esko family.

Facts & numbers
Esko employs about 1,500 people worldwide. Its direct sales and service organization covers Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Americas and the Asia Pacific, Japan and China regions and is complemented by a network of distribution partners in more than 50 countries.

Esko is headquartered in Gent, Belgium, and has R&D and manufacturing facilities in five European countries, the United States, China and India. Esko is a Danaher company (http://www.danaher.com)

For more information, visit http://www.esko.com.

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About Green Ox Pallet Technology:

Green Ox Pallet Technology, LLC is the exclusive global provider of Green Ox pallets. This game-changing technology gives clients the ability to Take Trucks Off the Road™, thereby reducing substantially transport costs and carbon emissions.

Green Ox’s point-of-use provisioning model is unique and transformative. This feature gives customers -- and their suppliers -- the ability to employ a ubiquitous, proven pallet system throughout global supply chains. This global scalability translates to high-dollar savings and empirical CO2e reductions, both inbound and outbound. Dimensional customization further advances the efficiency model by fitting the pallet to the load. The end result is maximized space usage within a truck bed and increased product-per-truck.

For more information, visit http://www.greenoxpallets.com.

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IKEA® is a registered trademark of IKEA Systems B.V. which is not affiliated with Esko or Green Ox Pallet Technology. Nothing herein shall be viewed as an endorsement of Esko or Green Ox Pallet Technology by IKEA. Regarding the global precedent set by IKEA, please see the following publicly available documents:

(1) IKEA Sustainability Report 2012. http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_GB/pdf/sustainability_report/IKEA_Group_Sustainability_Report_FY12_FINAL.pdf

(2) IKEA’s Challenge to the Wooden Shipping Pallet. Ola Kinnander, 11/23/2011. http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/ikeas-challenge-to-the-wooden-shipping-pallet-11232011.html

(3) IKEA’s paper Pallet Challenges Wood’s 50-Year Dominance: Freight. Ola Kinnander, 11/04/2011. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2011-11-03/ikea-s-paper-pallet-challenges-wood-s-50-year-dominance-freight

(4) IKEA Case Study. Parution, October 2012. http://www.preventpack.be/sites/default/files/publications/2012-11_-_exemple2_3.pdf

(5) IKEA Swaps Out Wooden Shipping Pallets for Lighter Cardboard Pallets to Reduce Shipping Costs. Bridgette Meinhold, 01/02/2012. http://inhabitat.com/ikea-swaps-out-wooden-shipping-pallets-for-lighter-cardboard-pallets-to-reduce-shipping-costs/

(6) IKEA to Phase Out Wooden Pallets. Modern Materials Handling, 11/30/2011. http://www.mmh.com/article/ikea_to_phase_out_wooden_pallets/

(7) IKEA Sustainability Report 2013. http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/pdf/sustainability_report/sustainability_report_2013.pdf

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