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30 Jan 2020

Exhibitor Q&A: Damien Montagne - Loadhog

Meet Loadhog on Stand 632

Can you please share a little bit about yourself with our visitors?

My name is Damien Montagne and I have been working with the Loadhog group for over 15 years now. Over the last few years I have seen a shift in the industry that excites me, with more and more companies taking care of the circular economy of their packaging solutions. This industry shift and the fact that I work for an employee owned organisation is why I love what I do.

Can you please tell us why you chose to exhibit at IntraLogisteX 2020.

One of our team members had visited the show previously and they discovered it to be the show to attend if you’re looking to make movements in automation and packaging technology. Customers and partners confirmed that Robotics & Automation was a show with a quality attendee list and a reduced number of what we would identify as time wasters. We decided that as we are investigating and launching a number of packaging solutions designed to be ‘automation ready’, that this was the year to trial a stand.

What will you be sharing with visitors at the exhibition?

We have a number of new packaging innovations designed specifically to work harmoniously with automation technology and we will be exhibiting a complete range of automation ready Attached Lid Containers at the show and we will be ready to discuss additional concepts the increase the longevity of your packaging within an automated supply chain.

What do you feel are the biggest challenges facing the industry at the moment?

I think the biggest challenge for the industry is keeping up with the demand for technological & environmental improvements. In the midst of all the chaos we lose sight of what is important and to continue to improve materials handling in the greenest and most efficient way it doesn’t necessarily take as much as most businesses think. What it does take is that push from the leaders of the business to drive change. Thankfully consumers are putting more and more pressure on businesses to make that change. We have found that with the right returnable packaging solution and a passionate project leader prioritising the implementation of it, the business doesn’t just benefit from environmentally friendly logistical gains, they also always achieve a cost saving. The Sky & Unipart Logistics Case Study is a prime example of this:


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