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Pro-Form Delivers Unique Waterproof Packaging Solution

Pro-Form Custom Packaging has been working for almost a decade with a leader in the field of transmission manufacturing. The relationship started when the manufacturer needed to test a new transmission underwater. 

How Did Pro-Form solve the customer’s unique ask? Through collaboration and innovation, they were able to deliver a ready-to-install product designed with sustainable packaging materials. 

Success Through True Collaboration

This customer builds transmissions for semis, oil fracking, school buses and automatic transmissions. For this waterproof transmission packaging challenge, they needed a partner that was nimble and responsive to their production requirements. 

“We toured the Pro-Form facility to see their operations and then sat down and gave them an idea of what we needed,” says the Senior Packaging Manager for the highway transmission manufacturer. “They not only made it a reality, but they gave me an inside look at what true collaboration looks like.” 

Pro-Form utilized the transmission manufacturer’s specifications to design an HDPE plastic cover that enables custom underwater testing. The cover can be attached it to the end of the transmission for dunk testing and pulled off afterwards.

The design was a success, and the cover has been incorporated as a permanent fixture of the mechanical device. Now these transmissions arrive completely clean and ready to be installed into commercial vehicles.


Working Together on Sustainability Goals

Many in the manufacturing sector are concerned about environmental impact. Companies working with packaging are no exception. 

The highway transmission manufacturer has a commitment to be a 100% recyclable company. They wanted a packaging solutions provider that was just as concerned about sustainability — and found that with Pro-Form.

All the HDPE Pro-Form provided for the waterproof transmission can be put into our scrap load and sent to a regrind center. The plastic can then be sent back to manufacturers for recycling. 

According to the Senior Packaging Manager, “We didn’t want expendable trash. We are part of the circular packaging economy, and everything Pro-Form provides us with is reusable. They are a reliable partner in this critical effort.”


Looking Forward to the Future

Pro-Form now provides custom packaging for much of the transmission manufacturer’s parts and fixtures. 

“The biggest advantage of Pro-Form is unmatched customer service,” says the Senior Packaging Manager. “I’ll call Pro-Form and describe what I need, send an image of the part that requires dunnage, and they’ll do a prototype. We part-fit it, and after we’ve confirmed it works, they make finished tooling and a sample piece to confirm. Then I placed the order. To this day It never fails.”

The Senior Packaging Manager also commends Pro-Form’s state-of-the-art technology. An example is that Pro-Form is currently working on a new piece of equipment that can cut and trim a larger piece of dunnage in one turn.

“Pro-Form’s pricing is also fair, and they go out of the way to bring me samples,” he says. “They can do more per hour than anybody else can. In short, they help us be successful. We couldn’t ask for a better partner.” 


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