Cage Labels


Large retailer benefits from innovative solution from Soabar for efficient trolley identification in distribution centres which guarantee easy handling

The Challenge – The customer required a labelling solution for their mesh trolleys in their distribution centres. Mesh trolleys are used to move goods to the different stores on a daily base. There is a huge quantity of trolleys with fast turnaround time. The challenge is to spend as little time as possible on cleaning them and getting them back ready again. In the past the trolleys were identified with a normal self-adhesive label which contained information what to pack and where to ship it to. The labels had to be completely removed from trolley before reusing them in order to be HACCP compliant, especially in hygienic environments like Food. The removal process was very time consuming and chemicals had to be used to get off the glue.

Key points to focus on

  • Retailers distribution warehouse use mesh trolleys to move good to the shops
  • Usually these trolleys have a metal plate attached to them where the shipping label is stuck to
  • Removing those labels when the trolleys are recycled is time consuming
  • Trolleys need to be washed down with chemicals to remove glue residues

The Solution – We found a perfect customized solution for this customer. The solution is a printed label which is attached to the top of trolley like a flag and it consist of different products which were combined for this customer: Instead of using a normal self-adhesive label material they now work with a linerless material from Sihl pressure TAC. The material only sticks when it is folded and two sides are put together. This way the glue is activated and the label only sticks to itself and not the metal grate.

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