Pack on Time

Kern PackOnTime - Multi Format Packaging System

The patented shape of the corrugated cardboard box enables secure transport of content, space saving storage, and simple handling during sorting and stacking.


The booming online market has resulted in an increasing demand for paper and corrugated cardboard packaging. Corrugated cardboard is popular because it requires little space when folded, and despite its relatively low weight, provides good stability and protection of packaged goods. Corrugated cardboard is also environmentally meaningful as it is mainly manufactured from recycled paper.

Up to now, large quantities of identical boxes had to be produced to keep the cost of corrugated cardboard boxes low. Each change of the box size generates setup costs for box production and time consuming adjustments on the packaging machines. The consequence is a high content of air, which is unused but must be transported, stored and transhipped. Very often this empty space is filled with auxillary materials such as polystyrene chips or wood wool, making handling by the recipient incovenient.

PackOnTime® enables production of boxes from corrugated cardboard in the optimal size for each type of product. The goods are well protected against damage on the dispatch route, without additional filling material. To produce the correct box size, the items to be packed are measured dynamically, then automatically packed and the box sealed. This significantly reduces box volume. A valuable contribution to environmental protection.

The patented box is made from a flat corrugated cardboard sheet. All three dimensions are continuously adapted to the content. The box can be opened easily without tools. Its inherently stable shape means that, as needed, the box can be used for storage or as a return box.

The box shape gives an impression of high quality, as well as its practical functionality. THe boxes can be personalised and customised to your brand, applying pre-printed corrugated cardboard or by integrating a digital printer. The use of flat corrugated cardboard sheets allows fast and simple changeover between different cardboard types and qualities.

Brief overview:

The tailor-made box fulfils the most important criteria for secure packaging of your items:

  • The dimensionally stable packaging provides optimal content protection during transport
  • The patented shape surrounds the content, with no additional fill material
  • Made from environmentally friendly material (cardboard)
  • Allows stress-free package opening without tools
  • Inherently stable packaging can be reused for returns
  • Attractive presentation of content due to the high quality of the box

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To find out more about this smart packaging system, get in touch with us by sending us an email or calling us on 0845 680 6060.