Started by Nick Baird
Nick Baird has 45 years’ experience working in the meat trade, primarily in the B2B industry operating a large meat company, with wholesale deliveries to major retailers, and meat manufacturers and processors, with extensive knowledge of their requirements.
Demand for plastic containers
15-20 years ago, many companies starting requesting products to be delivered in something other than wood or cardboard, in order to reduce the level of foreign bodies.
These companies wanted to switch to plastic, suppliers then started using plastic box pallets.
However, it was difficult to track them and they were getting lost at a rapid rate.
At around £120-£150 per box pallet, these companies experienced a significant financial loss and an administrative headache.
New solution still needed
What was needed was a control system; a way of controlling where the Dolav box pallets were within the delivery system.
However, the initial paper-based system didn’t stem the loss of Dolavs to any significant extent; they were still getting lost once they were outside the delivery loop.
The solution to this was to develop a way to automatically detect where each Dolav was, whether it was inside or outside the delivery loop.
DolavLive box pallet
So the DolavLive box pallet was born.
Now, the location of each DolavLive box pallet could be fully traced using an online tracking system and didn’t require any recharging.
The smart technology within the containers will last as long as the expected lifecycle of an average Dolav container, which is around 4 years.
Tried and Tested
Since 2017, these containers have been developed and honed within Baird Foods, a family-run business with over 40 years of experience in the meat and food industry.
They have tested, used and thoroughly exploited the benefits of the DolavLive Box containers, with Dolav losses falling from 75 to less than 10 per year.
For many years, companies have been crying out for a solution just like this; that reduces heavy financial losses of expensive Dolav box pallets.
With the DolavLive smart box pallets, that solution is now here!