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Anniversary: 30 years of red meat crate

Spacious, very transportable and a bright red: anyone who thinks of meat crates immediately has these containers in mind. And that’s been the case for 30 years now.

Happy birthday, red meat box! For three decades you accompany food production and butchery companies on their way to success. You won’t mind falls, scratches and abrasions. You’re tough and durable. Easy to clean and blessed with a big appetite – your volume is around 40 litres and your dimensions are 60 x 40 x 20 centimetres – you transport meat from A to B. This post is meant to be a little song of praise for you, red meat box. I’m glad you’re around.

The beginnings of the red meat box …

… start in 1991. The food industry was facing a new packaging ordinance and at the same time had to take care of standardizing the transport system. What was a solution that was acceptable to all? Sustainability and economic efficiency were the main pillars, according to Steffen Reiter, spokesman for the Meat Industry Initiative.

Before that, meat products were transported in folding boxes lined with plastic film. Today one can hardly think back to the huge mountains of waste and the immense waste of resources. The film used annually alone would have been enough to give planet earth two new robes.

Red meat box: robust and environmentally friendly for 30 years

the Euronorm E2 boxes as the concise red meat containers are actually called, withstand temperatures between -40 and +75 degrees Celsius. You can also store them in the cold store and clean them in a food-compliant manner.

Particularly practical? Up to 48 boxes can be stacked on one euro pallet. The red meat boxes can withstand a load of up to 30 kilograms.

Other advantages? Shall you have. The red box for meat is completely recyclable. After about 3 years, the box is taken out of the cycle and processed into granules. This is suitable for the production of components in the automotive industry, garbage cans or garden furniture.

Europe-wide can the meat boxes, about 260 million pieces are to be quickly circulated or recycled. The shorter transport routes reduce the CO 2 Emissions.

The Euronorm E2 box: is it your solution too?

So far it has not been possible to replace the system of red meat crates with another. The characteristic meat containers will not leave us that quickly. Whether you are already a crate professional or a newcomer: You will find them in our online shop Euro boxes with matching lid in quickly detectable red and blue.

With this in mind: For the next 30 years, red meat box!