Kudos Shower Products Ltd

Kudos Shower Products Ltd have been manufacturing and designing showering products for over 20 years, bringing together innovative design, functionality and value. Their range includes shower doors and enclosures, over-bath screens, wet-room systems and shower trays, all manufactured in the UK across two sites in Cumbria and Coleraine (Northern Ireland).

Prior to switching their packaging to Ribble, Kudos bought in standard box sizes and used excess protective packaging to fill the empty space in the oversized box. This process meant there was a lot of packaging waste and the need to use unsustainable void fillers, including polystyrene and single use plastics. The original process demanded a large amount of man hours to create and package each product leading to packaging becoming a significant cost for the business.

After looking at the options to improve their process Kudos chose Ribble Right Size allowing them to create the perfect box for every product and streamline their packaging process making it more flexible around their packaging needs.

Since the introduction of Ribble Right Size Kudos have been able to:

• Maximise efficiency within their production line
• Reduce the usage of polystyrene by 65%
• Significantly reduce our dependency on single use plastic
• Further develop and enhance their packaging, resulting in a number of cost efficiencies
• Reduce the number of people required in the packaging line allowing improvements to be made in other areas of the business
• Offer a sturdier, more secure and environmentally sound packaging solution

Given the success of the new packaging line Kudos are also looking at further ways Right Size can help them develop even further. Moving forward, plans are in place to eliminate the use of their plastic wrapper and move to a more sustainable banding approach instead. There are also plans to package more of their product lines using Right Size boxes including shower trays.

Kie Hitchcox Quality & Operations manager at Kudos said “The service and products provided by Ribble have been second to none, ranging from the technical support from their team, no issue has every been too small or too large they are always available when on the few occasions we have needed them. The sales team are very open and honest in terms of the way the pricing and the structure works. I can honestly say the working with Ribble Packaging has been exceptional and they are the right choice for us.”

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