On 5 June 2019, Holland Container Innovations was honoured as the winner of the Eco Performance Award 2019 on the DKV stand at the transport logistic trade fair in Munich. The “Special Innovation Prize” was awarded to HCI, the developer of 4FOLD, by Eco Performance Award Jury Chairman Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stölzle (University of St.Gallen) and DKV CEO Marco van Kalleveen. The Eco Performance Award is awarded to businesses that are able to unite both ecological and economic considerations.
HCI received this award for the development 4FOLD, world’s first ISO- and CSC-certified foldable shipping container. 4FOLD can be folded to 25% of its volume, allowing four folded containers to be stacked to form a continuous bundle. This bundle can be handled like a container and thus saves empty transport, handling and storage. The collapsible containers reduce emissions due to a reduction of container movements and also create additional capacity for other shipments. Calculations have shown that savings can amount to up to 20% of the total CO2emissions from trucks.
This year for the first time the expert jury consisting of renowned industry representatives selected four companies: The Coop Cooperative from Switzerland was able to assert itself in the large company category whilst Rigterink Logistik GmbH & Co. KG from Nordhorn scored in the mid-sized companies category. The winner in the start-ups category is RYTLE GmbH from Bremen.
Co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 711257.