UPS and Sealed Air Corporation have announced a strategic partnership to help retailers, e-Tailers and businesses around the world maximize the efficiency of their packaging operations, minimize packaging waste and reduce annual shipping costs.
As part of the partnership, UPS customers gain access to additional package engineering expertise and services through Sealed Air’s Packaging Application Centers, which provide design, testing and packaging performance analysis for customers from 27 global locations.
“Our partnership with Sealed Air provides a powerful suite of products and services to businesses operating in the booming e-Commerce arena, which is expected to grow at three times the rate of GDP,” said Alan Gershenhorn, Chief Commercial Officer of UPS in a statement. “We are focused on providing the tools, products and services that our business customers need to efficiently, cost-effectively and sustainably drive their operations forward, while at the same time continuing to provide convenience, choice and control to consumers.”
Additionally, Sealed Air will participate in the UPS Customer Technology Program (CTP), providing packaging systems and materials. CTP is a customer loyalty program that connects small- to medium-sized businesses with vendors of hardware, software, peripherals — and now packaging.
Starting in early 2017, customers will be able to experience the new packaging solutions and tour a special Sealed Air showroom at the UPS Supply Chain Solutions facility in Louisville, Ky.