Not everyone at INDUTEC 2017 was exhibiting pumps, valves and pipes: one smart business was targeting the transport sector with some of the strongest cardboard boxes in the world.

KIMMO, which counts some of the world’s leading names among its clients, offers a solution to traditional wooden crates that is cheaper and stronger.

“The cardboard honeycomb is amazingly strong, it’s lightweight and offers huge advantages compared with traditional transportation,” said Jan Vreken, KIMMO Managing Director.

The South African company has an enviable list of clients and saw an opportunity at INDUTEC to meet both visitors to the expo, and the exhibitors themselves.

“I’d rather be the sole cardboard box exhibitor at a show like this where our transport solution is a real benefit, than one of dozens at a transport show,” said Jan, smiling.

He agreed to be photographed on top of a 600kg paper roll, perched on a pallet, which had its total weight borne by the honeycombed cardboard crate.

“It would take more weight, but I don’t want to damage the exhibition hall floor,” he said.

“The first day of INDUTEC has been good for us. There is a quality of visitor that has ensured the right people – the ones who make the decisions – have been visiting.”

And he admitted to positive discussions with several of the pump and pipe exhibitors at the show.

KIMMO has been operating for 10 years and turned its attention to the honeycomb version three years ago.

It’s been a huge success and brings additional benefits for customers. “For international transport wooden crates mean they have to be pest control treated,” said Hannes Posthumus, Operations Manager. “This cardboard doesn’t have to go through that process bringing time and cost saving to clients.”

Take a look at the website for a long list of testimonials and visit the team at INDUTEC 2017 on Stand D8