Mondi presents ThinkBox

ThinkBox is a source of insights, inspiration, vision, and change in the corrugated packaging industry

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Mondi team opening ThinkBox for their corrugated packaging customers
Mondi team opening ThinkBox for their corrugated packaging customers

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has opened three brand-new customer engagement centers for its corrugated packaging customers. ‘ThinkBoxes’ enable the co-creation of better, more sustainable packaging designs through inspirational and insightful events, training courses, and individual workshops in physical, digital, or hybrid formats.

Mondi on providing with access to a knowledge pool

ThinkBox was created to support customers from various industries in any phase of their quest for improved corrugated packaging. It is a knowledge pool continuously filled by industry and sustainability experts and the ideas and expertise of a large network of award-winning designers. The first three ThinkBox sites are located at Mondi Bupak in České Budějovice (Czech Republic), Mondi Tire Kutsan in Tire (Turkey), and Mondi Ansbach (Germany).

Design is a process

The ThinkBox concept invites customers to unleash their full potential in a variety of possible settings – 

  • Think Co-creation – individual workshops to solve a specific packaging issue or to explore how to bring visions to life
  • Think Skills – a variety of training courses and skill transfer events
  • Think Inspiration – interactive webinars and insight events
  • Think Verification – performance tests of packaging solutions

ThinkBox is not only a place but also an immersive creative experience with a clear outcome. The processes are designed to deliver a solid set of options in a short time and offer tangible solutions. The facilities provide the latest testing equipment for instant proof of concept. Possible risks in the product life cycle can be eliminated during the design process.

Everyone is creative

ThinkBox fosters creativity and knowledge sharing by bringing together the right set of people and expertise. This way, the opinions and needs of all stakeholders, external factors, production realities, legislation, society, and the environment can be considered in the design process and satisfy the minimum viable product requirement when exploring further opportunities. 

“Our customers face a fast-changing environment driven by legislation, rapid growth, or have clear targets in mind to secure competitiveness. They seek clarity and certainty, often while the clock is ticking. We built the ThinkBox to provide space and professional guidance, addressing every aspect of modern packaging challenges. We offer our customers this unique ThinkBox experience to help them fulfill their next packaging objective or gain an understanding of the options that support their vision,” says Armand Schoonbrood, chief operating officer at Mondi Corrugated Solutions.

The flagship ThinkBox at one of Mondi Corrugated’s eCommerce packaging hubs – Mondi Bupak, offered 500 sqm of space for engagement and shared experiences in the Czech Republic. The ThinkBox at Mondi Ansbach in Germany has special expertise in heavy-duty packaging, while Mondi Tire Kutsan in Turkey specializes in new ideas for the changing retail environment and fresh produce packaging.

 

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