Stuart canvas has supplied protective covers to the automotive industry for a number of years. These products include protective stillages and pallet covers, engine covers and storage covers.
Stuart Canvas was approached by JCB to design and supply various different size stillage covers to protect components which required storing for long periods of time outside exposed to the elements. JCB required a covering solution that was durable, resistant to the elements, and allowed for products inside the stillages to be easily identifiable.
JCB manufacture all their own custom made stillages on site to accommodate various different size components and were looking for a solution to be adopted across all the different size stillages. Before the cover solution was adopted, JCB would have to either store the stillage inside, wasting valuable space, or shrink wrap their components outside on stillages to protect them from the inclement weather. Stuart canvas were tasked with designing a cover that was reusable, durable and would still allow for stillages to be stacked easily.
How the Product Helped
Stuart canvas were able to design and supply the protective covers to suit twelve different size stillages. The covers were designed to fit tightly over the legs of the stillages to create a tight waterproof seal. This design allowed the stillages to be stacked and stored outside safely for extended periods of time and included logos to promote the JCB brand when transported off site. The covers also include a document pouch which allows for paperwork relating to the goods stored to be easily accessible for inventory and transport processes.
Results, Return on Investment and Future Plans
“The protective covers we now use on our stillages have provided great weather protection and provide the coverage we needed to allow our products to be stored outside. The solution supplied by Stuart canvas has reduced the need for shrink wrap and we continue to use this solution across new product ranges for our machinery and parts”
Carl Bailey – JCB Compact Products