Revolutionizing Worldwide Use & Re-Use of Boxes & Cartons
Box Latch™ Products made by Eco-Latch Systems, LLC was founded by two Wisconsin brothers who were raised on a farm in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. With climate change raring its head all over the globe, they believe that their Box Latch™ products are a force for positive change. CEO, Jim Wilson, visited the Australian Packaging Covenant Organization packagingcovenant.org.au in Sydney in November 2019. What we learned was that their focus and ours coalesce: we all need to embrace the Reuse, Reduce B4 Recycle philosophy of caring for our fellow humans and planet.
The Box Latch™ patented and patent-pending products are designed to help companies re-use their cardboard boxes many times, replacing the traditional “one-use mentality” thinking. As their assortment of Box Latch™ products emerged, they were stunned at how far ahead of the USA, Europe, and other countries with limited natural resources were.
But for the educational, networking and financial support of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), inwisconsin.com, the Wilson brothers never would have had the courage nor the ability to tackle the export markets. Thank you WEDC. Although the company is a small Wisconsin business, it has distributors in the UK, Germany, Japan, South Korea and is on the cusp of having them in Australia, the Netherlands and New Zealand.
Inquiries are arriving on a weekly basis via their website shopping cart come from international companies. Some are focused on sustaining the environment; most are looking to save money. Our family of products accomplish both. Perhaps best of all, implementing the use of our products instills pride in the employees who feel they are making a difference in the world by reducing packaging waste.
The brothers have had the opportunity to work with global industry leaders in the form of VF (apparel giant) in Sint Niklaas, Belgium and Michael Kors in the Netherlands. By listening to these and other Fortune 250 companies and their requests for new products, we now have a family of seven different Box Latch™ Products – with new ones arriving in 2020. Since 90% of the growth in business will be occurring outside the USA in the next decade, we are eager and poised to participate.
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Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), inwisconsin.com
Australian Packaging Covenant Organization packagingcovenant.org.au
The hopes and dreams of the Wilson brothers are that by exporting their products and ideas to the rest of the world, those global customers and USA companies will see the wisdom of “Thinking Outside of the Box,” as they, too, seek to employ triple bottom line thinking in their support of sustainable supply chain solutions.