In an interview with K-MAG, Dr. Peter Entenfellner & Andreas Holzleithner talk about their reusable solution, its advantages for people and the environment and what role plastics will play in the parcel logistics of the future.
How did you come up with the idea for BOOXit?
Andreas Holzleithner & Dr. Peter Entenfellner: The idea came about as part of a joint car racing project by both of us founders, where we ourselves repeatedly had the problem of not finding a suitable plastic box that would work equally well at home in the workshop and on the race track or in the paddock. Our own problems are often the best motivators to rethink things. So, step by step, a new "wonder box" came into being. First the problem was identified in an industrial design project at the University of Linz, then the solution was developed in the start-up.
How does the reusable system work?
Holzleithner & Entenfellner: With BOOXit we have created a fully automatable and digitalised transport box that solves the two core problems of reusable containers:
- the shrinkage due to the charging of the deposit via the BOOXit app and a digital twin.
- the return transport costs through full automation and robot-compatibility as well as digitalisation, which not only manages the boxes, but also solves the empty capacity and thus the return transport in a cost-efficient way.
Thus, for the first time, the BOOXit reusable system with completely new possibilities for sorting, picking, loading and stopping can make parcel logistics more cost-effective than carton-based logistics.