ENVIRO BOX NOW IN NZ
Innovation, superior quality and excellent customer service are three key attributes the Penrite Oil Company attributes to its 90 year plus success story.
And the latest news is that Penrite – family owned since 1926 – is the first Australian lubricant manufacturer to introduce a new dispensing system that is kind to the environment, decreases packaging wastage, increases bulk lubricant storage capacity, increases workplace safety, and saves money.
The Penrite Enviro Box oil packaging and dispensing system was unveiled at the Australian
Automotive Aftermarket (AAA) Expo in Melbourne earier this year, and now is being rolled out in New Zealand.
It’s a “bag-in-a-box” concept, with the lubricant packaged in a bladder bag that is housed inside a recyclable cardboard box, as opposed to the traditional plastic drum.
Lubricant can be extracted from an Enviro Box in the following ways: • Gravity fed through a tap into a six-litre jug and then dispensed into the vehicle. • Pneumatically pumped directly into the vehicle. • Hand-pumped directly into the vehicle. Penrite Enviro Box packages are stored on an Enviro Box dispensing stand or trolley, depending on the method of extraction.
The Penrite Enviro Box cardboard boxes are 100 percent recyclable; considering the many thousands of 20-litre plastic drums disposed of each year, the Enviro Box is estimated to result in an 85 percent reduction in landfill waste per unit produced. Toby Dymond, general manager Penrite Oil, is enthusiastic about the prospective impact that this programme will have on the environment.
“Penrite is proud to be the first Australian oil company to introduce the Enviro Box, which we believe will reduce the use of plastic drums significantly, representing a major step forward in our industry being more environmentally responsible,” he said.
With workshops currently spending up to $100 per fortnight ($2,600 per year) on the disposal of empty plastic 20-litre drums, the Enviro Box presents significant cost savings for workshops. It also eliminates both the hassle and the risk of physical harm that is associated with trying to find cost effective ways of crushing, cutting and disposing of empty 20-litre plastic containers.
The total practicality of the Penrite Enviro Box system cannot be understated. Workshops can order their own selection of Penrite lubricants to suit their most frequent servicing requirements, thereby ensuring they have the right lubricant for the right application on hand at all times. Each Enviro Box also features a ‘Litres Used’ recorder to easily track when it is time to reorder and when the packaging is empty.
Having fast and easy access to a broad range of lubricant products is increasingly important as the New Zealand car parc becomes increasingly complex, and the applications specified by vehicle manufacturers increases. The Penrite Enviro Box stand saves precious workshop space, while also making access to specific lubricant products much easier and faster when compared to using oil bottles.
The round shape and single carry handle of 20-litre plastic drums means they can be awkward to lift and carry. The shape of the Penrite Enviro Box is easier for manual handling. Enviro Box packages feature two carry handles on opposite sides, so they are less awkward to handle. This design enhancement also enables two people to carry an Enviro Box at a time if required. The top shelf of the Enviro Box stand is at the average shoulder height, meaning that no over-head lifting is required.
The Penrite Enviro Box is set to change how New Zealand automotive workshops access their most frequently used Penrite lubricant products according to Penrite Oil general manager Toby Dymond.
“The Penrite Enviro Box saves space and is far more efficient compared with traditional methods of accessing or dispensing multiple lubricants,” he said.
“We look forward to our trade customers taking advantage of the many benefits that the Penrite Enviro Box system will bring to their business bottom line and productivity.”
Penrite’s initial release of products in the Penrite Enviro Box packaging includes seven lubricants from the Penrite Enviro+ range, as well as HPR products, coolants, ATF and gear oils, a selection of additives and break fluids to ensure you have the right product, for the right application.
The Enviro Box lubricant range will expand as the company gradually phases out the use of 20-litre plastic containers.
To find out more about Penrite Oil Company and the Penrite Enviro Box, contact Michael Phillis on +61 214 405 47 or email mphillis@penriteoil. co.nz. For FAQ’s visit penriteoil.com. au/envirobox