FAIRFIELD, Ill. Airtex
Fuel Pumps is proud to announce that their new Air Cell Packaging received the AAPEX
New Packaging Showcase Award in the “protection” category of this year’s show.
From left: Steve Handschuh, AASA; John Boyer, Airtex; Sharmila Kakac, Airtex; Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA; and Robert Egan, Federal-Mogul Corp.
inner pack design cushions and protects fuel pumps during shipment. Made from a
see-through co-extrusion of low-density polyethylene film
and nylon, the protective packaging offers superior air retention to ensure the
fuel pump is protected through the supply chain.
Offering a 25 percent savings in shelf space, which enables
a broader inventory mix and better space utilization, the new boxes are
manufactured with certified fiber sourcing through the Sustainable Forestry
Initiative program, according to the company.
“Airtex is dedicated to delivering our customers
quality fuel pumps in quality packaging. The air cell design offers protection
from point-of-manufacture to point-of-installation,” said John Boyer, Airtex Vice President
of Sales and Marketing. “The shelf space savings are huge, and a real
differentiator for our product line. We’re quite pleased with the feedback
we’ve received from customers, and now here from the industry.”