SWEDEN - Greiner Packaging and Husqvarna have joined forces implement the new Husqvarna Combi can design: an innovative oil/gasoline container that yields numerous benefits both in production as well as in use.
Swedish-headquartered Husqvarna - a market leader in the forestry and landscaping, construction and stone equipment sector - collaborated with plastic packaging manufacturer Greiner Packaging on the implementation of the newly designed Husqvarna Combi can, which holds oil in one container and gasoline in another, and was specially designed for chain saw users who, thanks to the refueling tanks, can now keep working without major interruptions.
"The new Combi can is a very complex product,” says Günter Ausserwöger, Head of Division Kavo at Greiner Packaging. “Husqvarna came up with the design, and our skill was needed in the implementation.
More efficient production, easier and safer to use
The redesigned Combi can offers numerous benefits associated both with its manufacture and with its use: Until now, the oil and gasoline containers had to be produced separately and then assembled. Intensive collaboration between Husqvarna and Greiner Packaging has led to the design of a significantly more efficient production process: A container consisting of two chambers can now be manufactured in one production step and with only one tool.
The time-consuming assembly step is gone, helping to save costs. And users also benefit from the new container: A space was added between the two containers providing room for tools and spare parts and, thus, facilitating uninterrupted work. Meanwhile transparent windows in both chambers also allow the user to check the oil and gasoline level at any time.
"It's precisely for a product like this one that high safety and quality standards are indispensable, and Husqvarna demands them," explains Ausserwöger. "For that reason, we conduct drop tests, pressure tests, and airtightness tests in order to ensure that the Husqvarna Combi can can be used with no problems."