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Nissan recognized for partnership with ORBIS Corporation that standardized Nissan’s reusable packaging system

 OCONOMOWOC, Wis. – ORBIS Corporation, the leader in sustainable reusable packaging, partnered with Nissan North America to standardize Nissan’s reusable packaging system. Recently, the companies accepted the Environmental Awareness Award at the 2012 Automotive Supply Chain Global Awards for their partnership and efforts related to reusable packaging.Winners are selected from organizations or companies which have done the most to reduce the impact of pollution on the environment.

As a progressive company, Nissan understands and values the benefits that reusable packaging brings to its supply chain, including logistics cost savings, part protection, safety, sustainability and a lower lifetime cost than alternative packaging methods. The company has successfully implemented ORBIS reusable solutions including reusable totes, bulk containers, protective dunnage and pallet systems to move parts from its suppliers into its U.S. assembly plants.

Nissan collaborated with ORBIS Corporation to standardize its reusable packaging system with a selected set of container and pallet sizes, in a minimal amount of stocked colors. Each part supplier’s packaging is uniquely marked for easy identification and efficient return to the supplier and all totes, bulk containers and pallets are optimally sized to reduce overall logistics costs.

Nissan’s expansive network of part suppliers throughout the U.S. and Mexico provides an inherent loop for reusable packaging to be packed, used, returned and replenished – the program developed in tandem with ORBIS helps takes advantage of that. Nissan’s part suppliers use this standardized packaging to protect vehicle parts and components, as well as optimize the number of parts per shipment for inbound trips into Nissan plants. At the assembly plant, parts are delivered right to the line in reusable packaging. When empty, packaging is returned to the supplier for replenishment. About 70 Over 90 percent of Nissan parts are shipped in reusable packaging. Nissan is committed to a sustainable packaging program that optimizes its assembly operations and aids suppliers in getting parts to Nissan in a timely and efficient manner to meet production requirements.

About ORBIS Corporation

ORBIS helps world-class customers move their product faster, safer and more cost-effectively. Using a proven approach, ORBIS experts analyze its customers’ systems, design a solution and execute a reusable packaging program for longer-term cost savings and sustainability. Using life-cycle assessments to compare reusable and single-use packaging, ORBIS also helps customers reduce their overall environmental impact. ORBIS Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Menasha Corporation, the 3rd oldest family owned business in the United States. As a steward of sustainability, ORBIS is committed to a better world for future generations. ORBIS tracks and measure our own resource utilization to continuously conserve natural resources and reduce waste. For more information about SmartTrak, please visit,,,, or

About Nissan North America

In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online and

About Nissan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.6 million vehicles in 2011. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year award.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to Sustainable Mobility, visit our website at

Samantha Goetz
ORBIS Corporation

 Colin Deval
For ORBIS Corporation

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