About Us

Clip-Lok SimPak – Transcending boundaries in sustainable transport packaging.

Clip-Lok SimPak – Transcending boundaries in sustainable transport packaging.

Clip-Lok SimPak is a global premium industrial packaging manufacturer. We specialize in transport packaging solutions that reduce customers’ total costs while minimizing environmental impact. We are customer focused and flexible with a constant endeavor to create and refine successful solutions.

 

Clip-Lok provides transport packaging solutions for the Automotive, Security, Energy, Industrial Engineering, Healthcare  and other miscellaneous industries.

Clip-Lok has been one of the leading providers for transport packaging for more than 30 years. Our strength comes from our capability to continuously produce and develop customized transport packaging solutions that reduce total cost and environmental impact for our customers.

Clip-Lok SimPak is a global premium industrial packaging manufacturer. We specialize in transport packaging solutions that reduce customers’ total costs while minimizing environmental impact. We are customer focused and flexible with a constant endeavor to create and refine successful solutions.

Clip-Lok provides transport packaging solutions for the Automotive, Security, Energy, Industrial Engineering, Healthcare  and other miscellaneous industries.

 

However, supported by the global organization, the teams also cooperate constantly on international programs, ensuring customer support and quality control throughout the network.

Clip-Lok has been one of the leading providers for transport packaging for more than 30 years. Our strength comes from our capability to continuously produce and develop customized transport packaging solutions that reduce total cost and environmental impact for our customers.

HISTORY

The Clip-Lok SimPak® system was developed in Canada in 1982 and patented in a number of countries on behalf of a Canadian company: HB Clip-Lok Industries Limited.

 

Clip-Lok SimPak® International Limited acquired the company in November 1989 and, recognizing the value of the product, proceeded to extend patents and marketing worldwide.

Patents and/or trade marks are now registered or pending in more than 70 countries.

 

Clip-Lok is now firmly established in Europe, America, Asia Middle East & Africa.

HISTORY

The Clip-Lok SimPak® system was developed in Canada in 1982 and patented in a number of countries on behalf of a Canadian company: HB Clip-Lok Industries Limited.

Clip-Lok SimPak® International Limited acquired the company in November 1989 and, recognizing the value of the product, proceeded to extend patents and marketing worldwide.

  Patents and/or trade marks are now registered or pending in more than 70 countries.

Clip-Lok is now firmly established in Europe, America, Asia Middle East & Africa.

ENVIRONMENT

Environmental Responsibility

All of us have an obligation to protect the environment. Global concerns about waste disposal and landfill sites are increasing; reusable packaging is becoming the prime packaging objective of world governments and responsible corporations. At Clip-Lok we take our responsibility towards a better and greener future seriously.

Research made by the independent consultancy company Ramböll shows that the environmental impact of reusable Clip-Lok boxes from cradle to grave is less than that of comparative one-way packaging.

 

By using Clip-Lok returnable boxes in your supply chain, you take responsibility and help bring about a greener society without compromising your standards.

 

However, as one way packaging is also an important part of our business we have ensured that all components of our one way packaging our recyclable. Thereby, reducing our carbon footprint and moving towards a greener future.

SUSTAINABILITY

We are committed to leadership in sustainability.

We provide products and processes that meet the highest standards. We are committed to the safety and health of our employees, the protection of the environment and the quality of life in the communities in which we operate.

 

We take a long-term, entrepreneurial approach toward all elements of sustainability, aiming not just to comply with existing standards but also to set new ones. Clip-Lok has always strived to create a balance between people, planet and profit. This approach lends us a clear competitive advantage and helps us achieve our full business potential.

 

Our packaging is compliant with ISPM15 international phytosanitary regulations. ISPM stands for International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures, and standard number 15 includes guidelines for regulating wood packaging in international trade. Processed wood such as plywood is not considered a phytosanitary problem according to this standard and therefore needs no treatment. Any soft wood dunnage we use complies with ISPM 15 standards.

 

We measure sustainability practices to minimize energy consumption and reduce waste in our operations. Clip-Lok products can be recycled and reprocessed at the end of their useful life.

ENVIRONMENT

Environmental Responsibility

All of us have an obligation to protect the environment. Global concerns about waste disposal and landfill sites are increasing; reusable packaging is becoming the prime packaging objective of world governments and responsible corporations. At Clip-Lok we take our responsibility towards a better and greener future seriously.

Research made by the independent consultancy company Ramböll shows that the environmental impact of reusable Clip-Lok boxes from cradle to grave is less than that of comparative one-way packaging.

 

By using Clip-Lok returnable boxes in your supply chain, you take responsibility and help bring about a greener society without compromising your standards.

 

However, as one way packaging is also an important part of our business we have ensured that all components of our one way packaging our recyclable. Thereby, reducing our carbon footprint and moving towards a greener future.

SUSTAINABILITY

We are committed to leadership in sustainability

We provide products and processes that meet the highest standards. We are committed to the safety and health of our employees, the protection of the environment and the quality of life in the communities in which we operate.

 

We take a long-term, entrepreneurial approach toward all elements of sustainability, aiming not just to comply with existing standards but also to set new ones. Clip-Lok has always strived to create a balance between people, planet and profit. This approach lends us a clear competitive advantage and helps us achieve our full business potential.

 

Our packaging is compliant with ISPM15 international phytosanitary regulations. ISPM stands for International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures, and standard number 15 includes guidelines for regulating wood packaging in international trade. Processed wood such as plywood is not considered a phytosanitary problem according to this standard and therefore needs no treatment. Any soft wood dunnage we use complies with ISPM 15 standards.

We measure sustainability practices to minimize energy consumption and reduce waste in our operations. Clip-Lok products can be recycled and reprocessed at the end of their useful life.

SUPPLIERS


Clip-Lok is dedicated to protecting the environment by designing and manufacturing environmentally friendly plywood crates. We support a greener world; therefore we have chosen suppliers of wood materials that are certified by FSC and PEFC and we use recyclable materials in a manner that minimises waste and avoids emissions of materials that may harm the environment.

Products carrying the FSC label are independently certified. In this way consumers know that they come from forests managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations. The aims of FCS and PEFCs are to ensure that the world’s forests are managed sustainably and that their functions are protected.

SUPPLIERS


Clip-Lok is dedicated to protecting the environment by designing and manufacturing environmentally friendly plywood crates. We support a greener world; therefore we have chosen suppliers of wood materials that are certified by FSC and PEFC and we use recyclable materials in a manner that minimises waste and avoids emissions of materials that may harm the environment.

Products carrying the FSC label are independently certified. In this way consumers know that they come from forests managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations. The aims of FCS and PEFCs are to ensure that the world’s forests are managed sustainably and that their functions are protected.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Is your box approved for overseas shipping?

Yes, Clip-Lok boxes are approved to ship worldwide.

What does ISPM15 mean?

ISPM 15 is a global standard on wooden packaging products when used for export implemented by the IPPC.

Its main purpose is to prevent the international transport and spread of disease and insects that could negatively affect plants or ecosystems. It is a unique identification mark given to the manufacturing company and is stamped on the wooden packaging allowing customs to easily see that the wood packaging is safe for export.

Wood products exempt from the ISPM 15 are wood panel products (i.e. OSB, hardboard, and plywood).

What are your packaging engineering capabilities?

We have an in-house packaging design department that has access to over 10,000 designs from Clip-Lok’s global packaging development center. The department also specializes in

  • Computer Simulation Software
  • 2D and 3D Designs
  • Research & development
Do your boxes meet Military specs?

This is dependent on which specification and the contract interpretation. Our boxes can meet and often exceed strength & durability tests in those specifications. However, if the specification includes ‘x’ amount of nails in the crates, our advanced nail free crating system does not conform.

What minimum order quantity Clip-Lok products?

At Clip-Lok there is no MOQ. However, due to the nature of our production process, quantities above 15 per shipment are where we really excel and can help reduce our customers’ costs!

What are your lead times?

We work on a flexible order system, however to quantify, two weeks is an average upon order placement. Your customer service representative will confirm your shipping dates upon order placement and can work with you to potentially meet any earlier requirements.

Can your boxes be printed?

Yes! Whether you want it on 1 side, 2 sides, the ends, the lid… we can do any combination!

What are your boxes made of?

Our boxes can be made in plywood and OSB. Thicknesses of wood vary per customer requirement.

What is OSB?

OSB stands for oriented strand board. OSB is made, basically, in the same way as plywood. Instead of using large sheets of solid wood veneer, thousands of 3 and 4 inch long strands of solid wood are combined to make each sheet of OSB. Each strand of wood is completely coated with high performance resin glue.

How many times can your plywood packaging be re-used?

This is dependent on the closing system. In general, Clip-Lok QIK Clip Plastic can be re-used 2-5 times, the returnable shipping containers can used more than 100 times and our Spring Steel Clips have a lifetime warranty.

Do you have testing capabilities?

Clip-Lok offers testing in different forms. ASTM testing can be fulfilled through internationally accredited institutes, or 3rd party testing should local physical testing be required.

What types of payment do you accept?

Like most industrial companies, credit terms can be given based on pre-approval through Clip-Lok credit application form/process. In general, credit terms can be given within a couple days from form receipt.

Bank Transfers are accepted, but credit cards (Visa/Mastercard) are not accepted.

Do you sell or distribute Clip-Lok Clips?

We supply and sell Clip-Lok Boxes. The clip is part of the solution, so to clarify, we sell boxes, but not clips solely.

Can your plywood boxes be stacked?

Yes, all models of boxes offer stacking capabilities. This topic will come up during your discussion with your local sales representative, as many options exist to aid in additional stacking requirements.

How much weight can your plywood crates hold?

The weight of goods held is dependent on the base configuration. Clip-Lok designs custom pallets based on your requirements in terms of size and configuration. In the past we have even designed and provided packaging solutions that can hold up to 1 tonne.

How small/large can your boxes be made?

In general, 300 millimeters is the smallest box we can produce while the largest would be roughly the size of a car!

Can your boxes be printed?

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OUR PRODUCTS


We offer a wide range of packaging products which are optimized to reduce your total costs while minimizing environmental impact. Our products are custom designed to meet the specific requirements of our customers.

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OUR SERVICES


Clip-Lok offers array of packaging solutions and 360° services to our customers due to which we are considered as packaging specialists.

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OUR PRODUCTS


We offer a wide range of packaging products which are optimized to reduce your total costs while minimizing environmental impact. Our products are custom designed to meet the specific requirements of our customers.

KNOW MORE

OUR SERVICES


Clip-Lok offers array of packaging solutions and 360° services to our customers due to which we are considered as packaging specialists.

KNOW MORE
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