RELEASED in August, GWP’s Tracker Case – described as the world’s first fully trackable protective case – has since picked up the “Innovation in Packaging” award from Packaging Business Review.
The case offers the ability to geographically locate high value items in shipment, in real time, using a varied range of GPS-based tracking technology, if necessary without the handler even knowing that the case is being tracked.
Ian Heskins, Sales Director of GWP said, “as well as having to provide a high level of physical protection for high-value and sensitive equipment, we realised that GWP’s range of cases could potentially also provide protection against loss and theft. We also know that a number manufacturers and shippers of valuable items would welcome the ability to track their shipments, in real time and globally, via combined GPS and satellite communication-based technologies.”
The tracking technology can be fully integrated into all of GWP’s protective cases during the design process so it is possible to produce a trackable case that has absolutely no evidence of the tracker visible to the outside world. The ability to track shipments covertly will appeal not only to those shipping high-value industrial equipment items, such as specialist manufacturers and rental companies, but also to organisations shipping antiquities and fine art around the world such as museums and art galleries.