SmartStak Case Studies

Loadhog is a multi-award winning UK manufacturing company where genuine innovation lies at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to solve everyday problems in logistics and supply chain operations – reducing transport requirements, eliminating packaging waste and generally making life easier. Here you can find detailed case studies on how the Smartstak has help a range of companies with their transport and logistics.

Britvic Soft Drinks

Britvic were looking to modernise their production with an anticipated rise in demand for their J2O soft drinks range. The historic short pack cardboard packaging for glass with 2000 bottles of 400 per layer and 5 layers, needed to be replaced so Britvic project team looked for the best solution. Read more here.

Heineken UK

The John Smith Brewery was established in Tadcaster in its current location in 1884. During the late 1990’s its owner Scottish And Newcastle upgraded the filling lines with 2 high speed automated lines capable of producing more than 2,000 bottles per minute. This investment required the bottle packaging to be minimised which resulted in the pallets requiring. Read more here.


Magners Cider , known as Bulmers Cider in Ireland, was the most successful brand of cider by the end of 2010 with more than 300 million bottles per year produced. Read more here.


Cobevco is the name for the filling line business of Encirc Glass. They have 5 lines dedicated to wine and beer filling, capable of producing more than 1 million filled bottles per day. Read more here

Heineken, Ale Leicht

Loadhog were working with Vetropack to assess the performance of Smartpads. One of their customers Heineken were chosen as a trial partner due to high volume and the great distance between glassmaker and filling site. Read more here

Allied Glass

Allied Glass were having some transport stability issues with a flask bottle, a notoriously difficult bottle to pack and transport. Read more about how the Smartstak helped them.

Stólzle Glass

Stólzle were looking to move away from cardboard trays and utilise plastic layer pads, but they needed a product that would provide superior stability. Learn more here.