Case Studies

Is Pilferage at Retail Costing You Money?

  Challenge:  Pilfering is defined as stealing things of little value. At retail it could be a piece of candy or small snack. But what about when pilferage of a component from a set renders it unsellable? The item itself may be an inexpensive part of a more valuable item. Unfortunately, theft costs US retailers

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Mower Blades Display Kit

Challenge: Simple shrink wrap is commonly used to package lawn mower blades. Due to the weight and inherent sharpness of the blades, a large percentage of this packaging is torn, compromised, and ineffective. All too often blades are found partially exposed or completely outside of their packaging, posing a serious risk to unsuspecting consumers in

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Greenhouse Customer Case Study

A potential customer from the Greenhouse, Nursery and Floricultural Production Industry sought our expertise in addressing the problems of strap handles on multipack nursery plant trays. The handles on their packaging for plants utilized the arrow shape insertion design, and were prone to pulling out of the tray – especially after the tray was watered

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Curtain Display Case Study

Challenge: One of the best known North American retailers in home décor products approached Allen Field for an end-to-end solution: develop a product that would openly display shower curtains, unlike the traditional transparent plastic bag, and manufacture it on a global scale. Solution: Allen Field developed a tailor-made hanger: the Closed-hook Snap Hanger that allowed

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Computer Manufacturer Case Study

The computer parts manufacturer’s product was put into a box at the end of the assembly line process and closed using a connecting clip. About 25% of the time, there was a gap between the base and the side of the box. Assembly line workers needed to manually hammer in the connecting clip to make

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Children’s Adjustable Table Case Study

A well known North American school supply company came to Allen Field looking to branch into the children’s furniture industry. The customer wanted us to deliver a product that rivaled a competitor’s design while still standing out. Allen Field’s vast knowledge in design, manufacturing and outsourcing, combined with our client’s expertise in school supplies, led

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Closet Organization Case Study

Having searched for a unique and precise closet system for over 2 years, a major closet organizing company sought out Allen Field to create a custom system solution. The system used at the time was cumbersome, costly, and laborious, having employees crudely tying and taping up cables to keep it in place. Allen Field proposed

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Retail Sorting Goods Case Study

Impressed by Allen Field’s strong management skills and reputation as an end-to-end manufacturing industry solution, a large sporting goods retailer came to Allen Field to design a specialized, high-quality sock hanger. The Euro Pack Hook, which Allen Field designed and developed, would enable the retailer to display socks free from the plastic bag, allowing customers

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Medical Housing Unit Case Study

A well-established medical design company approached Allen Field Company for help with the manufacturing of several casings for their medical equipment. The various items required multiple methods of manufacturing using different materials. Allen Field was able to successfully source and manufacture a plastic casing for a medical mixer, as well as a die-casted metal housing

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Displaying Athletic Apparel Case Study

A well know Athletic Apparel Company came to us for a packaging display solution for their winter athletic gear. The customer was looking for a unique way to hang their protective face and neck scarves in retail stores. Having no concept in mind, they relied on Allen Field Company to come up with an idea

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Furniture Manufacturer Case Study

Problem: This client manufactured a desk that was plagued with assembly problems. The design called for the desk legs to be assembled using a metal bracket and a lag bolt that needed to be manually tapped into a pre-drilled pilot hole within the desk leg. Since the desk was moved frequently in its intended environment,

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Leading North American Hardware Manufacturer

Problem: A cardboard header card was being utilized to package and hang this client’s continuous metal hinge product line in retail/ hardware store displays. Because of the size and weight of the hinges, a large percentage of the cardboard header cards were tearing, causing the hinges to fall to the floor. Solution: The client asked

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