BASF incubator Chemovator spins off first employee startup BOXLAB
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BASF incubator Chemovator spins off first employee startup BOXLAB

BOXLAB offers complete solutions including individual consulting for all matters concerning labeled packaging, labels and packaging materials

  • By ICN Group | April 23, 2021

BOXLAB Services is the first startup to celebrate its spin-off from BASF incubator Chemovator in April 2021 and will now operate as an independent startup on the open market.

The company founders Mischa Feig and Lisa Raschke have developed an app that helps replace damaged packaging and corresponding labels in highly regulated industries within 24 hours. With their service, the BOXLAB founders were already able to prove the relevance of their business model during the time in Chemovator. Thus, sales packaging for more than 50,000 liters of end product was replaced in a timely manner, enabling its further usage and helping customers within BASF achieve significant cost savings.

BOXLAB offers complete solutions including individual consulting for all matters concerning labeled packaging, labels and packaging materials. Today, the Ludwigshafen-based young company's customer base already includes more than 70 warehouses in ten countries.

"Our aim is to make logistics processes more efficient and sustainable and to avoid the disposal of undamaged products due to damaged outer packaging," explains Feig.

"This allows our customers to save resources and concentrate on their core business," adds Raschke.

BOXLAB bundles the solution to this problem with the help of a web store or an intuitive app: Damaged cardboard boxes or labels can be captured with a mobile device only by pressing a button and sent to the BOXLAB team. "If required, we deliver the individually labeled cardboard boxes and hazardous goods labels already from the first packaging unit to our customers throughout Europe within 24 hours", explains Raschke.

“With the spin off from Chemovator, BOXLAB becomes a prime example. It vividly shows how using creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and specialist expertise, complex and everyday problems of BASF can be developed into independent startups whose added value can reach well beyond the chemical industry. But BASF too benefits from optimized label and packaging processes through reduced expenditures in disposal and time. After all, the requirements for packaging within the chemical industry are particularly high,” says Markus Bold, managing director, Chemovator. 

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