Class Plastics: Our New Silos

Class Plastics’ newly installed silos provide a great storage solution for our increasing product demand. This significant investment enabled us to lower our production costs, maximise our productivity and maintain the high quality of our raw materials.


Storage plays an important role in the manufacturing industry. As a leading manufacturer and distributor of rigid plastic containers, Class Plastics consume almost 170,000 kilos of raw materials per month to manufacture our containers. At least 12 containers of resin, weighing 20-750 kilos each are being unloaded everyday at our manufacturing sites to meet our increasing product demand.

Recently, Class Plastics made a significant investment in installing 2 metal silos to store our raw materials and reduce our production cost, as well as eliminate safety issues in our material handling areas.

Greater storage capacity at a lesser space

Each silo holds 70,000 cubic metres of resin and freed up about 300 square metres of space in our warehouse and 80 square metres in our delivery area. This centralised and tightly sealed storage also plays an important role in maintaining the quality of our raw materials over a longer period of time.

Lower Production Cost and Material Handling

The silos are part of the automation process we implemented 3 years ago. Since the installation of our silos, we’ve significantly reduced the use of forklifts. Our staff no longer have to move and empty sacks of resins to our machines, which means there is less chance of contamination and interference in our raw materials.

We are also able to produce more containers since the silos automatically transfer the materials to the machines. The silos’ high level of mixing also blends the materials really well to produce high-quality plastic containers whilst consuming less energy that is consistent with our environmental commitment, our expectations of our products, and serving our customers.

Class Plastics Silos

Bulk Deliveries and Less Shipping Cost

Due to the increased amount of storage, we’re able to take advantage of volume discounts from our suppliers. The silos also ensure that we have an ample supply of our raw materials to meet our customer demands. Since then, we were able to reduce the delivery frequency of our raw materials thereby making significant savings on delivery charges and shipping costs.

Reducing the safety hazards

At Class Plastics, the safety of our staff always come first. As much as possible, we want to minimize our staffs’ contact with our raw materials until the finished product exits the manufacturing process. Moreover, our forklifts used to make over 25 airlift movements every 24 hours and this is a potential danger when there are people walking around. We have eliminated a lot of the material handling and forklift movements because of our silos. This safety aspect made our investment well worthwhile.

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Mario Nastri

Mario Nastri is currently a director/shareholder of Class Plastics Aust., Class Plastics QLD. & Class Packaging SA. In his past endeavors he has worked as a biochemist & physiologist at the University of Naples, Federico II 1993-1997, concentrating on aquaculture, marine pollution & during the winter months Cryogenics & IVF research & development, holding a Bachelor of Science majoring in Pharmacology & Biochemistry from Monash University. Mario also has a strong logistics background having managed a fleet of heavy vehicles which was part of a family owned business in the 1980’s & 90’s, transporting quarry stone, sand & asphalt for road surfacing. He has been with Class Plastics since 1999 & has extensive Blow molding knowledge which he has acquired over the past 20 years. He has extensive knowledge in managing a manufacturing business & overseeing a staff of 40 odd people across 4 states & 24 hour operations. He is committed to the continuous improvement of every department of the Class Plastics business, from improving manufacturing processes to creating energy via a 365Kw/1350 solar panel system installed 24 months ago.

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