About Mondi

Mondi is a leading manufacturer in packaging and paper, employing around 26,000 people across more than 30 countries. They produce innovative and sustainable packaging and paper solutions.

Fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain, they manage forests and produce pulp, paper and plastic films – and develop and manufacture effective industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Sustainability is embedded in everything they do, with clearly defined commitments across 10 actionable areas.

With over 100 production sites across more than 30 countries, Mondi employs around 26,000 people. Their key operations are in central Europe, Russia, North and South Africa. Their corporate offices are in Johannesburg, London and Vienna.

Why a safety solution?

Mondi had experienced some near misses in the past. They had also experienced an accident (thankfully not serious) involving forklift trucks and pedestrians. They had decided that they needed to put a safety solution in place before there was a serious accident or fatality.

They decided to trial equipment from ZoneSafe and another company that provided similar products. They felt that ZoneSafe’s products were the better of the two. They also preferred the structure and design of the ZoneSafe tags that fit into a safety vest pocket – they liked that they are easily visible to others, as opposed to something too discreet, for example a wristband type.

Mondi installed the ZoneSafe Vehicle to Person Alert Compact system in 2013. This helps to prevent collisions between industrial vehicles and pedestrian workers when they work in close proximity to one another. The system is designed to fit any type of vehicle, large or small. The installation was also able to be done in-house.

What positive effects has the system had?

Since installing the ZoneSafe system, Mondi has not experienced any incidents or near-misses. This has of course had a positive effect on all employees and vehicle operators. Mondi is now considering rolling out other ZoneSafe systems on other sites, to ensure the safety of their employees.

What is ZoneSafe?

Designed and manufactured in the UK by Avonwood Developments Ltd, ZoneSafe is a leading Proximity Warning and Alert System supplied globally.

Safety is one of our core values and since 1999, Avonwood has specialised in identification and protection systems for people and assets.

With over 25 years’ experience and knowledge of developing and delivering innovative electronics and RFID technology, our products are backed by a dedicated in-house customer support and production engineering team.