Polycart at the Arabia Shop 2012 Exhibition in Dubai.
From May the 8th to the 10th 2012, we will be exhibiting our Polycart shopping trolleys at Arabia Shop 2012 Exhibition at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, in booth B01.
Polycart at the FMI 2012 The Food Retail Show in Dallas, USA.
From April the 30th to May the 3rd, 2012, our distributor in the USA, SuperBasket Americas, will be exhibiting the Polycart all plastic shopping carts at the FMI 2012 The Food Retail Show at the Dallas Convention Center, Texas, USA, in booths 4544 and 9407.
Launching of the new Polycart P175.
Since April 2012 the New Polycart P175 is already available, focused on covering the needs of the intermediate size supermarkets. Highlights of this model the comfort when placing goods in it due to it's proper dimensions ratio.
It's available with and without child seat, lower tray and basket divider for fragile goods.
From the same date are also available the lower tray and basket divider for fragile goods for model P130.
Polycart at the Prod Expo 2012 show in Moscow.
From February the 13th to the 17th, 2012, our distributor for Russia, Nordicbasket, exhibited the Polycart shopping carts at the Prod Expo 2012 Show.
Lower Tray of Polycart P100.
From December 2011 lower tray for model P100 is available.
Launching of the new Polycart P130.
Since November 2011, the New Polycart P130 is already available. A shopping cart for all kind of supermarkets which continues with the successful line of style of the P100 model.
The new P130 is available with and without child seat.
From the same date, the child seat for model P100 is also available.
Polycart at the World Food Moscow 2011 Exhibition in Russia.
From September the 13th to the 16th, 2011, our distributor for Russia, Nordicbasket, exhibited the Polycarts at the World Food Moscow 2011 Exhibition.
Polycart at the Retail 2011 Exhibition and Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
From September the 13th to the 15th, 2011, our distributor for Australia and New Zealand, QHDC Australia, exhibited the Polycarts at the Retail 2011 Exhibition and Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
The Polycarts at the Expo Pack 2011 Show in Mexico.
From June the 21st to the 24th, 2011, our distributor in Mexico, Cierres Flexibles, exhibited the Polycart at the Expo Pack 2011 show in Ciudad de México, México.
Polycart launches the new P100 at EuroShop.
The new Polycart P100, was presented at EuroShop.
It is a new shopping cart concept, very stylized and robust aimed for smaller stores as well as an auxiliary shopping cart for big supermarkets and hypermarkets. Thanks to its elegant design, lightness and manoeuvrability, it can also be used at airports.
The Polycart at the Düsseldorf EuroShop 2011 Show.
Polycart exhibited at the EuroShop 2011 Show from February the 26th to March the 2nd 2011, in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The Polycart at the Expo ANTAD 2011 Show in Guadalajara, Mexico.
From March the 9th to the 11th, 2011, our distributor in Mexico, Cierres Flexibles, exhibited the Polycart at the Expo ANTAD 2011 show in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Polycart at Points de Vente Magazine.
The Spanish group's proposal is a new generation of shopping carts, lighter than those in metal. Made in polypropylene, they can be produced in different colours. The material of which the Polycart shopping carts are made of is approved for food contact because it doesn't contain toxic substances. Made entirely in plastic, these shopping carts are completely recyclable and their nesting distance is minimum (less than 250 mm.). They are designed to hold up to four advertising pannels around their basket. Being plastic made, the Polycart is 100% compatible with automatic check out systems through RFID technology.
RFID technology, the future of shopping carts.
Radio Frequency Identification Technology (RFID), allows to identify an object, to follow it's traceability and to know it's features from a distance thanks to wave emitting labels attached to the object.
RFID technology opmitizes the reading of the labels and provides with the product's information in real time. Used at the beginning as an anti-theft device, RFID is destined to replace bar codes at supermarkets. Simply by going through an arch we will get the buying ticket not needing to place all the goods on the check out's conveyor belt.
Check out automation is growing at supermarkets. The new generation of shopping carts are already compatible with automatic check out systems through RFID technology.
Heavy metal structures are downhill. The customers are demanding today easy to maneouver shopping carts, lighter and noiseless, and over all, adapted to the buying volume. More eco friendly and profitables, those models made entirely in plastic are fully recyclable.
The Polycart at A1 Retail Magazine Euroshop Preview.
With a compact structure, the Polycart all plastic shopping trolley offers the most comfortable shopping experience due to its lightweight and silence. It always keeps the right alignment of the castors during all its long lifespan, so the trolleys always run straight, unlike those made with metal. It never gets rusty, being the most durable and also the most environmental friendly shopping trolley. No chroming process is involved in manufacturing, and it can be easily recycled at any local plastic recycling plant.
The Polycart at the Belproduct 2010 Show in Minsk, Belarus.
From December the 7th to the 10th, 2010, the Polycart was exhibited at the Belproduct 2010 Show in Minsk, Belarus.
The Polycart at the Saint Petersburg Peterfood 2010 Show.
From November the 15th to the 17th 2010, the Polycart was exhibited at the Peterfood 2010 Show in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The Polycart was exhibited at the Moscow Shop Design & Retail Tec Russia Show.
From September the 14th to the 16th 2010 , in Moscow, the Polycart was exhibited at the Shop Design & Retail Tec Russia show.
AIMPLAS guarantees the quality of a new generation of supermarket shopping trolleys.
The Company Industrias Tomás Morcillo, S.L. manufactures exclusively for the whole world the Polycart, a monoblock 100% recyclable polypropylene supermarket shopping trolley.
AIMPLAS, the Technological Institute of Plastics, at its Physical & Mechanical and Metrology Laboratories performs on the Polycart the needed technical tests according to the current regulation UNE EN 1929-1:1998 on shopping trolleys, guaranteeing the quality and good performance of the product for its market release.
AIMPLAS is a Center for Innovation and Technology (CIT) recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain. Created in 1990 as a national managerial association, it belongs to the Regional Network of Technological Institutes (REDIT) and is also an active member of the following international networks: EUROPLAS, SusCompNet, IBERO-CIT and FEDIT.
ITM manufactures an all plastic shopping cart with longer lifespan and higher environmental sustainability.
The Secretary of Industry, Commerce and Innovation presented the Polycart, an all plastic shopping cart with a longer lifespan and respectful with the environment, manufactured by the Valencian Company Industrias Tomás Morcillo, S.L..
During her visit to this Company, the Secretary of Industry, Commerce and Innovation, Belén Juste, mentioned the innovative nature of the companies based in the Autonomous Region of Valencia and expressed that the firm which has boosted this innovative all plastic shopping cart is a "clear example that the companies in the Autonomous Region are leaders in the development of high quality and high added value innovative products", explained Juste, who assured that "this guarantees a wide international presence and exclusive business opportunity for the company".
Industrias Tomás Morcillo, S.L., a plastic injection moulding and tool and die making Company, manufactures the Polycart exclusively for the whole world. An all plastic shopping cart with a longer lifespan and environmentally friendlier than those metallic.
It is the beginning of a "new generation of plastic shopping carts", due that it is the only one manufactured in a single block of 100% recyclable polypropylene, said Juste. The raw material it is made of is ready for food contact not having any toxic additives. Its comfort and ease of use "are other benefits of the Polycart", she added.
For the Secretary of Industry, Commerce and Innovation, "companies like Industrias Tomás Morcillo, make the most out of the innovation instruments in order to improve their competitiveness and their presence in and beyond our borders".
The Secretary of Industry, Commerce and Innovation said that "innovation and internationalisation, principles of this firm, are two of the most important ingredients to overcome the current situation of economic crisis". For such reason she encouraged the valencian companies to "make use of the instruments that from the Valencian Export Institute (Instituto Valenciano de la Exportación - IVEX) are available for their international establishment and consolidation".
"Besides, -continued Juste-, the products of this company, such as the Polycart, are adapted to the evolving needs of the markets and the consumers which translates into competitive advantages for the company itself, and for the customers as well due to safety and comfort."
The Secretary of Industry, Commerce and Innovation took the opportunity to "encourage the companies with innovative projects, such as Industrias Tomás Morcillo to make use of the instruments available from the Small and Medium Valencian Industry Institute (IMPIVA), IVEX and the different departments of the Secretariat".
The Secretary of Industry, Commerce and Innovation also informed about the Special Support Plan for the Production Sectors (Plan Especial de Apoyo a los Sectores Productivos) recently activated within the Confidence Plan (Plan de Confianza) aimed to "improve the productivity and competitiveness of the industry and the service sectors", she said.
The shopping of the future.
The containers of the future will be intelligent. That will happen because they will have the ability to indicate whether the food or cosmetics they hold are well conserved or not.
At the shopping center there will also be innovations for the retailer and the customer. The check out lines, as well as the metallic grocery carts at the stores are destined to disappear from this environment. Instead plastic grocery carts and arc-scanners as those at the airports will simplify and accelerate all the check out tasks. All that thanks to the thriving Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) Technology, which main current implementation of being an antitheft device for a few products, represents less that the fifth part of what it may feature.
Valencian companies such as Caiba, Cárnicas Serrano or Industrias Tomás Morcillo are already working with this technology at their Research and Development Departments, with a logistics and commercial model in mind that may look like science fiction but which is less than ten years away.
Currently, the implementation of Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) Technology is starting at the internal and intermediate logistics processes, but in less than a decade we can count on these devices replacing the bar codes at the supermarkets. This way, by just going under an arc-scanner we will be able to have our shopping ticket ready, not having to place one by one all the items from our grocery shopping cart onto the check out counter.
That's how at least believes it passionately Mr. Tomás Morcillo, president of the plastic injection moulding Company of the same name. That's why he is already working for both sides of the retail distribution chain: at the beginning with pallets that incorporate the RFID label, and at the end with a grocery cart entirely made of plastic that among other benefits it features being completely transparent for the reading of the arc-scanners, he explains.
The benefits of implementing such technology individually to all products at the shelves is obvious. It will end with unknown sales, steals and replacement failures.
As Mr. Morcillo describes, "the shelf has a receiver that detects when a product is out of place, but also if it's been taken, not having to wait until the customer leaves the store, which is very useful on a saturday afternoon at rush hour."
Some retail companies such as the German Metro are close to that immediate future and have already implemented this shopping model at a pilot store which they have named The Future Store.
The main obstacle for its spread is the price, which still exceeds the 10 Euro cent level. But massive production of RFID devices is already a fact.
With this future store in mind, ITM has started to manufacture the first units of the Polycart, a grocery shopping cart made entirely of virgin polypropylene which main benefits over metallic shopping carts is that it weighs just 14 kilos, less than half of those, and that it never looses its original shape and resists outdoor conditions.
Once the RFID labels are spread not only it will be a better grocery cart, but it will be essential, because the metallic shopping cart produces a cage effect and prevents the proper reading of the RFID labels producing also interferences inside the store.
The plastic grocery shopping trolley fits RFID technology.
The labelling of the products with RFID Technology will feature many benefits, but currently it faces an enemy at retail, the shopping trolley. This problem can be solved with polypropylene shopping trolleys which allow a clear reading and without interferences at the RFID scanning areas. Spain has researched and developed the Polycart, currently being commercialised as the only shopping trolley in the world made in a single block of recyclable plastic. The shopping trolley is light weight, nimble and easy to handle. Besides it never rusts, so it features a longer lifespan.
AECOC, Spanish Association of Retail Codes (Asociación Española de Codificación Comercial), at its demo center in Barcelona, shows the Polycart as the first shopping trolley already 100% compatible with RFID Technology together with the state of the art technology for electronic labelling.