Pioneer of industry-standard “640” cheese box, container of choice for nearly 80% of cheese made in a 640
More than 40 years of reconditioning services for a major food manufacturer
Tosca 640 container is USDA & WDATCP approved
Rent the 640 wood boxes for a hassle-free way to package their cheese for short or long term hold.
Receive the 640 boxes and remove the stretchwrap and wood panels to unveil a 640 lb block of cheese. The cheese is processed per customer specifications and the container is returned to a Tosca service center.
Tosca reconditions and repairs the 640 boxes after every use at one of four locations nationwide by cleaning and re-waxing the wood panels, and stripping and repainting the frames to deliver the best possible, like new container at every turn.
When it comes to supply chain management, Tosca is the cheese industry's respected leader. The team has an expert maker on staff who knows everything about cheese and is always available to provide expertise where needed. Tosca manages the largest pool of 640 containers in the industry, and for 20+ years has been able to fulfill every customer order without shorting a single one. However, the best part of Tosca supply chain management is the hassle-free service that comes with full logistics management so you can do what you do best: make cheese.
The cheese industry has selected wood as the material of choice for containers due to its durability, low per pound packaging cost, repairability, and cheese forming effectiveness; and from the time the first 640 container was used in the 1960s, Tosca has been constantly improving on the process: rounding and routing all square edges, replacing mild steel springs with stainless steel nestable springs, eliminating steel wax painted corner irons and implementing a stretch wrap system to reduce contaminants and tare weight.
Tosca actively participated in developing national guidelines, gaining their eventual approval as Industry Standards by USDA and WDATCP. In fact, the NCI guidelines were updated to reflect the "Tosca Standards." From the initial launch of the 640 Cheese Container, Tosca has provided the rigorous sorting, cleaning, wood panel re-waxing and frame stripping/repainting services required after every use.
Tosca was sustainable before sustainability was trendy. Take a look inside the Wisconsin facility, where a pool of 640 cheese containers are maintained to Tosca standards.
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Reducing weight and creating double-digit increases in capacity per truckload.