R&D Projects

The Program of Creation of Companies of Technological Base promoted by IVACE and the European Funds has financed the current project.

1. Blue Economy Program of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)

Navlandis is participating in the 2019 EMFF Blue Economy call with the project «Foldable Shipping Containers for Sustainable Blue Growth».

The 24-month project, which began on October 1, 2020, intends to deploy 100 Zbox containers for operational validation, including connectivity and traceability tools in various units. The objective of the project is to put the technology into operation on real routes, implement improvements in the industrial manufacturing process and consolidate the exploitation model.

Companies interested in including these containers in their routes can contact us directly:

+34 963 390 030

+34 647 701 196


More details about the project at zboxbluelogistics.com

2. XPande Digital Program

Navlandis S.L. has been a beneficiary of the European Regional Development Fund whose objective is to improve the competitiveness of SMEs and thanks to which it has launched an International Digital Marketing Plan with the aim of improving its online positioning in foreign markets during 2020. To do this has had the support of the XPANDE DIGITAL program of the Valencia Chamber of Commerce.

3. SME Innovation Projects (INNOVA-CV)

During the period 01/01/2019 – 10/31/2020, Navlandis has executed the project «Design optimization, evolution of the product family and industrialization of the serial production of Zbox, an innovative folding maritime container».

This project aimed to:

Design and development of versions of the Zbox 20ft and 40ft High Cube folding container that meet the requirements of the CSC (2014), ISO 1496-1: 2013 + A1: 2016 and LRCCS (2018) certifications, either unfolded or folded. Whose design and operation is optimized for possible repairs and for the industrialization of its manufacture.

Design and development of tools for mass production of both Zbox folding container models.

The project has been divided into three phases, each of which involved the construction of a container prototype in accordance with the project objectives and the performance of certification tests.

As a result of the project, two prototypes of Zbox 20 ‘have been obtained, the last of which has met all certification requirements. The mass production tools corresponding to this model have also been built, so the company is in a position to start manufacturing the first series of Zbox containers.

Regarding the Zbox 40 ‘HC version, a container design has been obtained and various parts of it have been prototyped, without reaching the construction of the final prototype due to the exhaustion of the project execution time, among others.

Total eligible cost: € 277,743.14

Grant awarded: € 124,984.41

4. Program for the Creation of Technology-Based Companies

This project has been financed through the concession of the Technology-Based Business Creation Program promoted by IVACE and the European Funds.

The project has consisted in the development of the first prototype of the folding container- Zbox.

In order to advance the manufacturing of the prototype, detailed engineering work necessary for definition and structural validation of the prototype has been carried out throughout the project.

The Navlandis team has participated in the project, and has been assisted by industrial mechanical engineers, with the participation of ICITEC, from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, which has been in charge of carrying out the structural resistance tests, and the company Metalcudia, which has been the metalworking company in charge of manufacturing the different phases of the prototype.

The Navlandis team has developed the prototype in 3 phases:

4.1 Phase 1

Connections between the different parte of the container are made. On one side the connection of the twist knot and on the other side the connection of the slipknot.

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4.2 Phase 2

Solution for the front side of the container. This is the main side in which the structural solution of the container is integrated, and where our technology houses the folding mechanisms. This design and test phase has a main objective- the verification of resistance against compression that the stacking of containers in their vertical structure causes, as indicated by the regulations, as well as a verification of the folding mechanism at a flat level.

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4.3 Phase 3

Container complete. In this phase the complete container has been constructed.

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