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Are You Ready To Move Online?

  Are You Ready To Move Online? Even before March 2020, many businesses were starting to move from traditional retailing to e-commerce order fulfilment. The Covid-19 pandemic has merely accelerated this progress and as shoppers become accustomed to the benefits of buying online, this trend will likely continue beyond the lifting of restrictions. For businesses with online order fulfilment already planned or in place, the transition has been relatively seamless. For companies who have yet to make the change – and need to do so to survive – the process... Read More

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The Rise of Vertical Farming

As reported by Farmers Weekly magazine, vertical farming is seeing a growth in popularity in the UK. What is vertical farming? Vertical farming uses soil-free techniques to grow plants under closely controlled and monitored environments, often located in buildings or shipping containers, and even able to re-use abandoned tunnels and mine shafts. A vertical farming system holds plants in trays stacked on specially designed racking that optimises the plants’ exposure to artificial lighting and climate-controlled air. Vertical farming solutions also control two other elements essential to growth besides light and... Read More

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Exporta Provides ‘Same Day’ Delivery for Leading Food Industry Company

At Exporta we pride ourselves on our commitment to next day delivery on stock items, it’s an aspect of our service that makes our customers lives easier as they can be assured they’ll get the product handling goods they need efficiently. Sometimes however, next day delivery isn’t quite quick enough, and in those cases it’s vital to adapt. Last year, Sinead Morris of Muller UK came to Exporta with a problem. She needed a stack of pallets to be delivered on the day she made contact. Without the pallets, there... Read More

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Exporta Creates a Custom Pallet Box Solution for a Leading Subsea Engineering Company

At Exporta, we strive to provide solutions that are tailored specifically to our customer’s needs. Sometimes one of our stock products can do this, on other occasions however, we have to think outside the box. In 2020 subsea engineering firm Oceaneering came to us with a problem. They had an array of different pallet boxes that their engineers would use to take parts on site to a job. The problem was, there was no consistency or style of box in place, it was a collection of different styles and different... Read More

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Exporta’s Environmental Plans for 2021

Being an environmentally conscious and sustainable thinking company is just as important to us as our business values, customer service and having a happy team! We are committed to promoting sustainability from within our offices right through to the products we provide our customers. Read on to see what we are doing to promote a more environmentally friendly future. ISO14001 We have once again achieved ISO14001 certification. Our constant commitment to the environment is always present in our day-to-day activities and within our product ranges. The ISO 140001 standard ensures organisations... Read More

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Bespoke Sized Poly-Crates for ConvaTec

Recently, ConvaTec, a leading UK company in medical products and technologies, came to us with a problem. They had changed the methods they used to ship goods and in doing so had discovered that the existing packaging solution they had was no longer fit for purpose. They were using cardboard crates to ship their products, and with the extra weight after a change in load specification, the crates could no longer withstand the rigours of the shipping process. This was causing ConvaTec several problems. There were costly damages to the... Read More

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Case Study – Gravity Fed Racking

The Brief Marley Alutec, The UK leader in innovative aluminium guttering, rainwater drainage and eaves solutions, contacted Exporta looking for help and support in improving the layout, processes, and efficiency of their extrusions warehouse operation in Bedford. Their main issue was that the range had grown over time and processes had changed. New lines and ranges were added, and the racking was extended on an ad-hoc basis over several years. The result was a well-stocked warehouse that operated perfunctorily but was not aesthetically pleasing, or as efficient as the business... Read More

New Recycled Crates Range 04/09/2020
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Exporta Launches New Range of Recycled Euro Crates and Extends its Euro Crate range

Exporta has increased and extended its range of Euro Crates. Introducing three new sizes and Black Recycled Euro crates, unique to the UK market.   Exporta has expanded its range offering on Euro Crates with three new sizes, as well as the addition of a new range of five Euro Crates made entirely from recycled material, making them the most eco-friendly euro crates available in the UK.   Exporta identified a gap in the market and worked with their suppliers to create a range that ticks every box. Recycled material... Read More

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Our Guide to Face Masks & Coverings

There are so many options out there for Face Masks and Face Coverings available and it can be very confusing as not all masks are the equal and there can be major variations in the level of protection and use for each type. The market is now becoming flooded with low quality products with fake certificates and products claiming to be FFP2 or Surgical Type IIR masks when they are clearly not. I will try to explain in layman’s terms and plain English the various types of masks, what they... Read More