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Pallet Racking Design & Fit-Out in Peterhead

Case Study This case study describes a recent project we undertook in Peterhead. It’s one of many examples of how we can help reinvigorate your warehouse, making your operation more efficient, compliant and competitive. If you’d like to discuss your warehouse project, get in touch today by calling 0800 294 4394 or email sales@exportaglobal.co.uk The Problem In this scenario, the client was only using the available floor space in one of their warehouses for storing pallets. They were looking to increase their storage capacity and they wanted to install pallet... Read More

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“Fruit and vegetable growers moving away from wooden crates to clean, lightweight and durable plastic crates”

Our Head of eCommerce and Fulfillment Don Marshall spoke to Fresh Plaza last month about our range, Plastic is not exactly in vogue at the moment but it does have its advantages in transportation and storage environments. Don Marshall Head of Ecommerce & Fulfilment at Scottish based company Exporta believes it a much better material for pallets and crates than wood. “Fruit and vegetable growers are moving away from the traditional wooden crates used during harvest time to the clean, lightweight and durable plastic crates,” explains Don. “Plastic does not rot... Read More

02/12/2019
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Hercules Collapsible Pallet Box

The Hercules Collapsible Pallet Box has an innovative new design, it’s packed with useful features! Available in standard size (1200x1000mm) and euro size (1200x800mm) this box can carry up to 750KG in transit! The box is stackable, and when folded down can stack up to 6 high to save space. The folded height of this box is only 35omm! All side walls can be removed and replaced, this means additional drop down doors can be implemented, or a wall can be replaced in the event of damage. Document holders ensure... Read More

25/11/2019
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Shelving & Container Combinations

We have a current scheme running in our own warehouse called Project Glide.  Quote simply, we review data for usage of products & place these faster moving products nearer the inbound loading bays & dispatch area. This means that our warehouse team are spending less time to store away incoming shipments & pick our customer orders.  Classic case of LESS=MORE. Not only does this apply to bulk stacks of plastic pallets and containers & wooden collars, but also on smaller items. Traditionally & sensibly everyone places smaller items on Shelving... Read More

16/10/2019
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Increase Efficiency and Warehouse Organisation with Exporta Picking Bins

Exporta recently have helped a large clothing ecommerce company increase efficiency and reduce product damage in warehouse storage and picking areas.  They were using cardboard boxes, double or triple stacking and picking from these. The result was the weight crushed the cardboard boxes underneath making picking difficult and sometimes damaging the goods. What’s so good about picking bins? In today’s demanding world of the need of quick and efficient product picking, it is still surprising to find some warehouses still struggling to cope with these conditions. Imagine the downtime in... Read More

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Rigid Pallet Boxes

The Rigid Pallet Box sits at the backbone of Industry across the world….the most commonly used word to describe them is that they are just “solid”. Used in all types of industries from waste management right through to shipping of high value goods overseas, these boxes that excel themselves every time – now are available with a lid as an option to ensure all things are secure. Have you often had that sneaky feeling when you are packing up goods for storage or onwards shipping and doubting yourself as to... Read More

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Filling the Cube – Maximising Your Warehouse Space

Purchasing Manager John Wilkin discusses how you can safely maximise your warehouse space… Whatever the floor area of your warehouse or stock room, it`s the height that makes the significant difference. Maximising the use of the building`s height or what is known as `filling the cube` & often utilising shelving and pallet racking is a successful method to achieve this. But this principle of effective design and layout has two efficiency aspects Effective utilisation of space in the warehouse Placement of stock so as to minimise labour and handling costs.... Read More

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Load Securely

This month we spoke to warehouse manager Calum Young about the benefits of  loading securely… At some point we have all probably been victim to ill packaged goods. You know, the boxes/ loads that look like Tyson Fury has used them for boxing practice. Remember your reaction?? Of course you do. Annoyance, frustration, rage and ultimately disappointment.                     The knock-on effect of a poorly shipped order has nothing but a negative impact on any Company. Some of the issues raised would... Read More

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A NEW Use for Dunnage Air Bags

Dunnage Air Bags are designed to secure products safely and securely within a shipping container, however, how about this for a new use? You can fit your Dunnage Bags inside packing cases to stop your product moving in transit. The traditional method involves putting wooden battens or chocks in the container, this involves added labour and the material used may not be heat treated and compatible for the export journey. What better than an air cushion to safely secure your product? Simply place your Dunnage Air Bags in the void... Read More

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Dunnage or Damage? You Decide!

Damaged to products whilst in transport cost time and money, no company can afford these kinds of disruptions Let’s have a look at the cost of a damaged trailer/container load of the products we ship out on a regular basis compared to the cost of protecting your goods with dunnage bags. Scenario A container contains 328 x 01-RP12105 Plastic Pallets worth £42.83 each Total value of container = £14,048.24 When this container is in transit, movement causes the load to shift inside the container and as a result 10%/2 stacks... Read More