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Storage

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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

Every Company has a unique DNA | Shout it out on your crates and boxes!

Leaner, cleaner workplaces are now the norm, to be efficient, super-productive and competitive; the once-considered dirty, noisy engineering workshops are being transformed into state-of-the-art, glistening, ultra-clean, eat your dinner off the floor environments. To be in line with the £100,000’s spent on these improvements, companies are branding plastic crates and boxes not only to keep these areas looking smart but to also reinforce their brand. At Exporta we offer options for branding your crates; we offer a simple colour coded tagging system whereby a coloured square is printed on the... Read More

Why Exporta Euro Containers are perfect for Retail Environments

Why Exporta Euro Containers are perfect for Retail Environments. Unless you’ve invested £500,000 – £150,000,000 in an automated picking system, you’ll probably still be manually picking apparel if you work in a retail clothing warehouse. While it’s inevitable the robots will eventually come and claim every part of the process, there’s still time before Sarah Connor needs to get involved. Indeed many retail clothing operations still use hordes of willing employees to manually pick and move garments around their warehouse. While this can be a slick operation, and most Operations... Read More

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Awesome Bundle Offer – Euro Containers and Racking

Originally posted by Craig Dunn, 17/Aug/17 This is an awesome bundle offer for some heavy duty storage.  Heavy duty rivet racking and super strong Euro Containers with lids and locks.  We had half and hour of fun putting this video together and making it as dramatic as we could.  A bit tongue in cheek, but still a great offer. For more info on this Euro Container / Racking bundle or to buy online click here.