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20/01/2021
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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

06/01/2021
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New Year, New Rules – Why Now is the Right Time to Switch from Wood to Plastic Pallets

It’s the start of a New Year, and while making resolutions and looking forward to a better year than the one that was 2020, here at Exporta we are also here to look at why now more than ever it makes sense to switch from wooden pallets to plastic pallets. From January 1st not only was it the start of a New Year, but new rules came into effect as part of our move away from the EU. Shipping goods within the EU now means that all wooden pallets must... Read More

13/11/2020
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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

16/10/2020
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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

24/08/2020

Exporta – New, Refreshed and Revitalised

  Exporta traded hard during the coronavirus crisis and lockdown and have continued to improve and grow the business. This has meant we have come out stronger and leaner than before and are recording record growth and sales through continued focus on our customers and focused marketing. The problem we have always had is that we offer such a wide, deep and comprehensive range of products for the product handling, store and stock movement environments that’s its so hard to encompass what we do in a simple message. We compete... Read More

plastic pallets vs wood pallets 02/07/2020
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Plastic Pallets – All You Need To Know

Here at Exporta, we’re experts in plastic pallets. To help pass our knowledge to our customers and explain the many benefits of using plastic pallets over wooden pallets, we’ve created a full guide with all of the information you need to know before making the investment for your business.  From the benefits and cost factors to environmental impact and safety, read on for everything you need to know about plastic pallets. Why Choose Plastic Pallets? One of the biggest queries our clients have is what benefits plastic pallets have over... Read More

25/06/2020
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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

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An Update for Our Customers – June 2020

It’s been 12 weeks since the UK entered lockdown and I wanted to thank all our customers, old and new, for your support during this period and give an update on what’s been happening here at Exporta. As we service key industries dispatching has continued throughout to ensure that you get what you need when you need it and our warehouse team have done a fantastic job in making this happen whilst our office staff decamped to work from home – with great results and terrific teamwork. As we move... Read More