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Warehouse Solutions

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

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

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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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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Automation Pallets – Wooden or Plastic?

Why should I choose a Plastic Pallet for my automated system? Many companies nowadays are looking to make things quicker, smoother and more efficient. They want less human interaction, less errors and often companies look to automation to achieve this. As with many things, the better the input and planning, the better the output and automated warehouse systems are a prime example of this. There are many examples where companies have suffered after an automated system has been installed. When companies are looking to invest in automated equipment, the humble... Read More