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Warehouse Solutions

26/05/2021
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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

29/04/2021
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7 Reasons Why Plastic Pallets Are Better Than Timber – And Cheaper

Timber has traditionally been the material of choice for pallets, but that could be about to change as more users shift to plastic pallets. When was the last time you compared the two alternatives? Let’s take a look. 1. Covid/Brexit Threaten Timber Pallet Availability & Price In February 2021, Global Cold Chain News reported that the combination of the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit are affecting both the availability and cost of timber pallets. Referring to findings by independent market report company Afry they told of how the index price of... Read More

23/04/2021
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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

11/03/2021
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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

23/02/2021
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Exporta’s Top 5 Benefits of ALC’s

Attached Lid Containers, or Tote Boxes, are heavy duty plastic boxes with hinged lids. These are used in a variety of settings and applications. From warehouse storage to pharmaceutical settings, Attached Lid Containers are an ideal solution for storage and movement of products.                   In this blog, we explore some of the key benefits of using Attached Lid Containers: 1. Storage – these containers boast fantastic storage capacity. This can solve space saving issues in warehouse racking systems. 2. Stackable – this... Read More

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