Don’t worry!! We’re here to guide you – pick up the phone, email or fax with your transit packaging problem or issue, and we’ll help you get it sorted. Simple!
The packaging industry is a hugely diverse and constantly evolving one with an almost limitless amount of choice available. The choices you make have a direct impact on cost. However, we can guide you to help minimise those costs given the many years experience we have in advising customers about their specific requirements.
EPD sources its range of packaging from a number of large manufacturing partners, all of whom have different machine capabilities. The specific nature of the item you require dictates which machines are best suited to producing it at lowest cost option, and consequently some machines tend to be ‘busier’ than others –this we call machine ’loading’, literally the amount of order to be produced buy a specific machine in a given time-frame. This applies to all custom-made packaging lines, irrespective of whether made from cardboard, polythene or paper.
Most of the more popular items of transit packaging we keep in stock for convenient ex-stock delivery, but some others require different lead times – we will always advise upon placing your order what the relevant delivery lead time will be.
The type of adhesive on the ‘sticky’ side of the tape varies greatly in quality, and therefore price – please talk to us so we can explain the different qualities to you and supply the most applicable type of tape to effectively do the job for you.
Just call us and we’ll happily either discuss over the phone or arrange a site visit to assess your needs, dependant on the volume/quantities of packaging required.
As with adhesive tape, the specific type of ‘stretch wrap’, ‘pallet wrap’ or ‘Clingfilm’ used to wrap pallets for despatch is dependant on the specific product to be wrapped, how much the pallet weighs, its delivery destination etc…
There are many types to choose from but as always, EPD can advise on minimising your cost for this very critical ‘last item in the packaging chain’ – get it wrong and your goods will not arrive at destination in good condition resulting in damages claims, and dissatisfied customers – get it right and you’ve removed another potential headache from your operation.
All of our packaging products are made from either paper, or polymer (derived from the petrochemical industry) based materials. As such, both these base materials are used in huge volumes globally, and consequently are commodities traded on the world’s stock markets, where price fluctuations are inherently linked to global supply and demand influence. Our product pricing therefore simply reflects this fact. Talk to us to find out how we can assist in limiting price fluctuations by effective ordering procedures.