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Why Branding is Key to Returnable Transport Packaging
2/08/22

Why Branding is Key to Returnable Transport Packaging

The important factor of returnable packaging is that is works as part of a loop system or circular economy, something […]
New Technology to Support Your Operation
25/07/22

New Technology to Support Your Operation

It’s a busy time in the Exporta production centre this July. We’re excited to announce that we have just installed […]
Exporta | Folding-Crates Video
19/07/22

Exporta | Folding-Crates Video

How Changing Your Pallet Can Reduce Your Fuel Costs
14/07/22

How Changing Your Pallet Can Reduce Your Fuel Costs

We’re all trying to make more efficiencies in our lives. Time efficiencies, energy efficiencies and now with rising fuel costs, […]
Exporta Adds New Innovative Storage Solution to Container Range
6/07/22

Exporta Adds New Innovative Storage Solution to Container Range

Over the years, we have built up a wide range of crate and container options tailored to our customer’s needs. […]
How Load Securing Can Save Your Opertaion Money
30/06/22

How Load Securing Can Save Your Opertaion Money

Just as having air bags in your car is essential, protecting your goods in transport should also be a top […]
How Secure are Anti-Slip Plastic Pallets?
24/06/22

How Secure are Anti-Slip Plastic Pallets?

There are a lot of misconceptions about plastic pallets. They can’t be recycled (they can), they are not as durable […]
Glossary: Storage and Pallet Box Terms You Should Know in 2022
16/06/22

Glossary: Storage and Pallet Box Terms You Should Know in 2022

Pallet Box A pallet box is a highly durable, quality plastic container. These are versatile products that can be used […]
With the timber market facing uncertainty, there’s never been a better time to switch to Plastic Pallets
7/06/22

With the timber market facing uncertainty, there’s never been a better time to switch to Plastic Pallets

There are currently some well documented issues facing the European timber market. For pallet users, sourcing a pallet is becoming […]
Pallet Size Guide 2022
1/06/22

Pallet Size Guide 2022

You might have noticed that there are a wide range of pallet sizes available. However, there are thankfully not as […]
Looking for Customised Pallet Boxes?
24/05/22

Looking for Customised Pallet Boxes?

Did you know that here at Exporta, not only do we supply a great range of Pallet Boxes, but we […]
The Rise of Returnable Packaging
18/05/22

The Rise of Returnable Packaging

At the end 2021, we highlighted reusable and returnable packaging as a trend we would see increase in 2022. With […]
Automation Pallets: Why Choose Plastic Over Wood
11/05/22

Automation Pallets: Why Choose Plastic Over Wood

What automation pallet is best? Many companies nowadays are looking to make things quicker, smoother, and more efficient. They want […]
Exporta is Stocked and Ready to Support Your Business
26/04/22

Exporta is Stocked and Ready to Support Your Business

We have more than 150,000 products in stock and ready to ship to you next day! We’re proud to be […]
Plastic Pallets: Frequently Asked Questions
14/04/22

Plastic Pallets: Frequently Asked Questions

Being experts in pallets, with over 150 years combined experience, there are plastic pallet questions that come up time and […]
Exporta Launches New Range of Roll Containers
5/04/22

Exporta Launches New Range of Roll Containers

Sometimes called a roll container, roll trolley, roll pallet or cage trolley. These containers are hugely versatile and are a […]
What is the Plastic Packaging Tax 2022?
29/03/22

What is the Plastic Packaging Tax 2022?

In 2021, the UK Government published details of a new plastic packaging tax (PPT) that would come into effect from […]
What is The Lifetime Value of a Plastic Pallet?
21/03/22

What is The Lifetime Value of a Plastic Pallet?

What is the lifetime value of a plastic pallet? It’s a question that comes up time and time again. If […]
What is a Dunnage Air Bag?
8/03/22

What is a Dunnage Air Bag?

At Exporta, we have a lot of self-explanatory products. Products such as plastic pallets, ratchet straps, crates… basically items that […]
Plastic Pallet Buying Guide 2022
1/03/22

Plastic Pallet Buying Guide 2022

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PLASTIC PALLETS Many businesses are switching from traditional wooden pallets to plastic pallets with […]
14 Storage Container Terms to Know in 2022
22/02/22

14 Storage Container Terms to Know in 2022

Do you know your storage containers from your storage boxes? Is there a difference between an ALC and a Tote […]
How Much Does a Plastic Pallet Cost?
15/02/22

How Much Does a Plastic Pallet Cost?

The short answer, it depends. To understand how much you’ll need to spend to switch to using a plastic pallet, […]
Plastic Pallet Case Study – CF Stead
7/02/22

Plastic Pallet Case Study – CF Stead

Plastic Pallet Case Study – Brandaeur
7/02/22

Plastic Pallet Case Study – Brandaeur

Exporta | Move It – Store It – Secure It
7/02/22

Exporta | Move It – Store It – Secure It

Exporta | Plastic Pallets and Storage Boxes
2/02/22

Exporta | Plastic Pallets and Storage Boxes

PALLET RACKING DESIGN & FIT-OUT IN PETERHEAD
20/01/22

PALLET RACKING DESIGN & FIT-OUT IN PETERHEAD

The Problem In this scenario, the client was only using the available floor space in one of their warehouses for […]
Logistics & Supply Chain Trends For 2022
20/01/22

Logistics & Supply Chain Trends For 2022

It’s that time of year, when we reflect on the year gone by and what’s to come. We know the […]
How and where can I find a good plastic pallet supplier?
18/01/22

How and where can I find a good plastic pallet supplier?

With hundreds of plastic pallets on the market, an experienced plastic pallet supplier will help you choose the right pallet […]
Wooden pallets vs plastic pallets
14/12/21

Wooden pallets vs plastic pallets

Wood has long been the material of choice for pallets. Now, plastic is a strong rival and sustainable alternative for […]
Pallet Selector Tool
10/12/21

Pallet Selector Tool

Choosing the right pallet for your company
11/11/21

Choosing the right pallet for your company

Making sure you choose the right pallet for your company’s requirements is crucial. The right pallets help you optimise space, […]
5 ways to improve supply chain sustainability
13/10/21

5 ways to improve supply chain sustainability

Developing a sustainable supply chain has become a priority for many businesses when it comes to fulfilling environmental responsibility. Sourcing, […]
5 reasons why plastic pallets are sustainable
29/09/21

5 reasons why plastic pallets are sustainable

The word ‘plastic’ is often automatically associated with being bad for the environment. Naturally, your assumption might be that wooden […]
Euro pallet vs standard pallet: What is the difference?
11/08/21

Euro pallet vs standard pallet: What is the difference?

Pallets are an efficient product handling solution that eliminates logistical issues involved when moving items safely and securely. Pallets allow […]
What are pallet collars and why should you use them?
7/07/21

What are pallet collars and why should you use them?

Pallets are a popular method of safely and securely handling products. Whether wooden or plastic, pallets are used to transport, […]
ARE YOU READY TO MOVE ONLINE?
25/05/21

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 […]
THE RISE OF VERTICAL FARMING
16/05/21

THE RISE OF VERTICAL FARMING

As reported by Farmers Weekly magazine, vertical farming is seeing a growth in popularity in the UK. What is vertical farming? Vertical […]
NEW RANGE OF STACKING TOTE BOXES
5/05/21

NEW RANGE OF STACKING TOTE BOXES

New for 2021, Exporta is introducing our range of Blue Stacking Totes. You also may know them as Stack Nest […]
EXPORTA PROVIDES ‘SAME DAY’ DELIVERY FOR LEADING FOOD INDUSTRY COMPANY
22/04/21

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 […]
7 REASONS WHY PLASTIC PALLETS ARE BETTER THAN TIMBER – AND CHEAPER
20/04/21

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 […]
EXPORTA CREATES A CUSTOM PALLET BOX SOLUTION FOR A LEADING SUBSEA ENGINEERING COMPANY
10/03/21

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 […]
EXPORTA’S TOP 5 BENEFITS OF ALC’S
22/02/21

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 […]
EXPORTA’S ENVIRONMENTAL PLANS FOR 2021
19/01/21

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 […]
ISPM15 – WHY NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO SWITCH FROM WOOD TO PLASTIC PALLETS
5/01/21

ISPM15 – WHY NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO SWITCH FROM WOOD TO PLASTIC PALLETS

At the start of the New Year everyone is making resolutions and looking forward to a better year ahead. At […]
BESPOKE SIZED POLY-CRATES FOR CONVATEC
12/11/20

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 […]
GRAVITY FED RACKING
15/10/20

GRAVITY FED RACKING

The Brief Marley Alutec, The UK leader in innovative aluminium guttering, rainwater drainage and eaves solutions, contacted Exporta looking for […]
EXPORTA LAUNCHES NEW RANGE OF RECYCLED EURO CRATES AND EXTENDS ITS EURO CRATE RANGE
3/09/20

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 […]
PUSH BACK AND ADJUSTABLE PALLET RACKING PROJECT
16/08/20

PUSH BACK AND ADJUSTABLE PALLET RACKING PROJECT

The Brief To maximise the pallet storage capacity within a relatively confined space. Introduction The supply and installation of push […]
PLASTIC PALLETS – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
1/07/20

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 […]
AUTOMATION PALLETS – WOODEN OR PLASTIC?
12/03/20

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, […]
FRUIT AND VEGETABLE GROWERS MOVING AWAY FROM WOODEN CRATES TO CLEAN, LIGHTWEIGHT AND DURABLE PLASTIC CRATES
4/03/20

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE GROWERS MOVING AWAY FROM WOODEN CRATES TO CLEAN, LIGHTWEIGHT AND DURABLE PLASTIC CRATES

Our Head of eCommerce and Fulfillment Don Marshall spoke to Fresh Plaza last month about our range, Plastic is not […]
EXPORTA CASE STUDY – RACKING & STORAGE SYSTEM
20/02/20

EXPORTA CASE STUDY – RACKING & STORAGE SYSTEM

Location London Size of Space 1,000 sq. ft. Timeframe 2 weeks Introducing The fit out of a new warehouse for […]
EXPORTA CASE STUDY – MEZZANINE FLOOR LONDON
27/01/20

EXPORTA CASE STUDY – MEZZANINE FLOOR LONDON

The Brief Year: 2019 Location: London Size of Space: 3,000 sq. ft. Timeframe: 2 Weeks Introduction A new mezzanine floor system for a construction […]