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Packaging for export

When packaging a product for export you need to keep in mind the four major factors: breakage, weight, moisture and pilferage.

Also, how a product is packaged depends upon the destination and the method of transportation. Your package must be designed to handle the following stress factors: repeated loading and unloading, being unloaded in the rain and stored in the open, stacked, pushed, shoved, dragged, dropped, processed on a conveyer belt even sent down a chute.
If your buyer does not give any packaging specifications you can contact your freight forwarder to provide packaging information. Packaging for air shipments requires lighter packaging than ocean shipments.  (To avoid theft in transit it is best to use plain boxes without logos or name brands.)

Also, because transportation costs are determined by volume and weight, special reinforced and lightweight packing materials have been devised for exporting. Packing goods to minimize weight and volume may save money as well as ensuring that goods are properly packed. Be sure to pack goods in strong containers with the weight evenly distributed within the container. If possible pack goods on pallets for easy handling. A filler made of moisture-resistant material is imperative.

At Downlands Packaging, we can design and advise you on the best packaging solution for exporting your products. 
Protect your export products with our custom designed and made timber, plywood and export grade card cases and crates.
Call us on 01903 756611.


Custom made Heavy Duty Cases and Crates for Export

Protect export products with our custom designed and made timber, plywood and export grade card cases and crates.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re transporting goods by air, sea, road or rail – you need to protect the contents from damage.

Heavy duty grades of corrugated board can be produced for use in ‘export’ cases to provide the extra strength required.
Our timber and plywood crates are sourced from managed, sustainable forests. The timber is ‘heat treated’ and comes with a sanitary certificate.  This number or code is stencilled or marked on the pallets or crates, and is accepted worldwide to show the product conforms to import.export regulations.

Talk to our packaging experts today to find out the best solution for your export requirements on 01903 756611.


Downlands receive Finalist Award in Manufacturer of the Year Awards – 2013

Downlands Packaging Managing Director, Maurice Lee, was recently presented with a Finalist Award for the category of ICT in Manufacturing, at a glittering Gala Dinner,  held at the ICC in Birmingham on 4th December 2013.

Downlands Packaging Ltd, designers and manufacturers of bespoke packaging, were delighted to have been shortlisted in the ‘ICT in Manufacturing’ category of the prestigious Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2013 and to have won through to the final placings against some very high calibre opposition.

Downlands were nominated by the manufacturers of their management system who carried out a case study on Downlands use of their system. The case study was picked by the judging panel to put Downlands in the shortlist of only six companies nationally.