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4 Simple Ways to Increase Your Delivery Service Efficiency

Are you looking to make some changes to your delivery business’s daily operations to increase its efficiency? We’ve got your back! Running a courier business isn’t a walk in the park—there’s a fleet to maintain, expenses to control, and a team to manage. Still, increasing business efficiency is possible if

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Kite Packaging are announced WINNERS of the UK Packaging Awards ‘Supply Chain Solution of the year’ category.

The employee-owned packaging business has 7 sites located across the UK with a team of dedicated in-house specialists in the fields of load retention, in-the-box, packaging technologists and aerospace and automotive packaging design engineers. Kites packaging specialists are supported by best-in-class technology, systems, design capability and their Mobile Testing facility

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Improve your pack room equipment

Employee-owned packaging company, Kite Packaging, has recently expanded two of its popular pack room products, their dynamic gummed paper tape machine and glue gun bundles. Efficiency in your pack room is essential to ensure the smooth running of your operation, along with high-quality equipment at your disposal. Kites new gummed

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The Importance of Package Integrity in the Manufacturing Industry

In recent times, manufacturing industries are embracing non-destructive non-package testing. A defective package makes the product loos sterility. Contamination of manufactured due to leakage can be catastrophic in pharmaceutical products. The physical method of testing packages is reliable and verifiable, unlike biological tests. With package leak detectors like FlexPax, businesses

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Paper bubble dispenser box is one of leading packaging companies, Kite Packaging’s, latest environmental solutions

Employee-owned packaging business Kite Packaging is constantly bringing solutions to market to support companies looking for high quality packaging. In recent years they have shown a commitment to increasing their range of environmental solutions, and their paper bubble dispenser box is their newest addition. 100% recyclable and the perfect solution

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BDC 317 : Jun 2024

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Kite packaging have expanded their range of vacuum, bagging, and shrinking equipment.

Kite Packaging is one of the UK’s leading packaging suppliers and the only employee-owned business of its kind within its sector. They have a broad team of in-house experts who are constantly bringing new and improved packaging solutions to market, with the latest being a focus on their range of vacuum, bagging and shrinking equipment. Vacuum sealer Operating slightly different from vacuum chambers, vacuum sealers are operated different in that the bags are placed externally to the machine rather than inside it; air is then removed, and the bag is sealed, all of which is done outside of the machine. Particularly useful when packs need to be packaged in a certain way. Available in 3 different seal bar lengths 520mm, 720mm and 1020mm, they are suitable to accommodate a variety of different sized goods and can be purchased with a range of accessories to improve efficiency. Shrink hoods Designed to speed up packaging lines by providing both a heat and shrinking method in one unit, they are a quicker alternative to heat shrink guns or standard desk top sealing. Commonly used for products such as retail, as the clear wrap displays items professionally and is secure and tamper-proof. Available in the range are shrink hood chambers, suitable for smaller volume operations and shrink hoods, suitable for larger sized operations and shrink hood tunnels, which can be used in conjunction with the shrink hood machines to reduce time and labour time. Bagging machines Bagging machines are automated solutions designed to speed up the filling and sealing process and are suitable for a variety of products. They give consistency to your operations and reduce labour time. Typically used in conjunction with a conveyor or packing bench for speed and efficiency, we have two options available in the range to suit various operations. To find out more please visit kitepackaging.co.uk.

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4 Simple Ways to Increase Your Delivery Service Efficiency

Are you looking to make some changes to your delivery business’s daily operations to increase its efficiency? We’ve got your back! Running a courier business isn’t a walk in the park—there’s a fleet to maintain, expenses to control, and a team to manage. Still, increasing business efficiency is possible if you have a good team and the right tools in place. But how do you increase your delivery efficiency? The secret to increasing delivery efficiency lies in your ability to utilize resources effectively. Even the smallest changes deployed can have a significant impact on your business. That said, here are some tips to help you increase your delivery service efficiency. 1. Set Priorities Any efficient delivery process starts with setting order priorities. This way, you’ll be able to easily identify stops that must be done at the beginning of your route based on an order’s importance or specified calendar date. But to achieve that, you’ll need to invest in route planner software. The best route planner apps let you set advanced parameters like priority stops and time-constraints. For instance, if you’re a courier and one of your clients needs their package delivered ASAP, you can prioritize that stop and your route planner app will optimize the fastest route for that stop. This not only increases delivery efficiency but also ensures customer needs are met, and on time. 2. Go Paperless You want your delivery agents and other staff to stay organized, right? That goal can easily be achieved by going paperless. Having a paperless office or processes will save you time that you’d have spent sorting, printing, and mailing filing papers. But when you go paperless, you’ll significantly improve delivery efficiency since you’ll be able to create, search, and store documents online. These online documents can be accessed anywhere and from any device. Plus, you’ll be able to quickly find any personal or business document you need, instead of spending hours digging through piles of file folders. 3. Focus on Customer Service In a crowded marketplace, making a positive impression can mean the difference between getting repeat customers and clients switching to the competition.  That said, your success in the courier industry depends on how you treat your customers. Do they always complain of late delivery? What about pricing…are your customers concerned about your high prices? Are they satisfied by your mode of delivery and communication? If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, you’ll need to work on the areas of your business that are lacking.  For instance, if your customers always call to inquire about delivery progress, you could invest in a route monitoring software that provides real-time updates to customers. If communication is the problem, you could open multiple channels of interacting with your clients, ranging from social media to live chats and more. 4. Limit Unauthorized Vehicle Use One of the benefits of investing in fleet tracking software is that you get to track your drivers and manage your fleet better. This not only helps you to track your vehicles in the event they get stolen but also helps to limit unauthorized vehicle use. If not tracked and monitored, your delivery drivers might divert from their scheduled route to attend personal errands in-between jobs. Worst of all, unscrupulous drivers might use your delivery vehicles for unrelated and unauthorized businesses. Such activities might paralyze business operations, cause wear and tear, and affect the overall fleet efficiency. Wrapping Up By incorporating the above strategies, you’ll stand to benefit from increased delivery efficiency and be able to stick to your commitments.

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One of the UK’s leading packaging companies have launched a range of wax lined boxes for food

Employee-owned packaging business, Kite Packaging, has expanded its range of packaging for the food industry by adding wax lined boxes to their leading b2b ecommerce website. Wax lined boxes, also commonly referred to as ‘meat boxes’ are suitable for direct contact with food thanks to their PE (wax lining) and are strong, robust, fibre-based, solid board boxes ideal for packing moist and chilled solutions, even in humid environments. One of their added benefits is that food can be directly frozen or stored in the box without the need for additional bags, however, if additional bags are favourable, they can be used in conjunction with Kites range of blue tint gusseted bags. Commonly used within the food industry to transport or store raw meat, poultry, cakes, vegetables and much more, they are available in two sizes, both of which are easy and simple to erect. For more information on Kite Packaging and their range of goods and services, please visit, kitepackaging.co.uk.

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Kite Packaging launch plastic free bottle protection for a wide range of fragile items

The employee-owned packaging business has 7 sites located around the UK and have always focused on bringing innovative solutions to market. Their latest two product launches involve plastic free bottle protectors, both 100% recyclable and biodegradable, they make the perfect solution for protecting delicate items. Flexi-Hex With its unique patented honeycomb design, Flexi-Hex is a great alternative to plastic and other protective packaging solutions such as polystyrene, and is much more cost-effective than other paper solutions such as ‘pulp‘ packaging. Extremely strong and adaptable, it is suitable for glass, bottles, homewares, ceramics and much more. Simply place between the two-honeycomb structures and use in conjunction with Kites single wall outer box for ultimate protection during transit. Corrugated sleeving Designed to mould itself around a variety of shapes, our 100% recyclable and biodegradable corrugated sleeving is suitable to protect a wide range of products, from glass, bottles, ceramics, jars, homeware and much more. Moisture resistant, adaptable, and extremely easy to use they are a great lightweight plastic free alternative. Simply place in-between the cylinder shape structure and use in conjunction with Kites tailor-made postal boxes, for added protection during transit fill any voids with Kites paper bubble or SpeedMan paper. For more information on Kite packaging please visit kitepackaging.co.uk.

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Kite Packaging are announced WINNERS of the UK Packaging Awards ‘Supply Chain Solution of the year’ category.

The employee-owned packaging business has 7 sites located across the UK with a team of dedicated in-house specialists in the fields of load retention, in-the-box, packaging technologists and aerospace and automotive packaging design engineers. Kites packaging specialists are supported by best-in-class technology, systems, design capability and their Mobile Testing facility Unit – home to some of the industries leading technology and testing equipment. This was the first year the employee-owned business entered the prestigious UK Packaging Awards. Entering 5 submissions, 4 of which were shortlisted, was a great achievement. The announcement that Kite are winners in the supply chain solution of the year category, was a fantastic success for the whole team. The winning solution was a complete packaging re-design for a leading manufacturer of cookers, kitchen appliances and interior furnishings. The client approached Kite as their existing packaging did not sit correct with their philosophy, was taking too long to pack and was not actually doing the job it was meant to – protecting their items. The packaging technologists worked together with the in house specialist divisions and came up with a packaging solution that not only gave them a re-usable, highly protective solution, but achieved the following great results :- reduced packaging weight, damages, plastic content, cost, packing time and packing space. For more information on Kite Packaging please visit kitepackaging.co.uk.

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Kite Packaging expalins the benefits of pallet wrap and pallet wrap systems

Employee-owned business Kite Packaging are one of the UK’s largest packaging distributors offering a range of solutions suited to all industries. Often the hub of many businesses, warehouses commonly see an increase in activity at this time of year. To support operations, Kite take a brief look at some of the benefits of pallet wrap and pallet wrap systems and remind businesses of the importance of applying and using pallet wrap correctly. Not only do Kite have a vast range of solutions, they also have specialist pallet wrap engineers that are on hand to offer support and advice and have access to manual pull plate tests, electronic force/puncture tests and technology lab testing. Some key benefits of using pallet wrap and pallet wrap systems Secure palletised products during transit Protection from dust, dirt, and moisture Prevent damage to goods Improving pallet stability Reduce the risk of injury Increase efficiency and speed Reduce waste Save money Support towards best practice and quality Prevent accidents during transportation and storage For more information, please refer to Kites whitepaper on the brochure section of their website, or give them a call on 02476 420065.

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Improve your pack room equipment

Employee-owned packaging company, Kite Packaging, has recently expanded two of its popular pack room products, their dynamic gummed paper tape machine and glue gun bundles. Efficiency in your pack room is essential to ensure the smooth running of your operation, along with high-quality equipment at your disposal. Kites new gummed paper tape dispenser is suitable for medium to large sized operations and has an array of benefits to improve speed and efficiency within your operation. One of the most dynamic gummed paper tape machines on the market, it is ideal for those looking for an automated solution, with the flexibility of a portable machine. With over 20 pre-set length and an auto-repeat, the ability to electronically provide any tape length between 150mm-2200mm in length, a guillotine blade and much more, it is sure to increase efficiency. Their new glue gun bundles are the perfect cost-saving addition to any company requiring glue guns with hot melt adhesive glue sticks. Commonly used to firmly bond a variety of materials such as wood, paper card, fabrics, foam, glass, plastics, corrugated cartons and much more, the glue gun works by melting the stick of glue at a high temperature. For more information on Kite Packaging, please visit kitepackaging.co.uk.

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The Importance of Package Integrity in the Manufacturing Industry

In recent times, manufacturing industries are embracing non-destructive non-package testing. A defective package makes the product loos sterility. Contamination of manufactured due to leakage can be catastrophic in pharmaceutical products. The physical method of testing packages is reliable and verifiable, unlike biological tests. With package leak detectors like FlexPax, businesses can detect leakages in packages before shipping the products.  Let us look at the importance of package Integrity. What is package Integrity?  Package integrity entails maintaining the exact configuration of products for the consumption of users. Manufactured food products need to keep their nutrients and quality. For pharmaceutical products, packaging will affect the safety and shelf life of the product. Reasons why Package Integrity matters Testing for leakage is a continuous process during the manufacturing process. Businesses must pay attention to the packaging needs of their products. The package leak detector is a tool for manufacturing industries to maintain integrity in their packaging. Excellent and efficient packaging will increase the customer base and appeal to potential consumers. It offers a competitive advantage over companies offering similar products. Let us look into some of the reasons why package integrity matters; It portrays the product quality Packaging offers the first impression for every potential client. A well-packaged item will appeal to a customer and prompt him/her to purchase the item. The packaging of food products needs to be secure from contamination. It is also the case of pharmaceutical products that are tight-packaged. A leakage in the packaging system will reduce the shelf life of such products. Offers protection to the product One of the primary purposes of packaging items is for product protection. The product must remain safe from the moment the manufacturers dispatch the item until it reaches the consumer. An ideal package should be resistant to damage while on the shelves. Package testing ensures that businesses find reliable methods to prevent tampering of the product. Specialized packages and seals help to discourage the sale of counterfeits. Is part of pharmaceuticals protocol Design The package design for pharmaceutical products needs testing before being qualified for selling. An accurate result in the testing process ensures that the product reaches the required specifications. The testing methods enhance the sterility and shelf life of the products. Testing using physical techniques is essential for package integrity. It prevents deterioration of the manufactured items during the transportation and storage process. Ensures the Safety of the Products Proper packaging ensures that manufactured products withstand forces that may cause damage. Businesses can show care about their customers by offering tamper proof products. It is critical for food items to maintain their nutritional value and taste. Checking against damage to the package ensures that the item reaches the client to enjoy as intended. There should be a minimal distortion to the product through leakage, compression, or impact. Instructions and user Information Package integrity also includes the ability to communicate with consumers. It is a way of offering consumers with safety and precaution measures. The package contains instructions about the product and shows the tests that the products go through in the production process.  Customers will know if the product package is damaged or not. Testing ensures high-quality Packaging Solutions The choice of packaging material should not react with the components in a product. It is critical to consider the effect of moisture and water to the product. A damaged product makes the manufacturers lose money. With the right testing technique, you can be sure that; External components such as moisture, air, and light do not penetrate the package. The product will maintain its quality and sterility. No physical damage happens during the shipping process. There is no contamination of the product. Conclusion It is bad for business when products are damaged and catastrophic when it poses a health risk to the consumer. Companies need to utilize the modern package testing techniques available.

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Kite Packaging’s specialist aerospace and defence team are MPAS registered for design

The employee-owned packaging business is now a MPAS registered company with one of Kites Aerospace & Defence Packaging Design Engineers a MPAS certified designer. This registration is not only important for companies already working with Kite, but also demonstrates the commitment to excellence and expertise that is important to a range of businesses looking to Kite for specialist design capabilities. Administered by the Ministry of Defence, MPAS registration assures that Military Level Packaging design meets the MOD requirements for safe handling, storage, and transportation and reinforces the capabilities of Kites Aerospace & Defence Team. For more information on Kite Packaging please visit kitepackaging.co.uk

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Paper bubble dispenser box is one of leading packaging companies, Kite Packaging’s, latest environmental solutions

Employee-owned packaging business Kite Packaging is constantly bringing solutions to market to support companies looking for high quality packaging. In recent years they have shown a commitment to increasing their range of environmental solutions, and their paper bubble dispenser box is their newest addition. 100% recyclable and the perfect solution for pick, pack and despatch areas, this compact solution includes Kite’s popular paper bubble in a portable dispenser box. Produced from biodegradable and recyclable materials it is extremely easy to use and is an ideal sustainable and cost-effective solution for companies needing to protect delicate goods. It is easy to move around to different locations and with a serrated edge it is extremely efficient and makes easy work of tearing paper off to your ideal length. Suited to small and medium sized operations particularly ecommerce, its ideal for filling and cushioning and perfect for eco-conscious minds wanting to protect fragile, delicate, and expensive items such as ceramics, glass and much more. For more information please visit kitepackaging.co.uk.

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