Packaging regulations and customer requirements now frequently demand specialist attention, both in the UK and abroad.
If you are in the food or pharmaceutical business your customers will be looking very closely at the health and safety of the packaging you use. Pallets may carry diseases including E Coli. This leads to demands for treated hygienic plastic pallets and boxes, or at least heat treated wooden ones. And when you begin to export, the challenges are greater still.
Your freight forwarder may well be able to help you with arranging various aspects of packaging, which can include the selection of pallet type and size, palletising goods, creating and filling crates, ensuring compliance with export regulations and expert packaging (a specialist job in itself but one which pays back in terms of avoiding damage en route and rejections at the port of receipt).
Don’t be tempted to skimp on this very important function or your business may suffer.