Handling Your E-waste: Be Smart, Be Safe

We are living in an age where the consumption of technology is constantly increasing. We rely on technology for our jobs, for entertainment and for communication. We rely on technology in so many aspects of our lives that it can be important to have up to date technologies. This means that the turnover of technology such as computers is high, and they need to be disposed of correctly.

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If society does not manage their disposal of these technologies properly then they may end up in land fill, polluting out environment with potentially toxic substances and non-biodegradable plastics. It is our responsibility as consumers of technology to make sure that computer disposal is done safely and by professionals.

Having your computer disposal carried out by professionals is better for the environment but it also ensures your privacy is kept. Whether your computer is for personal use and has information related to your finances, health etc or they are for company use and has delicate information related to your companies running and your employee information, it is important to make sure that this is handled properly. By using a computer disposal service, you will ensure that your hard drives and computers and wiped of all information to keep your private information just that, private.

Here at Hoxton we provide high quality computer disposal and e-waste services that make sure your information is kept private and the computer parts are recycled and toxic matter is handled with knowledge and care. Hoxton works with disadvantaged individuals to help them enter the job market and get them skilled up. Hoxton employs people with disabilities and with barriers to employment, so you know that the work that you provide Hoxton is going to a cause that helps motivated, hardworking Australians.

Author; Arielle Jones, keeping your e-waste safe and private

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3 Reasons to Outsource Your Container Unloading

When it comes to container unloading there are a lot of variables to consider when choosing to either do it in house or outsource. You first and foremost want to make sure that your workers have the knowledge it takes to ensure that they are safe and there are no accidents. You also have to consider what is best for your product to ensure it is kept in its original condition and that your deadlines for the retail sale of your product are met.

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So here are 3 reasons to consider outsourcing your container unloading..

Safety
The safety of your workers should be number one priority so outsourcing your container unloading can often be the best option to ensure that it is completed by professionals who are aware of and adhere to safety standards. Unloading containers involves heavy machinery, correct lifting techniques and considerations of light and placement. All of these safety concerns are accounted for when using a professional container unloading service. By outsourcing your container unloading you also ensure the safety of your product, with quality processes ensuring no damage.

Expert knowledge and quality
Choosing a professional container unloading service means that your products are in knowledgeable hands with many years of experience. This means that you can put your trust in this company to complete the job to a high standard. Professional container unloading services will have quality processes in place to ensure that your job is completed timely and to the highest of quality regarding your specifications.

Extra services
By choosing the right container unloading service you may also be able to use this service for any extra services you may need. Such services may be storage of your product or any re-work or re-packing that needs to be done. If you are in need of these things, choosing a service that can offer you all of those things can save you both in time and transport costs. It pays for you to do your research to find a trustworthy service that can offer you all these things with a high quality of customer service.

Luckily, here at Hoxton we can offer you all of these things. Hoxton has been a packaging company for over 40 years, offering packing, re-work, storage and container unloading services. They can offer you a quality, timely and cost effective container unloading service. Check out the website for more information about container unloading services.

Author; Arielle Jones, helping you make the right logistic decisions

Sydney Packaging: How to Get Ahead in a Competitive Market

It’s what’s on the inside that counts” might be a phrase you have heard again and again. When finding a compatible partner that may be but when it comes to surviving in a competitive retail market that may not be the case. No matter how great your product might be, it’s first impressions that count, these first impressions are what draws people to buy your product over your competitors.

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Your packaging needs to be loud, attractive and unique to attract attention and potential customers as well as being practical for housing and protecting your product. There is a wide variety of packaging options to choose from. Outsourcing your packaging needs to an experienced Sydney packaging company can be the easiest and most efficient option for you.

Here are some of the options that a Sydney packaging company can offer you…

Clamshell
Clamshell packaging is a popular solution used in retail it offers your product a high level of protection while offering a see through packaging option to show off your product. Clamshell packaging also allows for you to put in a header card with information about your product so you can show off your product while keeping functionality. Clamshell packaging is especially popular in the Sydney packaging market for items such as hardware and electronics.

Skin packaging
Skin packaging is called this because it is done by putting special transparent plastic over your product and vacuuming the air out, with the plastic essentially becoming a skin over your product. This, once again, provides you with a transparent protective layer, so your product is safe but can be seen by customers. This is another good retail solution that offers you a very high level of protection.

Shelf ready packaging
This has become increasingly popular in the Sydney packaging market as supermarkets are increasingly leaning towards the use of shelf ready packaging. This solution is a cost effective way of packaging your products and also a good way to promote your product through the use of logos and graphics on your shelf ready packaging. Shelf ready packaging is also a good solution to minimize rubbish and help the environment by recycling.

Hoxton has been operating as a Sydney packaging company for over 40 years. Within close proximity to the M7 and M5 and experienced staff, it is a choice that ensures that you can have a close relationship that puts expert knowledge into practice.. Check out the Facebook and Website for more information.

Author: Arielle Jones, helping you get ahead of the market

Shrink Wrapping is Helping Sydney’s Companies get on the Retail Shelf

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Shrink packaging is one of the most popular forms of packaging for several reasons. (We are not talking about your Psychiatrists ending a session).One of the main reasons is cost. Compared to other forms of packaging, shrink wrapping is often much more affordable and often times more efficient. Another reason is the attractive appeal to the consumer on the retail shelf. To maximise space, maximising on cost and shelf appeal makes it the new way to package just about anything. All major retail outlets are moving or already have move into shelf ready. This can often be the cheapest and easiest ways to get into the major retailers. All retailers are conscious of labour cost in Australia and finding a Sydney packaging company that is aware of the retailer’s demand and regulations can be daunting.

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Just Shrink it!
Heat shrink wrap in particular is a good wrapping material to use. It is used regularly to package all kinds of products. Everything from wrapping frozen pizzas to bundling hardware is easily bundled in heat shrink wrap; its thickness and durability help make it a safe and reliable solution to shipping needs, which in turn can make your overall shipping process more streamlined and efficient. Machines can be expensive so partner with a reputable Sydney packaging company that knows retailer’s demands.

A sexy shrinkage?
There are many other kinds of heat shrink wrap; but, of course, the particular form of shrink wrap you’re interested in will be largely determined by the kind of packaging you want to do. Unfortunately, finding a vendor that offers the various kinds of heat shrink wrap could be difficult and almost impossible within a Sydney packaging company. A vendor that has a proven record of delivering high levels of customer satisfaction is the one most likely to meet your needs and expectations. This is where Hoxton Industries comes in. Specialising in maximising all your needs, offering a solution to all your packaging, rework and manufacturing.

Author:
George Boutros; General Manager at Hoxton Industries.
Helping Sydney’s companies maximise efficiency in packaging solutions.

3 Steps to Ensuring Safe Container Unloading

When loading and unloading containers there are so many safety precautions and potential hazards that need to be considered. Your container is large, heavy and potentially dark. It is filled with products that could also be heavy or dangerous in the event of an accident. This is why it is important for you to be aware of the hazards that present themselves when container unloading, so here are a few.

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Container placement and lighting
Container unloading hazards that could arise from the wrong container placement or lighting include container movement or slips, trips and falls due to lack of sufficient lighting. There are a few ways to ensure that you follow safe practices to avoid these hazards. This includes making sure that the container is placed in a solid, stable location and if unloading off a truck, the truck is stopped with its breaks on. These hazards can also be avoided by making sure there is sufficient lighting which could include the use of portable lighting.

Opening the container doors
When container unloading it is possible that the load inside may have moved around during transit and could potentially fall on someone when opening the door. To avoid any injury during this process it is important to use a door strap which will catch any falling items. It is then important to make sure you have a systematic plan to safely and efficiently unload the container.

Unpacking the container
Firstly, before you being container unloading, you should determine whether any of the product inside the container has moved around, to ensure the safety of your workers and minimize the risk of anything falling on top of anyone. It is important to secure the load if it is not already and make sure there is a secure ramp going to the container. Some ways to ensure safety when unpacking a container is to pack the loose items on to a pallet or to use a conveyer belt if unloading the container manually. Do not be afraid to stop and replan if it is not working.

You may be wondering how you are going to unload your container and achieve all of these safety precautions. This is why it is sometimes the best idea to outsource your container unloading to an experienced container unloading service.

Hoxton has been an established packaging company offering container unloading services for over 40 years. Hoxton can provide you with experienced container unloading services as well as any packaging or re-work needs that your product may have. Check out the Facebook and Website for contact info.

Author; Arielle Jones, making sure your hazards are managed

Why do Major Retailers Demand Shelf Ready?

Shelf ready packaging is a demand for retailers such as Aldi, Coles and Woolworths. In the retail market it is important for your business to keep up with the changing standards that are placed on your packaging and image. So let’s talk about some of the benefits that shelf ready packaging offers your business and why the retailers are demanding Shelf Ready Packaging.

Why do major retailers demand shelf ready

Labor saving on the majors!
Shelf ready packaging means that your products come in a ready to shelf and display. As this carton is already ready to be put on the shelf, you will reduce the time spent replenishing the stock. With shelf ready packaging the retailer’s employee will only have to remove the previous carton and will no longer have to unpack cartons and pack the shelves with individual products.

With this ability to quickly replenish your stocks, Shelf Ready Packaging proves itself as both a convenient method and a cost effective method. Less time spent stocking shelves may mean your employees can be on the floor assisting customers or performing other important tasks.

Easy for consumers and employee’s
Shelf ready packaging means that your products are easily visible to customers. This means that the brand is easily visible to the customers which will benefit suppliers as they can put branding messages on the cartons. This can be a benefit to your business as it helps the customers in your store find what they want with increased ease.

If your shelves look like the above picture, with shelf ready packaging that has logo’s and large branding then customers can easily find the particular product they are looking for. There is nothing worse than pushing around a trolley in frustration, looking for someone who is free that can help you find what you need. Shelf ready packaging can help lead to happy customers through these large logo’s and branding that will help the customer locate what they are looking for.

Easy Disposal
Shelf ready packaging also allows for easy computer disposal. While you may have previously had to separate and dismantle products and their packaging and been left with a mountain of rubbish, shelf ready packaging is easily dismountable and recyclable.

Shelf ready packaging is mostly cardboard cartons that can be made from sustainable packaging solution. These cardboard cartons are also perforated, easy to open and therefore easy to dismantle. There are many services that then offer pick up of these recyclable materials. This makes Shelf ready packaging and more environmentally sustainable and easier solution for your business and environment.

Who can offer me this Shelf Ready Packaging
Here at Hoxton Industries we offer a wide variety of Sydney packaging services. We have been providing packaging services for over 40 years and can offer your Shelf ready packaging services along with many other packaging services. Make sure to check out our Facebook and Website for more information.

3 Benefits of Contract Packaging Services

You’ve come up with a brilliant product and you’re ready to put it out there in to the world. Before you put your product up for sale there is one very important thing to consider… it’s packaging!

Packaging can sometimes be make or break for the product. Packaging offers a way to enhance the visual appeal of your product as well as offer important protection against damage and tampering.

So now you need to find the right person to carry out your packaging. Here are 3 benefits of choosing a contract packaging service..

Knowledge
A contract packaging service will be knowledgeable in many different sorts of packaging. They can help you choose the right packaging for your product to ensure maximum visibility and protection as well as practicality. With lots of experience with packaging under their belt they can offer you a quality controlled and time efficient service.

Quality
A contract packaging service will be a professional service with policies and procedures in place that are tried and tested in order to make sure that your product is packaged at the best quality. With quality assurance processes, you can rest assured that with a contract packaging service, your product is in safe and reliable hands. A good contract packaging service will also offer you a consultative relationship, so that you can see the production line in action and raise any issues that you may have.

Convenience
A contract packaging service is a convenient option for you as they have all the necessary tools and knowledge to complete your packaging needs effectively. A contract packaging service can offer you a convenient consultative relationship that allows you to see your finished product before it goes to stores. A good option for a contract packaging service is one that also offers re-work services as well as packaging for optimum convenience.

If you are looking to find all these things in a contract packaging service then look no further than Hoxton. Hoxton is a packaging service with over 40 years of experience. With strong quality processes in place, friendly service and a convenient location near Sydney’s M5 and M7, they are a strong choice. Check out the Facebook and Website here.
Author: Arielle, making sure you achieve quality packaging.

Get Shelf Ready, Sydney Packaging – Hoxton

Packaging is constantly changing and evolving so it’s important for you to keep up to date on the latest packaging trends. It is important for you to know what packaging your retailer prefers. Shelf ready packaging is a packaging method that has been booming in Sydney, with many major department stores preferring this method.

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Shelf ready packaging had a multitude of benefits. Some of these include.

Visibility
Shelf ready packaging can enhance the visibility of your product, making it more attractive and pulling to customers. Shelf ready packaging allows for a large canvas for you to use creatively and to market your product. By having a large surface to decorate, by using the right colours and imagery, this method of packaging can draw in customers.

Convenience
Shelf ready packaging makes it easy for the retailer to both stock and disposes of the product. With your products being on a shelf ready box, it is convenient for the workers to stock boxes of multiple products on the shelf rather than one by one. This also adds an extra level of protection as shelf ready packaging is often larger, easy to carry and results in less dropping of products. It also is convenient to dispose of and much better for the environment than plastic packaging.

Shelf ready packaging is booming in Sydney to it is time for you to find the right service. You want to find a service that is experienced, accessible and offers competitive prices. If you are shopping around for the right company to complete your shelf ready packaging in Sydney then look no further than Hoxton.

Hoxton is a Sydney packaging services that can offer you shelf ready packaging, and many different kinds of packaging and re-work. They are conveniently located next to Sydney’s M5 and M7 so transport of your goods will be easy and timely. With Hoxton’s experience and hard working team, they can meet all of your shelf ready packaging needs while working to your deadlines.

Author: Arielle, keeping your packaging methods on trend.

Packaging: When Looks Do Matter

Packaging can be so important when it is the first impression of your product. Whether its colourful and creative packaging or clear packaging that allows for full view of your product, it can often make or break a sale. This is one situation where it’s okay to say, looks do matter.

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So ision about what packaging to use? There are so many different kinds of packaging and it is vital to choose the right one. The right packaging can increase the appeal and visibility of your product as well as give it the appropriate amount of protection from damage or tampering.

Here are some options to choose from..

Clamshell
This packaging is a popular one for food, electronic and hardware items. It keeps your products protected in a layer of hard plastic and can be made to a custom size. As well as providing protection, it is good for retail display.

Shrink Wrapping
This packaging is an extremely popular method. It is cheaper and offers your product a lot of visibility. Your product will still have its visual appeal while being protected from tampering. This method is also a popular one for odd shapes as the plastic can shrink to it.

Skin Packing
This packaging method is when the product is put on a board and it is vacuum sealed with plastic on the top. This makes the plastic like a skin over the product which acts as a high level or protection against damage and tampering. It also is a good choice for retail packaging with its see through plastic.

These are just a few of the options that you can choose from. The best way for you to get a full scope of the best packaging choice for your product is to find a Sydney packaging company that can offer you a range of packaging solutions and a high level of knowledge.

Hoxton is a packaging company with over 40 years of experience. They can offer you a consultative service with an extensive knowledge of packaging methods. Hoxton can help you choose the method that is right for your product and execute the packaging in a timely and cost effective manner. Check out the Facebook and Website.

Choose local Sydney Packaging

Keeping Australian jobs. A term that we hear so much lately, so how can you help contribute to that? Sydney has a booming packaging industry that can offer you all the packaging services that you will need while helping to keep the people of Australia employed.

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So what can a local Sydney packaging company offer you…

A consultative service.

A local Sydney packaging company can offer you a service which allows for face to face consultation. This means that the company can show you first hand their production lines, their services and give you a greater understanding of what each packaging method does for your product. With a local Sydney packaging company you can even come in and see your product being worked on and make sure that you are 100% happy with the end result.

A convenient service.  

A Sydney packaging company can offer you convenience. This ties in with consultation as it is convenient for you to visit and see the work in action. It may also be convenient if you have warehousing and are based in Sydney, as you could save in transport time and costs. You may also be able to find a company that can offer other services as well, such as re-work or storage.

What do you have to choose from…

Sydney packaging companies specialise in and can offer you a range of packaging methods. From the highly popular shrink wrapping method to shelf-ready packaging, it can all be done here and local. You can choose from methods such as:

  • Shrink wrapping
  • Clamshell
  • Skin packing
  • Heat sealing
  • Shelf ready packaging

Here at Hoxton, we can offer you all the packaging methods above, with a convenient Sydney location near both the M5 and M7. Hoxton has been packaging specialists for over 40 years and can also offer you services such as storage, container unloading and product re-work. Check out the Facebook page and website for more information.

Author; Arielle Jones, looking after local jobs producing quality work