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

 

 

Container Unloading: In House VS Outsourcing

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You’ve got your container of products after the long haul across ocean or across country. Now you are faced with the need to unload it in the safest, quickest and most financially efficient way.

While doing it in house can save you on transport, there are many things you need to consider. Do you have warehousing facilities, storage, the right machinery and workers knowledgeable in container unloading in order to achieve this task?

Outsourcing means experience. This experience means that your container unloading is done in a professional and timely manner. With experience comes a set procedure in order to make sure your product is delivered on time and undamaged.

Outsourcing means fast service. Going hand in hand with experience, an experienced team with the right equipment will be able to deliver your service in a timely and reliable manner. Time can often be an extremely important factor when trying to distribute your product, so getting someone who can help you achieve your timeline goals is essential.

Outsourcing means safety. Outsourcing means you will have workers completing your container unloading that is well trained in all the safety policies and procedures that come with container unloading, which can save you the headache of untrained workers being involved in accidents.

Outsourcing means being equipped. If you are to outsource to a company experienced in container unloading, they will be fully equipped with the right machinery and tools for the job. Without the right machinery, the job can be difficult, time-consuming and even dangerous, so it is an important factor to consider when deciding who will unload your container.

If you decide to outsource your container unloading, you need to find a reliable, cost effective and fully equipped service that you can trust. 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, helping you achieve your goals and deadlines…

 

 

 

Power of Specialised Security Shredding

 

If you run a business you are bound to be overloaded with files and paperwork, all which will eventually need to be disposed of. You could throw them away in the bin without a second thought, but what about privacy.

Power of Specialised Security Shredding

Privacy is one of the biggest concerns that both individuals and companies may have when it comes to the disposal of important personal and commercial documents.

Documents can contain personal details, sensitive financial information or information about the running of your business that you do not want to fall in to the hands of the wrong person. If your documents fall into the hands of the wrong person you could be dealing with anything from company secrets being in the hands of your rivals to identity theft.

Having a company that specialises in security shredding can be your best friend in this situation. So what are some of the benefits of having a company take and shred your confidential documents and media.

Having a company destory your documents and media for you offers convenience. A company that specialises in security shredding can offer you a pick up service for your documents and media that need destroying. A reliable company may also be able to offer you a document storage cabinet which they will come and empty on an agreed scheduel. This means you will not have to worry about what to do with your documents and where to take them, you will have the convenience of that being sorted out for you.

Having a company destroy your documents and media for you also means you can rest easy about security. Having a company experienced in specialised security shredding means that they will have set policies and procedures in place to complete the destruction of your documents and media in the safest and most secure way possible.

If you are looking for convenience and security, Hoxton can offer you these things with an experienced pick up security shredding service in the Liverpool, Campbeltown and Fairfield area. Hoxton has over 30 years of experience in specialised security shredding and can offer you a pick up service with a storage cabinet for your documents. Hoxton can also offer you a secure service with guarenteed safe destruction. Check out the Hoxton Facebook and Website for more information.

Author; Arielle Jones, keeping your information safe and secure

Safe Container Unloading

The creation and transportation of your products are a big investment, so you want to know that they are in the best possible hands. After your products have made it to their destination, they will need to be unloaded from their container by a service that you know you can trust.

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As the supplier, you firstly need to make sure that your container is packed to a safe standard. This includes making sure it is packed to prevent any loose, unstable items falling, palletising your products and using sheet material.

There are then many safety concerns that need to be looked at when container unloading, as well as considerations of the weight and how the container is packed. Other considerations you may have is the productive use of your time and money, as you want your products unpacked and ready both quickly and undamaged.

This is why using a container unloading service with years of experience can be the best option to choose. An experienced container unloading service has to adhere to strict WHS policies, that with all their experience, they are very familiar with. An experienced container unloading service will unload your container while keeping both the individuals and your products safe.

So who can you trust with your container?

Hoxton Industries is a packaging company that has over 40 years’ experience and offers an expert container unloading service. Hoxton can unload your container, store your products and even complete any re-work that may need to be done!

Author: Arielle Jones, keeping your products safe.

Privacy Through Specialised Security Shredding

Privacy, one of the biggest thoughts and concerns that come to mind when you think of running a business. Whether it is documents about your employees, suppliers, customers or your business itself, it is vital to make sure that these documents are disposed of in the most secure and safe way possible.

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If you don’t ensure your documents are destroyed properly you could face fines and a damaged reputation. This is why your best option is to outsource to a specialised security shredding service.

To avoid this you need to find the right service for you. A premium service can offer you:

  • Security and privacy
  • Convenience
  • Ongoing services

To achieve privacy and security you need a service that has strict policies in place with reputable experience in specialised security shredding. You need to know that from your office to the place of destruction, your private information is being kept just that, private.

To achieve convenience you may want a service that is close to your place of work or that can offer the pick-up and safe transportation of your documents. A convenient service can also offer you a secure cabinet to be kept in your workplace to store all of your documents waiting to be picked up.

If a service can offer you these things then they might be your choice for an ongoing service that will regularly pick up your documents, destroy them and keep a close working relationship with your business.

Here at Hoxton, we have years of experience in specialised security shredding. Hoxton will shred your documents, media and records with the guarantee of privacy and security. Hoxton offers a secure storage and pick-up service for your private documents and media. Check out Hoxton’s Facebook and website for more information.

Author; Arielle Jones, Making your privacy needs #1