Pallet Distribution for the Manufacturing Sector
In the manufacturing distribution industry there are two types of manufacturers; those that manufacture regularly and have a regular consignment of goods to be delivered; and those that manufacture on an irregular basis such as specialist projects.
For those that manufacture regularly we provide regular contracted work to collect/deliver goods which in turn reduces costs and ensures that there is less impact on the environment and utilises the transport patterns of our UK network.
Manufacturers that require haulage and shipment of goods on a need-to-need basis can utilise any of our delivery services and reserve our fleet for large consignments.
Export Using Ports, Trains & Airlines
If you are exporting to other countries then we can help there too as we deliver to all major European countries and other transport networks, but you must ensure that your pallet is to the specification of the country. Speak to UKTI for more advice.
Why Should I Prepare My Pallet Correctly?
Depending on the type of journey your pallet needs to take to reach its destination, your pallet may be trans-shipped (placed off one truck and on to another, etc.) a few times. Of course at C&D we pride ourselves on reducing trans-shipment.
During the trans-shipment process damage may occur, and though incredibly rare, when it does occur it is often due to inadequate packaging and preparation. So preparing your goods for pickup and delivery can keep your customer happy.
> Always use a pallet that is strong in construction and suitable for the type of goods you wish to carry on it.
> If need a tail-lift truck at either pickup or delivery points ensure you use a pallet that is accessible on all 4 sides so any trolley trucks can be used.
> Do not use pallets that missing boards or chocks
The objective of pallet packaging is to secure the goods to the pallet base and safeguard any goods.
> Make sure that heavier boxes are packed at the bottom then use cardboard sheets between each layer to avoid movement during transit.
> Shrink wrap the pallet and goods together using either basic film wrap, heat shrink wrap or banded with strapping.
> You may wish to put a cardboard or bubble wrap layer around the whole pallet before wrapping if you believe extra protection is needed. Alternatively is you are transporting bagged goods place something on the base of the pallet to prevent any piercing.
> If your pallet needs to stand out at delivery point stick a large A4 branded stickers on to further promote your brand quality packaging services.
> If you are using liquid pallets for transportation ensure you check each one for breakages or joint fractures every six months.
What We Can Take For Manufacturing Pallet Distribution
Though the list is almost endless we can carry almost all forms of goods relating to retail including raw goods, part and fully manufactured goods, ambient food and drink, plants, engineering parts, clothing, liquid pallets, posts and polls and much, much more.