Views, commentaries, opinions and packaging industry updates from the world of Southgate.

Putting a Spin on Giving

Staff Putting a Spin on Giving

Southgate’s Charity Table Tennis Championship started in October with 24 staff members participating in the first round. The finals were scheduled for Friday 21st December, with the winner nominating a charity to receive a Southgate donation. As the tournament progressed, brothers Craig and Dale Turner seemed likely to meet each other in the semi-finals, with …

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Southgate wins ISO 9001

Let’s talk ISO ISO 9001 is defined as ‘the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organisations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.’ What are the benefits? Increased efficiency Improved Productivity Minimising waste and errors Ensuring quality of …

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Strange and Funny Shipping Facts

Strange and Funny Shipping Facts

As many will be frantically wrapping gifts and we look back on another eventful year in packaging, here’s a few interesting – but possibly useless – facts about the delivery sector. No Kidding On the first day of 1913, the United States Post Office started allowing large parcels to be shipped through the mail. The …

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Southgate Supports Stroke Association

Southgate Supports Stroke Association

Five years ago, Southgate’s Managing Director Marcus Turner suffered a severe and unexpected stroke at the age of 43. The company corporate structure was such that Southgate was able to recover quickly from this setback but on a personal level, Marcus’ plight touched everyone throughout the company. His colleagues watched with increasing astonishment as, with …

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Photo to illustrate Southgate packaging environmentally friendly products

Southgate® gives products Green High Five

Non-biodegradable packaging waste reduction is now high on every manufacturing and distribution company’s agenda, but for eco-friendly packaging to be truly viable it must be equal in terms of cost-efficiency and performance to the products it will replace. Southgate has launched a recognition scheme – the Green High Five – to highlight its products that …

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Order on the go with the new Southgate shop

The new Southgate online shop launched for distributors at the end of September. With real-time stock availability and agreed contractual prices, the new website enables placing an order from anywhere at anytime. Over 1,500 products are currently listed on the Southgate shop, from strapping and tape dispensers, to heat sealers and stretch wrappers. The easy …

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Photo of Pacplan Technik bespoke packaging system

Pacplan: Everything To Hand

In the order fulfilment sector, profitability is all about driving efficiency and reducing costs, and the most effective way to do this is with a fully-integrated pack system. Smart design that places everything exactly where you need it and reduces double-handling and bottlenecks. Automation that offers versatility for irregular pack sizes and fluctuating demands. When …

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Raising money for Alzheimers

Southgate support Alzheimer’s Society

Elly’s story Alzheimer’s affects almost everyone within their lifetime. Myself and a lot of my colleagues have seen family members suffer from Alzheimer’s. I am doing this for my Grandma who had suffered with Alzheimer’s for a couple of years before sadly passing away in April this year. She was a brilliant and loving woman …

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Photo of Southgate's stand at the 2018 multimodal event

Visit Southgate Stand No.2090 at this years Multimodal

We are delighted to announce we will be attending this year’s Multimodal Event held at the NEC Birmingham between 1st and 3rd May 2018. This will be no ordinary event. We will be demonstrating how Southgate can significantly improve workflow in the order fulfilment sector, resulting in lower costs, greater efficiency and higher productivity. An …

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