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Acquisiton of GW Containers
  LEADING RETURNABLE PACKAGING COMPANY, PPS, GROWS BUSINESS WITH ACQUISITON OF GW CONTAINERS   PPS, a leading supplier of returnable packaging services, is delighted to announce that GW Containers, the UK's specialist in plastic fish boxes and insulated containers, has joined the group. GW Containers is the sole UK distributor for the market leading Sæplast insulated containers and the RPC Promens fish box range. GW Containers in partnership with Sæplast and RPC Promens is the UK's leading supplier to the fishing industry and animal by-products industry ..
Keeping Evidence Tamper-Proof
Evidence you collect needs to be kept safe and intact for proof of an event or incidence should it appear in court or require further action. Management of this is crucial, it will need to remain in an original condition where possible, be unaffected by environment and remain unaltered. Efficient processes may include warehousing, inventory control and a chain of administrative processes which will be in place until the end of its obligatory lifetime. While large items can be placed in a range of standard storage boxes, smaller items may prove a little more of a challenge. Storing small o..
Christmas stock in from Alison Handling
The run up to Christmas is probably the busiest time of the year for logistics operations as companies try to keep up with the seasonal peak of customer demand. With this pressure, comes a huge requirement for Returnable Transit Packaging (RTP) such as plastic pallets, plastic boxes and containers, especially from the major users, which can unfortunately result in smaller users being left short.To support the seasonal demands for RTP, one of the UK 's largest independent stockist of new and second hand plastic boxes, crates, trays, bins, totes, plastic pallets and pallet boxes, Alison h..
Nick talks pies and trays
Having been at Alison Handling for over 5 years now I’ve learnt a thing or two about plastic crates and trays, I’ve witnessed trends come and go over the years and the old originals that are still as popular as the day they were introduced to the market. Our multifunction stack nest crates are one of our most popular, and whilst the food industry tend to favour the bale arm style crate there are a number of alternative crates not to be over looked.   A particular favourite of mine, yes you get your favourites overtime especially when you get sent a tray of pies from a custom..
It happens every year, we know when to expect it, 25th December. So why does it still come as a surprise? Demand on your warehouse and equipment will be at its peak, but there is time and planning can give a helping hand to those frantic festive peaks. Make sure you forecast before you run out. Things to consider:• Do you have enough storage equipment for your Christmas stock levels?• What are you transporting stock in from DC to warehouse to store or mailroom?• Are you transporting food or other retail items?• When are your stock levels due to rise from?• Are you operating an automated l..
For nearly 30 years Alison Handling have been supplying the UK with one of the largest ranges of returnable transit packaging providing reusable plastic storage and transport units including tote boxes, food crates, plastic pallets and bulk bins with one of their specialist areas being used equipment. In September the team will join PPS at this years IMHX exhibition, the place to be if you work in logistics and supply chains. Being held between 13th and 16th September at the NEC in Birmingham, it is the largest Intralogistics event in the UK and with over 450 exhibitors, free to attend seminar..
If Recycling Rules Were the Same in Every London Borough, Would You Recycle More?
In recent years, recycling levels in the UK have started to plummet – in fact, an estimated 27 million tonnes of waste already ends up on UK landfill sites per year, with recent predictions expecting all remaining space to be full within the next eight years. We asked 2,000 London residents whether they would consider recycling more if the rules were the same in every London borough:     •    52.07% would recycle more.     •    47.93% wouldn’t recycle more.Although this isn’t a marginal difference, it still represents unsatisfactory l..
Plastic packaging has a metal friend in town
Plastic packaging provider Alison Handling has extended their product range with the introduction of metal handling equipment. Having provided plastic packaging solutions for nearly 30 years the new range perfectly complements the already available products. With stock of 2, 3 and 4 sided roll cages and options including full security for added protection and additional shelves the smooth handling units will make light work of moving bulky items.  It’s not just roll cages, metal hypacages or stillages are a robust wire formed unit that can carry substantial capacity. The units var..
Alison 180° stack nest containers provide positive returns
Alison Handling recently featured in Warehouse News and Logistics, read the full article below. As Europe’s largest independent stockist of plastic containers and reusable transit packaging (RTP), Alison have supplied a wide range of products including 180° Stack Nest Containers to assist companies to speed up handling operations, improve storage efficiencies, reduce logistics costs and eliminate packaging waste.The 600 x 400 footprint 180° stack nest containers are moulded in food grade polypropylene and are available in both solid and perforated versions in 3 depths that all interwork t..
Colour Code Your Returnable Packaging
You’ve made the first steps in choosing your returnable packaging but do you understand the added advantages of colour coding your system? Many business’s don’t realise there are a variety of colours available in the same specification of packaging, this can range from attached lidded containers, trays, bins, ingredients storage units and tubs. If you are looking to streamline inventory management, save time and reduce errors now’s the time to considering your colour coding options. Organising your stock, warehouse or retail functions can be time consuming, but once this is in place ti..
Alison Handling featured in Food Processing UK.
Alison Handling have recently been featured in Food Processing UK, show casing our heavy duty dollies. To read the full article please click on the link below- Alison Handling featured in Food Processing UK...
Save money with lidded boxes.
Here at Alison Handling we have a multitude of equipment ready for purchase. But do you know we have a wide variety of lidded boxes in various colours to match your company’s brand. We have a range of new and used boxes to suit any pocket. Available in a range of sizes these lidded polypropylene boxes are perfect for both the storage and distribution of your goods, with a robust lidded flaps they are perfect for keeping products clean, tamper seals are also available to keep valuables safe. Used boxes provide an affordable alternative to new, by replacing broken or tired equipment you m..
Meet the sales team - Part 1
You may all wonder who the faces behind the name are, here's a chance to get to know some of our sales team a little better.  ·         Chris how do you like to take your tea/ Coffee?       Chris – Strong and sweet ·         Dan have you ever featured in the media?       Dan - On Kerrang Tv, MTV and Kerrang magazine as part of a rock band ·         Strangest place visited?       Ben - La S..
Brighten your pool this Easter
Spring is officially here and with only a few days until Easter food producers are looking ahead to a busy growing season in 2016.How about brightening your pool and refreshing your equipment with some new bale arm crates or pallet boxes. We have a wide range of colours available to purchase. Maybe you want to stay consistent with colour that you previously own but want to replace with new stock. Alternatively you may want to revamp your look and stand out from the crowd with yellow or pink trays. Whatever your needs Alison Handling can assist you with your new purchases. We ..
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