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Export packaging

If you ship your products, parts or equipment internationally, then it is crucial that your export packaging is correctly specified.

Export packaging is the outer pack that protects your goods during transit. Widely used options include heavy-duty cardboard boxes, timber crates, pallet boxes and composite packaging (that uses a combination of materials). Good export packaging ensures your products arrive at their destination in optimum condition.

At GWP, we have over 30 years of experience designing and manufacturing successful export packaging for industry-specific requirements, including aerospace, medical, and industrial. We analyse your product and engineer a suitable solution from the full range of available materials. This approach ensures a tailored level of protection and that your packaging is genuinely cost-effective.

Heavy duty corrugated export packaging

Triwall triple wall cardboard box

Triple wall boxes

Custom sizes
Extra durable

Tri-Mite boxes

Tri-Mite system

Custom sizes
Taped joints

FSC double wall cardboard boxes

Double wall boxes

Custom sizes
Various strengths

Composite packaging

Composite packaging

Custom sizes
Multi-material packs

Fibreboard boxes

Fibreboard boxes

Custom sizes
Def Stan 81-15

Export pallet boxes

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Custom size pallet boxes

Custom sizes
Inc. custom pallets

Pallet box with fittings

Pallet boxes with fittings

Standard/custom sizes
Various options

Timber frame wraps

Timber frame wrap

Custom sizes
Enquire for details

Correx pallet boxes

Plastic pallet boxes

Standard/custom sizes
Various options

Standard pallet boxes

Standard pallet boxes

1200 x 1000mm
Various options

Half euro pallet boxes

Half Euro pallet boxes

800 x 600mm
Various options

Pallet optimised boxes

Pallet optimised boxes

Custom sizes
Enquire for details

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Euro pallet boxes

1200 x 800mm
Various options

Rapitainer returnable packaging

Rapitainer

Custom sizes
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Timber export packaging

Plywood case

Plywood cases (ply-batten cases)

Custom sizes
Various options

Plywood boxes

Plywood boxes (ply-riveted boxes)

Custom sizes
Various options

Large wooden storage containers

Large wooden storage containers

Custom sizes
Various options

Hinged wooden packing box

Hinged wooden packing boxes

Custom sizes
Various options

Softwood crate

Softwood crates

Custom sizes
Various options

Painted timber case

Painted timber cases

Custom sizes
Various options

OSB cases

OSB cases

Custom sizes
Various options

Export shipping cases

GRP Containers

GRP containers

Custom sizes
Up to 8m long

A blue Peli Hardigg ISP 2 case with stacking pattern on lid

Roto mould cases

250+ sizes
Extra durable

Zarges Eurobox aluminium cases

Aluminium cases

50+ sizes
Lightweight

What are the functions of export packaging?

There are several functions that export packaging must provide. These include ease of packing, safe storage, and ensuring that contents are undamaged upon arrival at their destination. Increasingly, export packaging must also be sustainable and easy to recycle.

What materials does export packaging use?

Export packaging uses various materials. This includes timber crates and cases, heavy-duty corrugated cardboard, and specialist options such as GRP cases. Additional inserts, including foam fittings and VCI bags for metal products, are also commonplace.

What are the advantages of export packaging?

Well-designed export packaging protects your goods during transit. This includes protection against shock, impact, vibration, poor handling, and even dust and moisture ingress.

Are there specific guidelines for export packaging?

There are specific guidelines for export packaging, although these can differ depending on the mode of transport (such as ATA, ADR, IMO etc.). Additionally, most export packaging utilises pallets for ease of movement and storage, and these must be ISPM 15 heat-treated.

Can I use export packaging for shipping within the UK?

Export packaging is inherently durable, tough, and hardwearing to protect its contents through the supply chain. These properties also mean that heavy-duty packaging of this type is also suitable for shipping bulky, heavy or expensive items within the UK.

Expertise in export packaging requirements

At GWP, we understand the challenges of exporting heavy, bulky, fragile or expensive items. This is why, over our thirty-plus years, we have worked with a vast array of companies in the aerospace, medical, electronics and other industrial sectors to create successful export packaging.

Unlike most of our competitors, our approach is to comprehensively analyse your requirements and design a custom pack that provides the optimum level of protection and reduces your long-term costs and environmental impact.

A team of expert designers can create composite packaging that incorporates corrugated cardboard, timber, foam, Correx® and a huge range of other specialist materials. This range of options also means you can rely on genuinely impartial advice on the best option for your specific application – as we cover all alternatives, we won’t try to sell you export packaging from the narrow range most other businesses provide.

Besides this in-depth design service and ongoing support, we manufacture your export packaging in-house, allowing us complete control over the quality. We can also offer sampling and testing services, ensuring your export packaging is right the first time.

So, if you need any form of export packaging, please speak with one of our friendly advisers for a free quote or further information.

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