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July 24, 2017

The complete package

Service made simple The last thing you want to be thinking about when buying a new stretch wrapper is it breaking down. Yet over the lifetime of a stretch wrapper machine things will occasionally go wrong. With any mechanical equipment that manages this much throughput it’s hardly unexpected.    Factor in lost productivity waiting for replacement […]

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July 22, 2017

The best things in life

Have you got through today without seeing advertising about wrapping babies? That’s all about to change…         Ah, the good old days, when it was still safe for kids to play with plastic film…

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July 4, 2017

Five amazing OSH misadventures

1. That time the scaffolding was forgotten       2. When ambition got in the way…     3. When this seemed like a great idea     4. It doesn’t take an engineer to work this one out       5. Just…this…

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June 28, 2017

Meet the team: Garth Hill

Our Technical Sales Representative spends a lot of time in traffic… and occasionally on traffic. Fortunately this thinking time allows him the chance to hone his sense of humour which is just one thing we love about working with Garth. What brought you to the role at Universal Packaging? It’s been 8 years now so […]

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June 21, 2017

Inside Look: Seymour Distribution

  After close to four decades dispatching quality home wares and household goods around New Zealand, Seymour’s knows that seconds and grams really matter. A brand new Spinny S300 semi-automated pallet wrapper is helping them make these savings on the packing line. Seymour’s manufacture brands such as Cuisine Queen and Kate’s Kitchen here in New […]

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June 14, 2017

Inside Look: Tuatara Brewing Co.

On a standard day Tuatara Brewery bottles, labels and packs 7000 litres of their award-winning beer. Removing hand-wrapping from the equation has released the pressure at the end of the dispatch line.     When Michael Bailey first started as a storeman at the Kapiti Coast brewery, he was wrapping the pallets by hand, a […]

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June 13, 2017

Inside Look: Sealed Air

New Zealand’s food industry relies on Sealed Air’s packaging solutions to keep food safe and waste to a minimum. At their Te Rapa distribution centre, where up to 70 pallets of packaging are dispatched each day, a new Spinny S140 stretch wrapper is securing the loads.   Sealed Air is everywhere. The multinational company counts […]

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June 13, 2017

Climbing the supply chain ladder

It’s boom-time in the Logistics and Distribution sector. But how are we planning to move young people into a career here?  It’s simple – New Zealand needs more logistics logicians. A recent report by the Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) found that within the next five years 700 logistics and distribution positions will require filling […]

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June 2, 2017

Buying a stretch wrapper? Here’s your checklist

When researching stretch wrapping machinery, it’s tempting to compare prices alone. Here are eight things that you should ask about now, to avoid issues later on:   The machine supplier has carefully considered the present and future wrapping requirements of your supply chain before recommending a machine A knowledgeable specialist is on hand when the […]

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May 24, 2017

Inside Look: Fonterra Farm Source

From Kaitaia to Winton, Waitara to Opotiki, Fonterra’s 71 Farm Source stores help to keep New Zealand farms ticking over. With 4000 SKUs at their Te Rapa distribution centre and over 100 mixed pallets going out to stores each day, systems have to be tight. Moving to a fully automated pallet wrapping system was an […]

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