15 January 2016
Perfume and skin care specialist, Aura-Soma Products, has made major saving in its distribution operation following a review by Exporta Global.
Despatch supervisor, Berzi Gabor, said: “Exporta Global helped us identify that we could switch from 27.5kg wooden pallets to 4.5kg nestable plastic pallets while retaining performance and product protection.
“The reduction in weight has meant air freight savings of 75% on each pallet, while removing the inconvenience and costs involved in heat treating the pallets we ship to countries such as Australia.”
Dale Paterson, Exporta Global Group MD added: “Distribution savings can often be made by simply challenging accepted wisdom. The perception that plastic pallets will be more expensive than their wooden counterpart usually fails to take into account aspects such as their lightness, which can reduce air freight costs, and a life expectancy up to 10 times longer.”
Exporta Global offers a free analysis to review cost benefits – www.exportaglobal.co.uk