PAPER & PACKAGING

We move almost 400 million sq ft of paper and board for our customers every year and have a strong reputation for delivering consistently high levels of service. Our packaging experience extends beyond the paper and board sector to include cans, cartons, films and drums.

Paper & Board

At Menzies Distribution Solutions, supporting the paper and packaging sector is at the core of our operations. We work with some of the largest businesses in the sector nationwide, forming long term partnerships and delivering consistently high levels of service whilst always adding value.

 

We offer a comprehensive service proposition to the paper & packaging sector which covers the full end to end supply chain offering a one-stop-shop. Our specialist mega trailers allow us to transport large reels up to 3.35m in diameter, compared to a high cube trailer which is limited to 3m. We offer a nationwide customer delivery service using the largest fleet of high cube trailers to maximise carrying capacity which drives a lower cost per ksm, supporting our customers’ competitiveness.

 

With the increased focus on sustainability, our services have expanded to include reverse logistics. We collect waste paper, cardboard and other materials for re-delivery back into recycling centres including paper mills so that product is recycled, thus completing the infinite product life cycle.

 

Our focus on sustainability, including fleet and staff investments, has given rise to long and successful partnerships in this sector.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Inbound logistics – international & domestic
  • Reels and pulp collections
  • Warehouse management
  • Nationwide next day delivery service
  • Just In Time (JIT) deliveries
  • Pallets, groupage and full load deliveries
  • Managing waste and recycling
  • On site shunting and load strapping

OUR SECTOR EXPERIENCE

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“The extension of the contract sees a further strengthening and a deeper integration into our logistics and supply chain. The partnership promotes a closer working relationship that is necessary to drive efficiencies and good customer service whilst generating opportunities to improve both companies' carbon footprint and their impact on the environment.”

Steve Williamson

Operations Director, DS Smith Packaging

Cans, Bottles, Cartons & Drums

Our packaging experience extends beyond the paper and board sector to include cans, cartons, films and drums. We understand the importance of providing a flexible and agile solution that can deliver JIT to manufacturing plants and can cope with sudden and unexpected changes in demand. Our national scale allows us to flex resources to meet our customers’ needs ensuring that service is maintained 24/7.

We move empty cans from manufacturers to the soft drinks and brewing industry for filling, or into one of our managed dedicated can warehouses for onward delivery to customers nationwide. At Menzies Distribution Solutions we are responsible for the on-time delivery of almost four million cans each year – almost a third of all the cans used in the UK!

 

In addition to the aluminium cans sector, we deliver a wide variety of packaging materials including;

 

 

The demands on Menzies Distribution Solutions are consistent in terms of needing the assurance of supply and a competitive commercial offer in a sector where margins are typically low.

 

We aim is to maximise supply chain efficiency for our customers in this sector. Our experience and knowledge gained over 30 years of serving the packaging sector helps our Account Managers work closely with customers to remove inefficiency and drive value in the supply chain through the identification and delivery of continuous improvement initiatives to reduce costs and complexity.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Inbound logistics – international & domestic
  • Raw material collections
  • Warehouse management
  • Nationwide next day delivery service
  • Just In Time (JIT) deliveries into manufacturing facilities
  • Pallets, groupage and full load deliveries
  • Factory clearance
  • Inter-depot movements
  • Collections from beverage companies into retailer DCs

OUR SECTOR EXPERIENCE

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