Views, commentaries, opinions and packaging industry updates from the world of Southgate.

Southgate raises cash for Crisis

A team of 5 colleagues from Southgate completed the Cambridge Half Marathon on Sunday 5th March 2023. The route started at Midsummer Common on a slightly chilly morning. The forecast was set to snow earlier in the week, moving to rain by the Friday. Fortunately, come race day, the forecast had changed and there was …

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Southgate Cambridge Half Marathon

Southgate Team run Half Marathon

Colleagues from Southgate have teamed up again to attempt the Cambridge Half Marathon. To find out more about the Cambridge Half Marathon, visit  Five individuals across the business have teamed up to run in the Cambridge Half Marathon on Sunday 5th March. Matthew, Wayne, Laura, Sarah and Darren will be ready to start the …

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Southgate Packaging catalogue

Southgate Launches Catalogue 80

Whether you are looking for a safe and secure solution to move products from your warehouse to your customer, or reducing your plastic packaging consumption, issue 80 of the Southgate Packaging catalogue is full of eco ideas for your business. Our eco-friendly paper dunnage range creates a void fill that helps protect both your carton …

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Wayne runs for Macmillan Cancer Support

Southgate’s Wayne Askew loves to run. Even more so when he’s supporting charity. On 11th September, Wayne will be completing the Great North Run in support of his colleague John Prentice. John’s partner of 15 years Susan (Sue Jefferson) passed away on Boxing Day 2021 after a brief battle with Myeloid Leukemia, leaving John and …

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Southgate to Attend IMHX2022

Southgate will once again be attending IMHX, the largest event in the UK for professionals within the logistics, supply chain and materials handling industries. This will be held at the NEC in Birmingham between 6th and 8th September.   IMHX offers an excellent opportunity to explore the latest logistics technology from the industry.   Southgate …

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Southgate Achieves Silver Ecovadis Rating 2022

Southgate are pleased to announce the achievement of a silver Ecovadis rating.   Ecovadis is a platform that enables businesses to assess their environmental and social performance. Their aim is to offer the worlds most trusted sustainability ratings. This will enable companies to minimise risk, boost performance and enhance their environmental and social outcomes. The …

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The Benefits of WAT

Water activated tape (also known as gummed paper tape) is quickly becoming the carton sealer of choice in the order fulfilment sector, with the world’s largest operations using it exclusively in favour of plastic tapes.   Xtegra® Tegrabond® tapes are made entirely from renewable natural resources, which enables it to be easily recycled along with …

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Paper Mailing Bags – The Sustainable Alternative

Paper mailing bags offer an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic mailing bags.   Paper Mailing Bags Our paper mailer range are made from 100% virgin kraft paper. Kraft paper is well known for its superior strength due to its reduced lignin content and high sulphur ratio.   Other benefits include: Lightweight design reduces shipping costs …

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Global Supply Chain

Phil Ellis, Chief Operating Officer at Southgate, discusses what’s causing disruptions in global supply chains.   Global supply chains have been crumbling under the strain of unprecedented demand. Since 2019, global container shipping rates have more than quadrupled and schedule delays have increased.   The conflict in Ukraine is only the latest hit to global …

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Success for New Sustainable Solutions

After major investment into new product development in the last year, Southgate is celebrating the success of its new sustainable solutions.   The new launches are part of Southgate’s ongoing mission to lead the industry in developing sustainable packaging alternatives. In the last year, Southgate has launched many new sustainable products including PET Tape made …

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