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ISO 9001 Certification

Southgate are pleased to announce the recertification of ISO 9001. What is ISO? ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). ISO is used to prove capability to continuously provide products/services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. ISO can be used by small or large organisations, regardless of …

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Southgate Launches 3PL Exchange

3PL Exchange is a new online search facility launched by Southgate Global in partnership with Shoothill. It has been designed to help UK operators searching for warehouse space. The database, created by Southgate Global, is free for anyone to access online and is a response to the recent demand for warehouse space and struggles businesses …

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New: Water Activated Tape Case Taper

Southgate have launched Xtegra Tegrabond Water Activated Tape Case Taper. Water activated tape (WAT) is quickly becoming the carton sealer of choice for many within the order fulfilment sector. Features include: There are two case tapers available – uniform & random The random case taper automatically adjusts for each random sized carton processed The uniform …

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Energy Efficiency

With climate change concerns growing, the term energy efficiency has become a popular word for environmentalists, politicians and marketeers. Consumers are becoming more aware of the impact energy use has on the environment. Following the outcome of COP26 and in line with the UK’s 2050 net-zero target, by 2023 the majority of large UK firms …

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Introducing Self Seal Paper

Self-seal paper sticks to itself and is a great option for reducing packaging waste. The cohesive coating doesn’t leave any residue and will not stick to your products. It seals instantly without heat or pressure. Self-Seal is also available as a corrugated roll which offers added protection for many applications. Using self-seal paper is both …

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Sustainable Alternatives

Southgate Global plans to replace every one of its packaging products with an eco-friendly alternative. The move follows the firm’s commitment to promoting a circular carbon economy with aims to create a more sustainable way of working and living.   In the last year, Southgate Global has launched many new sustainable products. These include a …

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Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Sustainability will continue to be an important trend within the packaging industry throughout 2022 and beyond. With the global climate change conference Cop 26 in Glasgow this month, the need for British companies to lead the way with sustainable packaging is becoming even more urgent.   In the last year, we have launched many new …

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Southgate Staff run Half Marathon

Southgate, as a company and as individuals, love to support charities both local and national. During lockdown this was fairly limited, but now we are back! Five individuals across the business have teamed up to run in the Cambridge Half Marathon on Sunday 17th October. Matthew, Wayne, Laura, Edgar and Darren will be ready to …

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Anti-counterfeiting Packaging Technologies

Procurement Manager, Roy Butcher, discusses the latest trends in anti-counterfeiting packaging technologies in the pharmaceutical industry and how Covid-19 has played a large role in product innovation.   Over the last year, ensuring healthcare products are delivered to healthcare professionals and consumers safe and secure has been crucial. Anti-counterfeiting technologies have played an important part …

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Macmillan Coffee Morning 2021

Southgate are hosting a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Holding a coffee morning is a great way to raise vital funds for those living with cancer. People across the UK will be hosting their own coffee mornings and all donations from the day will go to Macmillan. This is a great …

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