ErgoPack mobile pallet strapping machines were back at their first face-to-face trade show since 2019 in July, and interest was high from logistics and supply chain managers.

The attention-grabbing ErgoPack machines showed warehouse, logistics and supply chain managers just how ergonomic, easy and efficient it is to use them to strap pallets.

Using a patented ‘ChainLance’ system that pulls the strapping through the base of the pallet, up the rear side and hands it directly to the operator to seal, ErgoPack eliminates much of the bending, walking, and stretching normally involved in pallet strapping.

Interest in ErgoPack at the IntraLogisteX show came from companies that are still manually strapping pallets – a time-consuming process, that is not only inefficient, but also potentially damaging to the wellbeing of the operator.

The ergonomic benefits of ErgoPack were also noted by the Health and Safety, and Continuous Improvement visitors to the show, many of whom cited the reduction in absenteeism due to back pain as a clear rationale in a business case for ErgoPack’s implementation into their organisations.

With companies such as Amazon UK, XPO, DHL, Wincanton, Pfizer, the MOD, Jaguar Land Rover, and Worcester Bosch already using ErgoPack machines at their sites across the UK, there’s proven success across multiple applications and in multiple categories.

Simon Watt, Technical Sales Manager for ErgoPack at Wessex Packaging says: “Demand and interest in ErgoPack’s unique pallet strapping capability has soared this year, and following visitors seeing the machines in action at the show, we’ve been out across the country running on-site demonstrations with a whole variety of businesses looking to improve their operations.”

“My colleague, Kevin Saltmarsh, has already taken ErgoPack machines to companies in the north of England and Scotland to demonstrate their capability. Whilst in the south of England and in Wales, I have shown how Ergopack can help the logistics processes at a premium flooring manufacturer; national builders’ merchant; global sports retailer; and an international online and retail fashion and homeware company.”

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