#WeAreSouthgate

Packaging · Fulfilment · Productivity

More than fifty years of packaging industry experience, exceptional service and a policy of global sourcing and innovative product development ensure our customers stay at the forefront of the packaging product market via our sustainable supply chain.

#WeAreSouthgate

Packaging · Fulfilment · Productivity

More than fifty years of packaging industry experience, exceptional service and a policy of global sourcing and innovative product development ensure our customers stay at the forefront of the packaging product market via our sustainable supply chain.

Market leading brands developed specifically for the packaging professional

Purchase over 2,500 products available for next day delivery throughout the UK and Europe.

One Company,
One Team

At Southgate we all share the core
values that guide us...

Team photo of Southgate Packaging staff

One Company, One Team

At Southgate we all share the core values that guide us...

Team photo of Southgate Packaging staff

The Facts on… Void Fill

18th March 2019

When did man first realise that stuffing something into a space inside a box, sack or flagon would stop the contents rattling around and getting damaged? We don’t know, but it must have been going on for centuries in an improvising kind of way. Visit any antiques market and you’ll notice a pile of used …

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Advantages of WAT #3 – 100% Recyclability

11th March 2019

Reduction and removal of plastics from packaging is now more critical than ever as we see images of the pollution that is threatening to choke our oceans. At the same time, recycling of packaging needs to be made easier and less costly. Great progress is being made in the fields of bio-compostable plastics which under …

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On a Screen Near You?

4th March 2019

“You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said ‘Parking Fine.’”  Tommy Cooper Many of us are familiar with that heart-sinking moment when, as we approach our parked car, we see a glaring yellow and black rectangular wallet plastered to the windscreen – the …

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Which WAT and Why?

1st March 2019

Water activated tape (WAT) – also known as gummed paper tape – is rapidly gaining popularity for carton sealing because it has near-perfect eco credentials but at the same time outperforms conventional plastic tapes. And as an added bonus, it works out cheaper per sealed carton. Standard WAT is a single layer of pure kraft …

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BP555 – Cutting Your Cost Per Carton

26th February 2019

How much is it costing you to seal your corrugated cartons? Did you know that you could save money, speed up the process, improve your packaging security and green credentials just by changing to water activated tape? We’re not talking about new technology here – gummed paper tapes have been around since Thomas Edison was …

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The Facts On… Biodegradable

22nd February 2019

Biodegradable is a generalised term for the physical and chemical decomposition of materials under certain environmental conditions and in the presence of specific catalysts. In the broadest sense, all plastics could be described as biodegradable as they will eventually disintegrate, but this can be misleading when comparing their environmental impact. To evaluate a plastic’s environmental …

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How Can FMCG Survive 2019?

14th February 2019

While low unemployment is generally a good thing, current levels – the lowest for more than forty years – are beginning to pose a serious threat to the FMCG sector due to a shortage of skilled workers. Research conducted by the British Chambers of Commerce in January 2018 reported that 71% of recruiting companies in …

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Advantages of WAT #2 – Tamper Evidence

11th February 2019

In our previous blog (Advantages of WAT #1 – An Integral Closure, 14 January 2019) we mentioned the tamper-resistant advantages of water activated tapes. Tamperage and pilfering both cost businesses millions of pounds every year, and yet so much of this could be avoided with the use of water activated tape for carton sealing. It …

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The Road To Green Cost-Efficiency

28th January 2019

We recently calculated that every year, we sell enough packing tape to circle the Equator 6,672 times. That’s a lot of tape. This isn’t even our major product line; we must be a drop in the bucket in terms of global usage. So what’s happening to all the plastic tape being used worldwide? The problem …

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Pacplan Offers Void Fill Green Space

21st January 2019

Green spaces are the lungs of an urban landscape, places where city dwellers can escape the bustle and pollution of the streets. Pacplan® Biofilm™ is an equally invigorating concept that brings a breath of fresh air to void fill packaging. We’re all striving to reduce the environmental impact of our packaging but at the same …

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Sealing Range Expands with V-Type

27th February 2019

Vacuum sealing is widely used in the packaging sector and across many industries, primarily the food sector where the vacuum expels oxygen that causes decay of fresh meat, dairy and vegetable produce, and to extend the shelf life of products such as cured meats and fish, coffee, cereals and nuts. This preservative effect can also …

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Southgate at Packaging Innovations 2019

25th February 2019

When the doors at NEC Birmingham open on 27-28 February for Packaging Innovations 2019, Southgate will be ready with an exciting range of products that continue their theme of increasing productivity – ‘Fewer Paces, Faster Pace’. Visitors to the stand will see our enthusiastic, approachable team demonstrating products – no perching on bar stools with …

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Your Chance To Win A Samsung Tablet

21st February 2019

Visitors to the Southgate® stand (K48) at Packaging Innovations 2019 will have the chance to win one of two Samsung tablets in a Prize Draw: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, 8” 32GB with WiFi Samsung Galaxy Tab A, 7” 8GB with WiFi All they have to do is deposit their business card in a ballot box …

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Southgate® drives new E-Type to market

4th February 2019

The new, innovative E-Type impulse heat sealer features digital technology that increases productivity. Sealing temperature and cycle time are set and adjusted precisely on a digital display, giving more flexible control over seal quality and energy consumption. Adaptive Sealing Cycle Control (ASCC) automatically adjusts sealing and cooling times to suit the working cycle speed so …

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Southgate at Packaging Innovations 2019

17th January 2019

We are excited to announce that we will be showing the way to a leaner, greener future on Stand K48 at this year’s Packaging Innovations show at the NEC, Birmingham on 27-28 February. Register for Packaging Innovations for free by clicking here Under the mantra of ‘fewer paces, faster pace’ we will be presenting a …

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Southgate Launches New Website

7th January 2019

Following the merge of Adpac and Southgate Packaging into one new entity – Southgate® – the company has completely rebuilt its website from the ground up to reflect its new dynamics as a solutions provider for packaging, fulfilment and productivity. The new site will also host regular blogs on a wide spectrum of subjects covering …

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Staff Putting a Spin on Giving

24th December 2018

Southgate’s Charity Table Tennis Championship started in October with 24 staff members participating in the first round. The finals were scheduled for Friday 21st December, with the winner nominating a charity to receive a Southgate donation. As the tournament progressed, brothers Craig and Dale Turner seemed likely to meet each other in the semi-finals, with …

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Southgate Supports Stroke Association

20th December 2018

Five years ago, Southgate’s Managing Director Marcus Turner suffered a severe and unexpected stroke at the age of 43. The company corporate structure was such that Southgate was able to recover quickly from this setback but on a personal level, Marcus’ plight touched everyone throughout the company. His colleagues watched with increasing astonishment as, with …

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Order on the go with the new Southgate shop

10th October 2018

The new Southgate online shop launched for distributors at the end of September. With real-time stock availability and agreed contractual prices, the new website enables placing an order from anywhere at anytime. Over 1,500 products are currently listed on the Southgate shop, from strapping and tape dispensers, to heat sealers and stretch wrappers. The easy …

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Southgate support Alzheimer’s Society

10th June 2018

Elly’s story Alzheimer’s affects almost everyone within their lifetime. Myself and a lot of my colleagues have seen family members suffer from Alzheimer’s. I am doing this for my Grandma who had suffered with Alzheimer’s for a couple of years before sadly passing away in April this year. She was a brilliant and loving woman …

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With over 700 UK distributors there is a Southgate product source near you.

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European Sales

Southgate also has a number of dedicated European distributors

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We have it covered

Map of UK

With over 700 UK distributors there is a Southgate product source near you.

Find your preferred distributor

European Sales

Southgate also has a number of dedicated European distributors
Find your preferred distributor