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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

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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Advantages of WAT #1 – An Integral Closure

14th January 2019

Most carton sealing tapes use what we call ‘pressure-sensitive’ adhesive, meaning that the only agent required to adhere the tape to the carton is pressure. This adhesive stays tacky throughout its service life, never fully curing. If the carton is made from low-grade corrugated, isn’t totally flat or has space behind the tape seal, the …

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The Seven Advantages of WAT

7th January 2019

Water activated tape – also commonly known as gummed paper tape – is rapidly 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. So why should a product that looks quaintly old-fashioned be so popular? Over the next seven weeks …

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Strange and Funny Shipping Facts

20th December 2018

As many will be frantically wrapping gifts and we look back on another eventful year in packaging, here’s a few interesting – but possibly useless – facts about the delivery sector. No Kidding On the first day of 1913, the United States Post Office started allowing large parcels to be shipped through the mail. The …

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Southgate® gives products Green High Five

15th November 2018

Non-biodegradable packaging waste reduction is now high on every manufacturing and distribution company’s agenda, but for eco-friendly packaging to be truly viable it must be equal in terms of cost-efficiency and performance to the products it will replace. Southgate has launched a recognition scheme – the Green High Five – to highlight its products that …

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Pacplan: Everything To Hand

10th October 2018

In the order fulfilment sector, profitability is all about driving efficiency and reducing costs, and the most effective way to do this is with a fully-integrated pack system. Smart design that places everything exactly where you need it and reduces double-handling and bottlenecks. Automation that offers versatility for irregular pack sizes and fluctuating demands. When …

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Silica Gel Sachets – Surprising Uses!

7th August 2018

Dry a mobile phone Take out the battery and SIM card and place the phone – still open – into an airtight container and silicon sachets overnight or for a couple of days if that’s not long enough. Preserve your memories It’s not just our memories that fade with time – so do the photographs …

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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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Visit Southgate Stand No.2090 at this years Multimodal

17th April 2018

We are delighted to announce we will be attending this year’s Multimodal Event held at the NEC Birmingham between 1st and 3rd May 2018. This will be no ordinary event. We will be demonstrating how Southgate can significantly improve workflow in the order fulfilment sector, resulting in lower costs, greater efficiency and higher productivity. An …

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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