Samuel Grant (Sheffield) Ltd
Packaging specialists, SAMUEL GRANT PACKAGING, were delighted to receive the Queen’s Award for Innovation for their highly innovative pallet wrapping solution, the Samson Nano.
Launched in 2013, the Samson Nano is the first pallet wrapper to have an inbuilt internet-linked reporting software, which allows clients to analyse their usage and plan for seasonal peaks.
The machines are pre-set to avoid human error, but also ensure that they use as little film as possible. This can dramatically reduce the environmental impact of the pallet wrapping operation. Taylors of Harrogate showed an immense reduction in its CO2emissions from using the machine in the first year alone. Taylors continued to wrap the same number of pallets but reduced the film requirement from over four tonnes to less than one, equating to a CO2 emission saving of nearly 10 tonnes.
As well as the ‘standard’ Samson Nano machine, the team looks for ways to constantly improve machines to offer the best possible service. Samuel Grant Packaging have created machines which incorporate weighing devices, those which wrap with a rotating arm from above, as well as machines that are specifically designed to be used in cold stores.
All of the above are part of the ongoing customer service that clients receive, and all solutions are provided with no capex, servicing or maintenance costs; a fixed price per wrapped pallet, and completely risk-free to the businesses installing the system.
Andrew Grant, Managing Director and great grandson of founder Samuel Grant, said: “We’re honoured to have been recognised for this prestigious award. Innovation is central to our ambition to be the best people in packaging, providing the best packaging experience for customers in the UK.”
Samuel Grant Packaging is a fourth generation packaging firm and has been at the forefront of manufacturing innovation for over 125 years. With three branches across the north of England, they’re now the biggest packaging distributor in the area.
SAMUEL GRANT (SHEFFIELD) LTD
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Tel: +44 (0)114 257 4470