Export Packing

With over 100 years of trading behind us we are one of the UK’s most experienced and trusted export packing companies. We are professional export packers, our mission is to ensure that your goods are fully protected from damage during transit and worldwide shipping.

We are the one-stop shop when it comes to exporting your goods, from collecting and packing your consignment to shipping it to any worldwide destination, no matter how small or large, fragile or valuable, light or heavy, we are the first choice for export packing and freight forwarding.

Every consignment we pack for export is treated individually, the weight distribution, lifting points, size, structural strength, overall weight and level of protection required are just some of the things considered for each and every job to ensure the best-tailored packing solution is provided and that the goods fully protected during transit.

We provide our expert export and transit packing services to almost every business sector across the UK.

Our expertise include

  • Expert export packing solutions for air, sea and road freight

  • We offer the best transit protection available

  • Strong, robust, fit for purpose packing solutions

  • Custom built bespoke packing cases and shipping crates for each consignment

  • Fully enclosed packing cases or open skeletal shipping crates

  • Two or four-way entry lifting options available

  • Full perimeter and product protection

  • All of our wooden packing cases and shipping crates are ISPM15 compliant

  • Strengthened lifting points

  • Export and transit packing to any specification 

  • On-sight / offsite export packing services

  • Range of waterproofing options available

  • Range of barrier foil, vacuum packing and hermetically sealing options available

  • Shock, tilt and temperature protection and logging available

  • Large or small, heavy or light – we pack and ship it

  • Over 1 million consignments professionally packed and shipped

Palletized / Skid Packing

Our palletised and skid based packing solutions provide an excellent alternative when either fully enclosed packaging or full perimeter protection is either not required or is restricted by budget. We manufacture our bespoke skid based pallets to any specific specification or requirement, they facilitate safe lifting and safe loading for transportation. Once secured onto our bespoke pallets the goods can then be secured effectively throughout transit therefore reducing the risk of damage occurring throughout transportation.

Oversized, Out of Gauge Packing

We are experts at handling oversized and out of gauge export packing and shipping. Our team of expert packers can provide bespoke packing and shipping solutions for both heavyweight/out of gauge machinery and structures of any description utilising skid based or fully enclosed, transit protected shipping crates. All of our packing solutions are designed and manufactured by our own in-house team located in the West Midlands.

Container loading

J.K. Francis & Son Ltd are experts at loading and securing your goods into shipping containers, whether we have export packed the goods or received the goods ready for onward shipping.  We have unrivaled experience in loading both non-hazardous and dangerous goods cargo, handling everything from palletised cargo to oversized goods. We offer a full range of services and can provide export packing, palletising, container loading and sea freight services as a full shipping package or individually.

Design and Manufacture

With over 100 years of experience we are the first choice for protecting and packing your goods, there is no room for error, the design of the packaging must be right first time every time to avoid costly damage and delays during transit.

Our Design team are experts at designing export packing cases, crates and pallets with the appropriate structural strength and lifting points to ensure the safe shipping of your goods.

All of our Export Packing Cases, Crates and Pallets are custom made for each consignment to ensure that your goods receive the highest level of protection possible.

TESTIMONIALS

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Project: Machinery Manufacturer

J.K. Francis & Son Ltd supply robust ISPM15 Packing cases for Sea and Road freight movements. Our client manufactures machinery used in various business sectors across Europe, each export packing case is Kraft union papered to make it water resistant and each case is supplied with pre-defined packing pieces so that the cases can be packed onsite with minimal effort and equipment. The shipping crates also have a framework fitted that ensures the load weight is distribute evenly, ensuring the safe lifting and transit of each unit.

Skills:
ISPM15 Packing Cases
Shipping Crate Design
Transit Protection
Water Resistant / Kraft Union Paper Lined

Project:MACHINERY PACKERS

This customer buys, refurbishes, and sells machinery to worldwide manufacturing companies, we collect, pack and ship the goods from our Birmingham based premises.

Export Packing Services:
The packing specification varies from job to job but typically involves strengthened base cases with structural lifting points to ensure that the packing case does’t flex whilst being lifted throughout the shipping process.

Skills:
Transport
Design
Export Packing Case Manufacture
Loading / Securing
Shock Monitoring
Anti Corrosion and Water Proofing
Freight Forwarding

Project: AUTOMOTIVE PACKING

This particular machine was exported from the UK to one of our customers production sites in Europe, we pack and ship machinery regularly for this customer, usually ranging from between 1 and 10 tonne pieces.

Export Packing Services:
Each piece of machinery brings its own challenge when it comes to Export Packing for Road, Sea or Air Freight, every machine for this customer usually has off centre weight distribution and no obvious lifting points, our team of expert export packers love a challenge!

Skills:
Transport
Design
Export Packing Case Manufacture
Loading / Securing
Transit Protection
Foil Bag and Desiccant
Anti Corrosion Protection
Freight Forwarding

Project:MOTORBIKE TRANSIT

We pack and ship large volumes of motorbikes, new and used, from super bikes to commuter bikes. The customer exports motorbikes to various Worldwide destinations on a regular basis, each consignment comes with specific packing requirements, we advise the most cost effective way to fulfill the packing requirement whilst providing maximum protection for the bikes!.

Export Packing Services:
The Export Packing specification ranges from multiple bikes in shipping crates to single bikes in fully enclosed Export packing cases with full protection included. Our packing is designed to meet the customers specific requirements and all the work is carried out by our team of Export Packers.

Skills:
Transport
Design & Transit Case Manufacture
Polystyrene and foam linings to protect paintwork
Waterproofing
Freight Forwarding
Dangerous Goods Documentation

Project: OIL & GAS SHIPPING

We Export pack machinery and provide Freight Forwarding services for various customers that operate within the Oil and Gas Industry. Were usually working to tight deadlines to ensure the machinery delivered to its destination on time every time!

Export Packing Services:
This piece of equipment was Transit packed in a heavy duty ISMP15 Packing case with strengthened lifting points by our team of export packers, structural supports were added all around the case to provide full anti crush protection during transit. This particular piece of equipment was “Out of Gauge” due to its height, Our team of highly skilled and experienced export packers and freight forwarding agents always get the goods to destination, on time and without any damage.

Skills:
Specialized Transport and Lifting
Case Design and Production
Loading / Securing
Shipping Protection
Barrier Foil and Vacuum packed
Anti Corrosion Protection
Freight Forwarding

Project: CUSTOM PACKING

We supply Our Bespoke and Custom Export Packing services to hundreds of customers every year. The team at Save On Export Packing are experts, we are the one of most experienced Export Packing companies in the UK, no job is too small, large, heavy, light or challenging.
If it needs Exporting to any Worldwide destination then were the people to do it!

Exporting Packing Services:
We offer the right Export Packing solution for every job at competitive rates, we don’t over engineer our packing products, we sell you what is required to ensure the safe transit of your goods, nothing more, nothing less!

Skills:
Transport and Couriers
Design and Manufacturer
Manufacture of Transit and Shipping Crates and Cases
Foil Bag and Desiccant
Foams and Polystyrene’s
Water Proofing and Case linings
Hermetically Sealed Barrier Foil bags and Vacuum Packing
Freight Forwarding

Project: EXPORT PACKERS

The customer produces machinery for the Aerospace industry, every machine is custom built to do a very specific and high precision job. We have been packing there products for many years and are their first choice for export packing services.

Export Packing Services:
These are high value custom built precision machines that require the very best exporting packing available! Our team of export packers ensure the goods are packed in line with the customers requirements and fully protected from any damage during the shipping process. Our Freight Forwarding team arrange the worldwide shipping by air, sea or road freight. We always get the goods to destination on time!

Skills:
Transport
Loading and Securing
Packing Case Design and Manufacture
Steel re-enforced lifting points
Temperature monitoring during Transit
Shock monitoring during Transit
Freight Forwarding

Project: Electronic Control Panels

Our Client manufactures electronic panels used for the automation of manufacturing processes, J.K Francis and Son Ltd supply the complete range of ISPM15 export packing cases suitable for the specific requirements of each order, we supply light weight but robust shipping crates that are used for Worldwide Air freight shipments and storage within our client’s manufacturing facility and Heavy duty solid timber ISPM15 Packing cases for Sea and Road freight movements.

Skills:
ISPM15 Packing Cases
Shipping Crate Design
Transit Protection

Project: Aerospace and precision engineering

Our customer is a leading manufacture and supplier of precision engineered components to various Aerospace manufacturing companies and supply chains, the items can vary from extremely valuable prototype components to large pieces manufactured to high tolerances for projects throughout the Aerospace industry.

J.K. Francis & Son Ltd supply shipping crates and packing cases manufactured to a high specification, each designed and manufactured to meet the specific requirements of the customer, load distribution and structural strength and all considered along with the specific requirements for each case to ensure that maximum protection and safe transit is ensured every time.

Skills:
Shipping Crate Design
Export packing Cases
Export Packing
Shock Monitoring
Anti Corrosion and Water Proofing
Worldwide Freight Forwarding Services





EXPORT PACKING

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EXPORTING ABROAD?

At J.K. Francis & Son Ltd we understand that ensuring your goods reach the desired destination in pristine condition is critical to ensuring the satisfaction of your customer. To help you get this right first time we have compiled this short guide, which although not exhaustive may help you in your decision.