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Regional Distribution Centre Contact Details
Kite Packaging Thames Valley and South Wales is situated close to the A361 and A419, linking closely to the M4 and M5. This location services major users of packaging along the M4 corridor, South West, South Wales and Northwards to Banbury and Milton Keynes. This Regional Distribution Centre recently increased its warehousing space to 36,000 sq ft, after moving to new premises in South Marston Industrial Estate in June 2015. The team is lead by Managing Partner Neil Spears ,and delivers service and solutions to its customer base to help reduce the overall packaging spend.
As with all the Kite operations, customers benefit from the contribution of skilled Account Managers, and Swindon’s Packaging Technologist, to help understand their packaging requirements and add value to their business. Behind the external team, customer service is paramount, and the Internal Account team and Warehouse operation work to ensure all deliveries are made 100% OTIF.
Currently our Swindon location is not actively looking for new partners, however if you have experience and skills in sales (both internal and external) please email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us how you could make a difference to the business.
Kite Packaging Thames Valley was approached by a large bathroom importer who received their products on full pallets in full containers. The products were then packed into single items and shipped through a parcel network, therefore requiring protection in transit.
The business’ original packaging method was resulting in 10% damages, which was detrimental to profits and the supply chain. This involved protecting products using corrugated and polystyrene pieces, and using further corrugated as void-fill – taking up 15 pallet spaces to store the material and making the packing operation inefficient.
After discussions Kite proposed a new solution using Air Shock. This comprised of two inflated packs completely surrounding the product (a sink) and could be used to pack their entire range. Drop tests and transit tests were carried out with 1,000 units and zero damages resulted. Air Shock has also helped reduce the board grade on the outer cartons used as the products are now well protected, as well as this the reduction of labour costs has been significant with far more products packed in the same time as before. In addition, because the Air Shock is stored uninflated it now only takes up 1 pallet space in the warehouse facility and has also comes with a cost reduction of 18% per pack.
Located close to Bristol, Gloucester and Oxford the Kite Packaging Swindon Regional Distribution Centre is close to the M4 and easily accessible from South Wales. Please refer to the map to the left for a visual guide.
Leave London on the M4 and continue until Junction 15. Take the A346/A419 exit to Marlborough/Swindon and continue to follow the A419 for approximately 4.9 miles, then take the exit toward Stratton/South Marston/Crematorium/Honda. At Rat Trap continue straight onto Highworth Rd/A361 and keep right, at the roundabout take the third exit onto Stirling Road. At the next roundabout take the third exit, Kite Packaging will be on the left.
Take the A4044 and Newfoundland Circus/A4032 to the M32, keep right and follow the signs for M4/M5. At Junction 19, exit onto the M4 towards London/Swindon, then at Junction 15 take the A346/A419 exit to A420/Marlborough/Swindon(E)/Oxford. Continue to follow the A419 and repeat the directions as above.
Leave Oxford on the A420, and continue to follow the A420 for approximately 20 miles, to B4508 in Watchfield. Turn right onto the B4508, and then make a slight right onto the B4000. Turn left and continue onto Highworth Road, then turn right onto Supermarine Road. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Highworth Rd/A361, then take the first exit onto Stirling Road. At the final roundabout, take the third exit - Kite Packaging will be on the left.
Follow the A430, Metz Way/A4302 and Eastern Ave/A38 to Corinium Ave, at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto A417 and continue to follow it onto the A419 for approximately 10 miles. Take the exit towards South Marston/Crematorium/Garden Centre/Honda, and at Honda (South) take the 1st exit onto A361. Take the third exit onto Highworth Rd/A361, keep right and then take the third exit onto Stirling Rd. At the next roundabout take the third exit and Kite Packaging will be on the left.
Follow A4161 onto North Rd/A470, and merge onto Eastern Ave/A48 to M4 (E)/M4 (Dn)/Newport/Casnewydd. Continue straight onto A48(M) and continue onto M$ for approximately 64 miles. At Junction 15 take the A346/A419 exit to A420/Marlborough/Swindon (E)/Oxford.Take the first exit on the Banbury Roundabout onto Marlborough Rd/A419 and continue to follow the A419 for 4.8 miles. Take the exit toward Stratton/South Marston/Crematorium/Honda and continue on Highworth Road. Take the third exit onto Stirling Road and then the third exit on the next roundabout. Kite Packaging will be on the left.
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Founded from scratch in 2001 with a unique vision - to be the premier packaging suppliers in the UK with a philosophy of employee-ownership.
Bespoke products and services are available to customers requiring large quantities and spending over £30,000 a year or £3,000 an order on packaging.