Many companies have to move their raw materials or products, either to produce or sell them. This involves moving objects from one place to another, which is one of the most headache-inducing moments for any manager or logistics manager, as everything must arrive in perfect condition. It seems like an impossible task to pack a product well, to take special care of fragile goods and to ensure that everything arrives safely at its destination.
Packing fragile goods can be a real nightmare… unless you know how to do it in such a way that the fragile box or pallet gets damaged as little as possible.
Fragile goods must be treated with special attention both when preparing the packaging and when choosing a company specialised in this particular type of shipment to ensure that the goods will be treated with the utmost care.
Transport companies consider fragile objects to be any type of goods that can be damaged by a bump, an incorrect position or if weight is applied.
Although logistics companies improve their protocol constantly to ensure that goods don´t suffer any damage, the truth is that when it comes to planning a shipment there are many things that can escape the control of even the best professionals.
How do you protect a fragile object perfectly? By labelling it. In this way, the transport company will apply particular caution in their loading, transportation and delivery protocols and the goods will arrive at their destination safe and sound.
Most of the time, household appliances, furniture, technological equipment and decorative items such as paintings or sculptures are associated with the adjective “fragile”. This happens because any blow or mistreatment, however slight, can break the machinery or cause damage to the item, rendering it unusable or causing it to lose its aesthetic or artistic value.
What is the best way to prepare a product or fragile object for shipment so that nothing goes wrong? Here are some useful tips to take into account and that are essential for the proper transportation of goods.
It´s not enough to simply write ‘fragile’ with a marker on the box or pallet. In order for the article to be treated with the utmost care, it is advisable to inform the transport company and they will apply special protocols for this type of goods.
The use of polyethylene foam or bubble wrap is indispensable when packing fragile objects. Surrounding each piece individually with generous quantities creates an ‘airbag effect’ that absorbs all the shocks that the box may have to endure.
Air cushions are increasingly used to fill large spaces that fragile items do not fill inside boxes. They also limit the movement of the item during transport.
In addition, for furniture or electrical appliances also add foam rubber corner protectors. They are ideal for protecting one of the most problematic areas of fragile items when in movement: the corners.
If the above advice and care is respected then it´s possible to ensure that fragile goods arrive safely and in perfect condition at their destination.