34,000 Plastic Totes Make the Difference for Pharma Provider

17th August 2018

Logistics Business34,000 Plastic Totes Make the Difference for Pharma Provider

Sigma Pharmaceuticals has taken delivery of 34,000 SSI Schaefer plastic totes at its distribution centre in Watford.

Sigma is an independent short-line wholesaler, offering an industry leading range that includes generics, branded medicines, OTC medicines, parallel imports, daily living aids, surgicals and unlicensed medicines. From their headquarters, items are distributed through their comprehensive delivery network to customers across the UK. Sigma is proud of its heritage and has been in the Watford area for over 40 years and their state-of-the-art distribution centre is a testament to the investment in the service to their customers and their success and continued growth.

The warehouse handles a vast range of products each day so in order to fulfil their storage and distribution requirements, Sigma ordered 34,000 new totes with single detachable lids, split equally between two different sizes – 170 mm and 270 mm high. This offers flexibility for both storage and distribution of both small and large items and orders. With detachable lids the orders can be sealed once the tote is packed, so that it is secure prior to distribution. The totes were manufactured by SSI Schaefer and branded to Sigma’s exact requirements making them not only functional, but also a smart way to promote their company wherever they are seen.

Joe Joyce, Container Solutions Manager at SSI Schaefer commented, “Sigma had some initial plans to source the totes overseas, however once we had spent time with them discussing their requirements and following a successful trial of our totes, they were impressed by both the stock quality and service levels SSI Schaefer could provide.”

Pravesh Patel, Operations Director at Sigma commented: “I’m very pleased with the high quality standard of our SSI Schaefer totes. Since we have been using them, they have proven to be strong, robust and durable – perfect for our operation in terms of both distribution and storage. Each is individually barcoded and we have had them branded with our logo by Schaefer so they can easily be identified and attributed to us within our delivery network. We always get them back!”