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Antalis launches e-commerce and logistics unit

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Andrew Smedley

ANTALIS Packaging has created a new dedicated e-commerce and logistical packaging team in response to the rise in online shopping.

The new division will be led by Andrew Smedley and tasked with helping firms to address the logistical challenges facing the sector by using the latest packaging innovations.

Andrew will be joined by logistics packaging specialist David Niebieszczanski and account managers Stephen Herring and Sarah Freeman. The team will develop solutions designed to maximise the efficiency of the packing process and improve customer experience. This includes recommending packaging that offers maximum product protection while also being easy to return.

Antalis will continue to roll out of its ‘Challenge Antalis’ initiative, whereby businesses are invited to challenge the company’s experts with solving their packaging problems via a free Smart Audit.

Andrew Smedley, head of e-commerce and logistical packaging at Antalis said, “As the world’s third largest e-commerce industry, the UK has experienced phenomenal growth in online sales over the last decade. Latest figures show that the sector now delivers more than 2.7 billion packages a year – a figure set to rise 20% every year between 2017 and 2021.

“Having worked with some of the UK’s biggest players in e-commerce and logistics in recent years, Antalis has first-hand experience of some of the inherent challenges this ‘brick to clicks’ revolution presents, both for retailers and for the supply chain firms tasked with ensuring products are delivered to customers on time and in perfect condition.

“As such, our dedicated new e-commerce and logistical packaging team has been created with one simple purpose – to drive innovation in e-commerce packaging and help new and existing customers thrive during this ongoing transition from a ‘pallets to parcels’ business model.”

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