Whether you call it container devanning, unstuffing container or container stuffing, it remains one of the most important parts of the logistics process. It needs to be done efficiently, and with care, to ensure that your goods are safely warehoused, then ready to be shipped on.
At SSO Logistics we work with a range of ambitious food and beverage companies to deliver an industry leading service. Our clients know that they can rely on us to safely handle and distribute their products efficiently, and with due care and attention.
We can handle the whole process, from safe entry of your goods into the UK, their transportation to our warehouse, container devanning, safe accredited storage, and then shipping them on to the end-user.
A complete service
Because we offer a complete logistical service, some of our clients never need to see their goods. We handle the whole process, from receiving the goods into the UK, and managing container haulage to our warehouse, through intelligent tracking, and efficient dispatch. We get your goods to your customer and allow you to follow the whole process through an easily accessible online system.
You can have confidence that your goods are in safe hands and that your customers will receive their orders in a timely and professional fashion.
If you’re a company that wants to focus on growing its key business, don’t have the storage facilities available at your own business, or want to optimise your distribution processes, then we can help.
Upon receipt of your goods at our BRC AA accredited warehousing facility, the unloading process will begin. This takes care, experience, and professionalism to be done correctly.
Our experienced team will understand the safety issues, and any problems that a particular cargo may present. This will enable them to carry out the whole procedure in as efficient and safe a manner as possible.
We use counter-balance forklifts, dock-level unloading, and handballing of goods into individual pallets and containers to ensure the job is done correctly. Our facility in St Helens has dedicated container ramps to help with offloading
Warehouse Management System
At the heart of a smooth logistics operation is an intelligent, and user-friendly warehouse management system. At SSO Logistics we have a bespoke, cloud-based system, that fully-integrates the receipt, tracking and dispatch process. It allows for the visibility of the client’s whole inventory and its correct storage. It also allows for full traceability and enables storage by Best Before Date (BBD).
Fully customisable, it’s able to be adapted to the specific needs of each individual client, with detailed delivery notes created to make everything ready for dispatch.
When we receive notification of an order via our warehouse management system, the goods are then made ready for dispatch. At SSO Logistics, we’re part of the Road Haulage Association (RHA), are FORS Accredited and have our own fleet of vehicles to handle deliveries.
We’re also part of the UPN Network , for small palletised orders. Being a member of UPN gives us the ability to collect at a National & European level, with the advantage of 143 depots of local knowledge.
Whatever the size of the order, it will be handled with due care and attention, and will be on the road to its final destination in no time at all.
The 40,000 sq foot warehousing facility warehousing facility at SSO Logistics is BRC AA Accredited. This means that our services have reached the strict criteria set for the storage and distribution of food and food-related packaging within the industry. It guarantees compliance with all the necessary food safety and hygiene standards for our customers.
BRC Accreditation, when it’s applied to storage, gives you confidence that product integrity will be maintained throughout the transportation, handling, storage, and distribution process. BRC Accredited Storage is essential for anyone importing or exporting food and drink, so rest assured, we have this covered.
Our warehousing facility is located at the heart of the North West motorway network. We’re also right in the middle of a large number of supermarket RDCs. This location enables us to deliver speedily across a wide area of the country, and beyond.
We are the premier logistics company in the North West, and work with clients across the UK & Europe.
SSO Logistics gives your company the edge
There are clear advantages for your company in partnering with SSO Logistics. Our experience, handling capacity and location can transform how you do business, making the entire process speedier and easier to handle.
A family company with customer service at its heart
The success of SSO Logistics is firmly based on outstanding customer service. We work hard to meet the unique needs of a wide variety of clients, and our service has evolved as we adapt to the evolving requirements of the industry. We aim to add value to your business at every stage of the logistics process.
Formed in 2013, by Neil Draper, Peter Draper and Neil Haslam, all three directors have a multitude of experience over various logistics sectors from pallet networks to container shipping and distribution.
Initially started in Warrington, we recently moved to St Helens, giving us better access to the M6 & M62 Motorways, and allowing us to significantly increase our warehousing capacity. We’re now where we want to be to offer the kind of industry-leading service our clients expect.
Don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more about our services and to have your questions answered. You can also open an account with us at any point. Speak to us today about the benefits of opening an account with SSO Logistics.
Collect containers from any UK Port and deliver to our base in St Helens for De-van
Unload at ground level via counterbalance forklifts
Unload on dock level bay by fork lift or “handball” and palletise as required
Check freight into WMS for accurate BBD dispatch and traceability
Store products in racked or block-stacked BRC AA grade warehouses
Dispatch as single pallets through UPN network or larger quantities via dedicated
SSO Fleet of vehicles