Like organisations operating in any sector, when pharmaceutical firms need to transport goods overseas, they must find suitable packaging. Indeed, this can be particularly important in the case of pharmaceutical products because they can be hazardous, meaning special protective packaging is often required.
Demand for these resources might be high at present in the UK. Figures released recently by HM Revenue & Customs revealed that exports made by pharmaceutical companies based in the north-east of England are rising.
It noted that exports made by these enterprises rose in the 12 months to the end of September 2012. There was a rise of 4.6 per cent during the year compared with the previous 12-month period and a total of £2.39 billion of pharmaceutical goods were exported from the region.
Meanwhile, exports from the north-east in general rose by 6.72 per cent on the previous 12 months.
Commenting on the findings, UK Trade & Investment regional director David Coppock said: “The north-east’s export performance remains strong with the annual total for exports of goods and services at another high at £14.12 billion in the 12 months up to September 2012.”
In order to protect people, property and the environment, it is vital that pharmaceutical businesses invest in the right packaging supplies. If they don’t the consequences could be disastrous.
These days, getting hold of provisions of this kind is straightforward as long as managers know where to look. Meanwhile, by paying attention to this issue, bosses can save themselves a great deal of hassle and anguish in the long run.