The major supermarkets now use pre-stretched wrap because they gain up to 70% more usage, have no wastage, have no health & safety issues as it requires much less force and saves them over 30% against standard stretch wrap prices.
Here’s a real customer example:
Paul is currently paying £3.36 plus VAT (pallet price) for a roll of Clear 400mm x 300m x 17mu. His operations team only ever stretch it by 30% and it’s hard work that can cause injuries, so they end up with only 390 metres of usable wrap costing about 9p for every 10 metres.
Paul decides to try a machine pre-stretched roll and pays £3.95 plus VAT (pallet price) for a roll of Clear 400mm x 600m x 7mu (was 17mu before being machined stretched). His team are only allowed to stretch it by another 10% and injuries are out of the question, so they end up with 660 metres of usable wrap costing about 6p for every 10 metres.
As you can imagine, Paul is delighted with this outcome, as he has gained an extra 70% usage, has no wastage, has no injuries to worry about and saves over 30%, which equates to over £300 on every pallet he buys.
If you use a lot of stretch wrap, or know someone who does, wouldn’t you or them, like the same result as Paul?