Railex: The Company

I post this as a heartfelt commendation of this company. Since 1908 the company itself has been through numerous changes in terms of manufacturing, commercial aim, branding and sales. The niche it has carved for itself is that of quality without compromise; an excellent and worthwhile pursuit, and the international reputation speaks for itself.

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Working for Railex (Filing) Ltd. I have been struck by one outstanding thing: the people. This is what makes or breaks a company, and Railex has this personable touch in spades. This is what-in my opinion-makes the company a shining light, standing out against those that have no brand sensibilities and no direction. Railex has always championed the idea of offering help and advice for enquirers and faithful customers alike; if our expertise can be of service, all that we hope is that when issues regarding filing and storage arise, the Railex name will be remembered and sought out.
As we move into the new year, I hope you will remember the Railex brand. If document management is needed in any capacity-be it home office or the largest of organisations-Railex Filing will always be able to provide a solution for you. Simply call +44 (0)1704 222100, visit the website, or email us direct and speak to someone with the correct knowledge and a willingness to genuinely help your circumstances.
Long may this continue.

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The Art of Filing: A Users Guide

The first month of a new year is a great time to take stock and organise your important documents.  Railex have provided this video guide to help determine which type of file you will need to best arrange your vital records.

Why not have a look at our other files, and the accompanying YouTube demonstration clips, and find out how Railex can assist you with your daily office organisation.

 

Railex ClickTab – A Demonstration Video

The Railex Click Tab is a patented way of quickly indexing any file or folder, quickly and effectively. Below is a short video, demonstrating best practice when using the ClickTab for rapid identification of files.

Visit the railexfiling youtube channel for more useful filing video guides.

Railex – The Filing Folk Tales

In the run up to Christmas, Railex will be publishing a series of ‘filing folk tales’ online.  These are a series of stories featuring well known characters from the public consciousness, amended to feature their hitherto unknown adventures with Railex Files!  These ‘stories’ were previously only available as printed editorial copy.  We start, this week, with our first foray into this captivating world, and some familiar woodland friends:

Mole sat in his office, held his small grey head in his hands and thought ‘Why me?’ He reflected on his morning, that had started with bright hopes of completing the Lennon-Smythe accounts, but had been brought to an abrupt halt by one phone call from Mr Toad. In many respects Mr Toad was being unusually reasonable, why shouldn’t he have a copy of last year’s accounts? But could Mole find the file? No, he couldn’t and had spent the last 30 minutes looking for it. Well actually he had spent the last 30 minutes stomping around, as best a mole can, and shouting at the poor rabbits to look for it.

Rat was passing and heard the commotion. ‘What’s the matter Mole, you haven’t lost another file have you?’ he asked. It was clear from Mole’s expression that his enquiry was unwelcome, and that this was unlikely to be an appropriate time to put forward improvements to Mole’s record management system.

Later, after Mole had calmed down, he met with Rat for a coffee. ‘The file had been on my desk all along’ he said, with a faint glow of embarrassment in his cheeks. ‘I need to go and see Badger and get some expert advice’. Rat sat back and smiled, ‘Compliance with the Practice Assurance standards is not rocket science’ he grinned, ‘I’m sure we can work this out with a little bit of help from Wise Owl up at Railex Nook.’

Mole had just finished clearing some cupboard space when his new suspension files arrived. Rat showed him how to label them with the names of his clients and then asked the rabbits to make sure that all the document files were labelled as well. ‘Wise Owl told us to make sure that there was a place for everything and everything in its place’, he reminded everyone.

Mole tottered on his kick-step before slipping and showering working papers everywhere. His head poked through the mound of paper and he smiled. ‘My dad always said that with hands like these I’d be more suited to a career in construction!’

– The Wise Owl at Railex

© Railex (Filing) Ltd.

Railex Filing: Looking Towards Labelexpo Europe 2013

Labelexpo Europe is a biannual event, bringing together the most reputable of the label print industry for one of the most important dates in their calendar.  It is the world’s largest event for the label, product decoration, web printing and label converting industry and is held in Brussels Expo, which boasts 115,000 m2  of facilities.

Railex Filing Ltd. have long been aLabelexpo_Europe_2013_logo_vertical_onwhite supporter of this excellent trade show and this years promises to be bigger than ever.  Railex are proud to be attending again this year, and will be exhibiting some exciting and innovative storage products for the label industry.

This year we will be showcasing the hanging file system that is aimed specifically at label printers.  Our resilient Polypropylene suspension files are available in a variety of suitable sizes, which sit securely onto our exclusive Quickrack system.  The unique qualities of this racking unit permits easy movement across a workshop’s floorspace, meaning that it can be placed close to a workstation.  This allows the correct tools to be located and retrieved both quickly and easily while working, making the process much more efficient.  Because this vertical storage system stores cutter dies and litho plates flat, it allows for greater storage over a much smaller floor space (as opposed to storing in tubes).  This means that up to 500 flexible dies, cutters and plates can be stored in a space which constitutes 50% of the area that would usually be needed.  Have a look at our flyer for an indication of the specific space savings that can be made.

Polypropylene Files - ColouredThis year, we will also be presenting our new range of polypropylene colours, which offer a stylish alternative to the traditional transparent model.  They are also useful for colour coding specific sections of the filing system, making the rapid selection of the correct item even simpler.

The combination of a specialized design and polypropylene material also protects the valuable plates from contamination, damage and dust.  With all of these factors combined, it is clear why these make a superior choice for the storage of these media.  There is a useful video guide available here, to further demonstrate this supreme storage alternative.

So, if you are attending Labelexpo Europe 2013, be sure to come down and visit Railex Filing on in Hall 6, stand 6H19.

Railex – A Video Filing Guide

Do you ever struggle to find the right file for your specific document storage needs?  Has filing important papers (and the files you actually use) become an afterthought in your office?  Railex (Filing) Ltd. has put together this useful video guide to help you find the right file for your needs and – furthermore – to then use them correctly.  We believe the correct use of files and folders is the cornerstone of an organized office and, in turn, this leads to a successfully run, productive business.  If you require any more information please visit our website, or contact us by telephone (+44 (0)1704 222100), email (sales@railexfiling.co.uk), or fill out our contact form.

 

Railex: The Filing Specialists

A Guide to Office Filing

Find the right files for your purposes with this simple filing guide from Railex Filing.

The most secure way to deal with paper documentation is to have it hole punched.  This ensures that papers are held securely and in the correct order when filed within an appropriate file.  These types of file are usually referred to as clip or transfer files.  If you have an important document that cannot be punched, they can still be stored in this type of file in clear plastic pockets.

Railex Filing manufacture three kinds of transfer file, including Railex Easifile and Railex Polifile, as well as the more Railex Easifile Rangetraditional Springarch File.  Watch the demonstration videos on our YouTube Channel to find out more about how to use these designs.

Filing paper which is not punched presents a different challenge, and therefore requires a different type of file.  A Square Cut Folder is simply a piece of robust card, which is folded in order to provide a place for a small amount of paper to be stored together.  Alternatively, a Pocket Folder (or Shelf Wallet) provides an enclosed space in which to securely place any loose-leaf documentation you may have.

After the first stage of filing papers, the files themselves have to be placed in a storage system. This system should house the files in a secure, ordered and easily accessible manner.  Suspension Files (or hanging files) can be used to Lateral Visage Suspension Filestore large numbers of smaller files to great effect.  The two types of suspension file you will come across are lateral suspension and vertical suspension (or drawer suspension) files.  These files are designed to contain a number of transfer files, so that they can be grouped and categorized.

The storage system itself will consist of suspension files and the corresponding storage unit in which they are then housed.   A typical drawer based filing cabinet will allow for the files to be stored vertically within the drawer, which means the files are visible from above.  Similarly, a cabinet with lateral rails will suit lateral suspension files, these being accessible from a sideways angle.  If you already have a system of shelves, these can be converted to accommodate lateral files, or shelf dividers can be used in order to organize the files themselves.

If you have any queries regarding any filing issues please contact Railex (Filing) Ltd.