Euro 1200x800 - EPAL 1

The logistics world would come to a standstill without the EPAL Euro pallet. The most widely-used exchange pallet in the world. It is mainly used in Europe. Around 450 – 500 million are currently in circulation.

  • Safely cross borders all over the world
  • Guarantee smooth transport of goods
  • Ensure stable storage of goods
  • Ensure maximum occupational safety thanks to their high quality

Load bearing capacity:

  • 25 kg, dead load
  • 1500 kg, safe working load
  • 4000 kg, maximum additional load

When stacked, the lower pallet must withstand a maximum additional load of 4000kg. This applies if the pallet is resting on a flat, horizontal and rigid surface and if the load is exerted horizontally and across the whole surface of the pallet.

Transport Sizes (Inside dimension):

Container 20″ (2.33m x 5.918m), number of pallets: 11
Container 40″ (2.33m x 12.015m), number of pallets: 25

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What is a Euro EPAL Pallet?

EURO-Pallets produced by EPAL licensed manufacturers are inspected under strict quality procedures, at regular intervals. Euro pallets bearing the EPAL quality mark indicates they are certified and have been inspected by EPAL. This offers assurance of global safety and goes just basic branding. Each EUR-Pallet has security features to reduce counterfeiting. Such includes a quality control staple or marking nail that uniquely identifies the producer and/or the repairing company.

EPAL Pallet Pool

EPAL is a cooperative pallet pool used throughout Europe and is the largest pallet pool in the world. There is somewhere between 300 million and 500 million pallets estimated to be in circulation. In 2006 alone approx. 52 million new EUR pallets have been produced under licence of EPAL and put into circulation. The earliest roots of EPAL began many years ago when the European railways founded a railway union, (UIC), to discuss the common interests.

How does Euro Pallet System work?

  • Partners agree upon the most suitable exchange basis for their circumstances. For example, “Pallet for Pallet”. This term accounts for future settlement, etc.
  • Euro Pallets dispatched to Europe are entering a culture of trading or selling. Whereby own the pallet, you invoice its resale value onto your customer, who is then free to realise its value by trading/reusing or selling
  • The amount you charge your customers for the Euro Pallet is negotiable between you and your customer in Europe
  • Euro Pallets in Europe are not supplied free of charge, and are instead traded or sold throughout Europe. It is normal to add the value of the Euro pallet to your product, with the net result that you purchase new Euros for ½ price
  • Only quality inspected EURO-Pallets guarantee smooth material flow to anywhere in the world. Either within your business or internationally, be it in transport or storage

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Why use Euro EPAL pallets?

Exporting your goods on the wrong pallet could cost your foreign operations or business partners more than you realize.

Here are some very good reasons why you should consider EURO Pallets:

It can be easy to think that a pallet is just a pallet. However, many global companies are discovering that the packaging decisions made in one country, can become a headache and financial burden in others.

Although it is not compulsory to ship to Europe on a EURO Pallet, it is preferred by the majority of European customers, for the following reasons:

  • European countries charge a disposal fee for incoming non-standard pallets of around AU$3 per pallet;
  • Considered to have value for the receiving company as the pallets can go into the European Pallet pool;
  • Stronger, stiffer, more durable design offering greater product protection;
  • Positive value of up to AU$16 depending on condition;
  • Complies with EU pest requirements;
  • Customers may specify EURO pallets for their purchases;
  • Product arriving on non-conforming pallets may be required to be off loaded onto EURO pallets for use in European warehouses, increasing costs and the potential for damage to products;
  • Accessible for fork lifts from all sides;
  • Environmental credentials are first class.

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