All over the world there are billions of pallets in use, whether they be exporting goods across the seas or by air, being used in production lines, providing storage in a warehouse or even being repurposed as garden furniture or as a garden!
With a huge variety available in many different sizes it is good to know what the differences are.
While looking through our products you will notice that many of our pallets are either Euro or Standard - but what does this actually mean? At the most basic level this refers to the different sizes with Euro Pallets being 1200mm x 800mm and Standard Pallets being 1200mm x 1000mm - however - there is a story as to how the Euro Pallet came into existence.
The Euro Pallet came into being in the 1960s after development by the combined railways of the European Nations (at that time consisting of Belgum, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Holland). The International Union of Railways commissioned a common standard for a pallet to optimise the loading and unloading of railcars thus the Euro Pallet measuring 1200mm x 800mm. This standard size spread further and further as more nations joined the European Community and now as well as being found in Europe they are found all across the globe from North America to Central Asia.