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Automation Pallets – Wooden or Plastic?

Why should I choose a Plastic Pallet for my automated system? Many companies nowadays are looking to make things quicker, smoother and more efficient. They want less human interaction, less errors and often companies look to automation to achieve this. As with many things, the better the input and planning, the better the output and automated warehouse systems are a prime example of this. There are many examples where companies have suffered after an automated system has been installed. When companies are looking to invest in automated equipment, the humble... Read More

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Wood is Good – Plastic is Bad! Is this really true when it comes to pallets?

Everyone seems to think that wood is good and plastic bad on all levels but is this actually true? Wood is perceived to be better for the environment, more cost effective and more useful. Let’s look further and deeper into this and see what comes out. Wood is good isn’t it? Just start by thinking about where wood actually comes from. It comes from trees which are not insignificant in the worlds eco system. Deforestation along with pollution are deemed as two of the biggest contributing factors to global climate... Read More


Plastic Pallets are too Expensive! Are they really?

Plastic pallets are much more expensive than wooden pallets… This is generally true. An untreated pallet made from wood is far cheaper than a plastic pallet used for the equivalent purpose. Add in heat treatment and certification for export then the price gap begins to close. Wood prices have been rising and as such the gap is narrowing all the time. When you look at wood v plastic over a longer time period then the tables are truly turned. The initial cost of purchase is higher for plastic pallets but... Read More

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Hercules Collapsible Pallet Box

The Hercules Collapsible Pallet Box has an innovative new design, it’s packed with useful features! Available in standard size (1200x1000mm) and euro size (1200x800mm) this box can carry up to 750KG in transit! The box is stackable, and when folded down can stack up to 6 high to save space. The folded height of this box is only 35omm! All side walls can be removed and replaced, this means additional drop down doors can be implemented, or a wall can be replaced in the event of damage. Document holders ensure... Read More


Sizing is Critical!

Daniel Paterson discusses the benefits of understanding pallet sizing… We all know what it is like when somebody in our organisation puts a request through and says I need some pallets please –  “can your order some for me?” – we go back and say “what size” – “just the standard ones” of course… Sizing is critical.. -not only to ensure our products are handled securely but also to save cost and ensure we are shipping our goods the most cost effectively. Today, there is a whole range of pallet... Read More


Plastic v Wood Presentation – IMHX 2019

Don Marshall, Head of E-Commerce & Marketing, presented this talk at the IMHX exhibition last month. Watch the full video below, and then check out our full range of plastic pallets by clicking HERE

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Rigid Pallet Boxes

The Rigid Pallet Box sits at the backbone of Industry across the world….the most commonly used word to describe them is that they are just “solid”. Used in all types of industries from waste management right through to shipping of high value goods overseas, these boxes that excel themselves every time – now are available with a lid as an option to ensure all things are secure. Have you often had that sneaky feeling when you are packing up goods for storage or onwards shipping and doubting yourself as to... Read More

Display Pallets

Are you aware of the further addition to the Exporta range? Exporta offer a range of 600x400mm Display Pallets that maximise on-shelf availability, enhance store-visibility and inspire end-user customers to buy more.                         These sturdy pallets are used as a platform for both retailers (displaying their products) and manufacturers (storing and transporting their products); small enough to be managed on the retail floor and large enough to cope with large high capacity production-lines They are truly a unique end-to-end... Read More