Pallet Statistics: Pallet Sizes Becoming More Standardized in the U.S. Market

This article has been updated with the most recent pallet industry statistics available. Also read: Economic Impact Study Shows Wood Packaging Industry Supports 173,000 Jobs in the United States New wooden pallet industry statistics have been made available, resulting from cooperative research projects involving NWPCA, Virginia Tech and USDA … [Read more...]

Molded Wood Pallets Sales on an Upswing as Logistics Industry Embraces Sustainability

According to the study, Molded Wood Pallets Market, global sales of molded wood pallets reached 435 million units in 2018, and are estimated to record a Y-o-Y growth of approximately 3% in 2019. Molded wood pallet manufacturers’ capabilities have been put to test in recent times, as notable trends such as pallet pooling continue to flourish among … [Read more...]

NWPCA Sponsors the PCR to Benchmark Environmental Performance of Wooden Pallets

July 16, 2019 –   UL has announced the publication of the first-ever Product Category Rules (PCR) for wooden pallets. The PCR may be used to benchmark the environmental impacts of wooden pallets, and sets a new precedent for life cycle assessments for pallets made from other materials. Product Category Rules (PCRs) are a set of requirements and … [Read more...]

Conner Industries Acquires RoseMill Packaging Resources

FORT WORTH, Texas - Conner Industries, Inc., a leading provider of lumber, industrial wood crates & pallets, and packaging solutions, has announced the acquisition of RoseMill Packaging Resources, LLC (“RoseMill”), an industrial packaging company based in Lewisburg, TN. RoseMill is a rapidly growing and profitable provider of industrial … [Read more...]

Mahou San Miguel reduced CO2 emissions from road transport by 12% in 2018 with CHEP

In 2015, the company joined CHEP's Collaborative Transport Solutions program, which allows routes to be optimized thanks to shared transport, promoting a more efficient and sustainable logistics model. Mahou San Miguel and its integrated logistics operator, Taisa Logistics, avoided emptying 300,000 km thanks to their participation in this … [Read more...]

Remanufactured Pallets Present Green, Low Cost Path to Custom Pallets

Tyson Steffens explains the opportunities for remanufactured custom pallets. There are few things more confusing to the novice than the recycled pallet market.  In an earlier article, I looked at the GMA pallet and the fundamental features of it that are important to pallet buyers to understand.  In this post, I will explore the nearly … [Read more...]

CHEP Updates European Pallet Design, New Pallet Roll Out Well Under Way in Spain

Madrid - CHEP, a supplier of supply chain solutions, continues to place investment in innovation and the quality of the pallet pool at the heart of its strategy in Europe. Its main objective is to adapt to the changes and demands of the market and to the needs of its customers. In November 2018 the company introduced a new design update to its … [Read more...]

Vanessa Stark new General Manager at CHEP Benelux

Vanessa Stark, from South Africa, is not a new face at CHEP. She has worked for CHEP Automotive from Cologne for the past 7 years - first in customer service, then in sales and subsequently as Strategic Marketing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to her employment at CHEP, Stark also worked for BMW as well as UTi Worldwide, a … [Read more...]

hoopo & Polymer Logistics Bring IoT Tracking to the Supply Chain

The combined offering enables cost-effective, smart supply chain solutions for food delivery companies LONDON, UK – hoopo, the company redefining geolocation technology with high-accuracy low-power capabilities via the Internet of Things (IoT), and Polymer Logistics (PL), a global leading provider of Retail Returnable Packaging (RRP), have … [Read more...]

Free Pallets – Ten Places Where to Find Free or Low Cost Pallets

  Wondering where to find free or low-cost pallets? I often receive inquiries about where to find such pallets to start a home craft project, or more steady sources of used pallets to generate work as a pallet street vendor or a pallet recycling business. Pallets available at no cost typically include unusual sizes, small qualities, or … [Read more...]