consolidates plastic pallet and container partnership has signed a new partnership agreement with Belgium-based manufacturers Smart-Flow and Gamma-Wopla which secures the company sole UK distribution rights for their entire ranges of plastic pallets and small containers. This partnership renewal cements’s position as the UK’s largest independent supplier, … [Read more...]

LPR: certified quality, the pillar of efficient and responsible logistics

PLR - La Palette Rouge (Euro Pool Group Division), the European pallet-pooling specialist, is establishing its position as a "best in class" supplier in terms of the quality of its products, processes and services. This is in keeping with its active commitment to a Social and Environmental Responsibility policy for over ten years. Certified … [Read more...]

RM2 Provides Progress Update

RM2 says that business leaders are increasingly aware of the benefits that RM2 ELIoT smart pallets can deliver Update September 14, 2018. RM2 has announced interim results for the six months to June 30, 2018. Financial summary  Revenues for H1 2018 of US$2.6 million (H1 2017: US$3.7 million) Loss after tax for the period … [Read more...]

Christian Kühnhold is leaving Pooling Partners

After the successful development of PAKi logistics GmbH, Kühnhold will take on new challenges Christian Kühnhold, CEO of PAKi Logistics GmbH and member of the board at Faber Halbertsma Group, is leaving the company at the end of September 2018. Following the successful development of PAKi Logistics GmbH and its integration into the Pooling … [Read more...]

Smart Promotions: CHEP Offers Digital Proximity Marketing Service

CHEP Germany has introduced a new, digital point of sale service POS service called "Smart Promotions," according to a German language press release. Marketers, manufacturers and food retailers now have access to a proximity marketing tool that can effectively increase sales. Smart Promotions give shoppers in the store individual pointers to sales … [Read more...]


ORBIS adds new leg design and deck features to its plastic 40x48 XpressPal® family of pallets OCONOMOWOC, Wis., USA — September 5, 2018 — ORBIS® Corporation, an international leader in reusable packaging, has introduced a new pallet to its XpressPal® family. The XpressPal® (XP) Grocery pallet is designed to ship finished goods from distribution … [Read more...]

A Short History of Trade Unions and the Shipping Pallet

It was a time of war, trade unionism, and the early history of the pallet. Imagine legendary Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa, the U.S. Pacific fleet, the cast of Marlon Brando's "On the Waterfront" and that fantastic new product, the shipping pallet. There were going to be waves. Trade unions fight to sustain and grow their membership base; they … [Read more...]

Safe Pallet and Material Handling Solutions

By ADELE L. ABRAMS, ESQ., CMSP Pallet safety best practices for OSHA Compliance During inspection of pallet manufacturing and warehousing facilities, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) focuses on many potential common safety and health hazards, including noise, wood dust, and machine guarding. But another area that can … [Read more...]

Brambles announces FY 2018 results: US Pallet Volumes Rebound

Results feature strong revenue growth, dividends fully funded by free cash flow and progress toward strategic objectives Brambles Highlights Sales revenue up 6% at constant currency largely reflecting strong volume growth in key CHEP pallet and IFCO RPC businesses. Price growth of one percentage point included benefits of pricing … [Read more...]

Pallet Collar Business Acquired by James Jones & Sons (Pallets & Packaging) Ltd

James Jones & Sons (Pallets & Packaging) Ltd has announced the acquisition of one of the UK’s leading pallet collar manufacturers, Billington International Ltd, for an undisclosed sum. The deal will see James Jones & Sons (Pallet & Packaging) Ltd take immediate control of the Billington Group, with business operations continuing … [Read more...]