Pallet News Briefs
James Jones & Sons pallets support deliveries of Covid-19 vaccine
January 12, 2020 – James Jones & Sons is supplying the pallets for the distribution of millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines across the UK. The company is the sole supplier of EPAL pallets to the manufacturer of one of the three new vaccines, which are currently being rolled out across the country.
Gil Covey, Executive Chairman of James Jones & Sons (Pallets and Packaging) Ltd said: “This is an excellent example of the vital role that wooden pallets and packaging play in keeping supply chains of essential products, including food, drink, and pharmaceuticals moving. During the pandemic, supply chains and government have come to understand this better, which was evidenced by employees involved in the production, treatment, repair, and transport of wooden pallets being designated essential workers.
“Pharmaceutical and other high-value goods need to be given protection while in transit by robust, high-quality pallets such as EPAL, which are kiln-dried for additional strength and durability.
“James Jones & Sons is proud to play its part in these essential vaccine deliveries and the country’s fight against the pandemic.”
James Jones & Sons Ltd is a leading forest-products group whose activity encompasses forest planting and harvesting, sawmilling, engineered timber products for the UK construction sector, pallet and packaging manufacture and repair and the supply of pallet collars and protectors.
LPR launches new 100% recyclable and traceable quarter pallet
LPR-La Palette Rouge, Europe’s pallet pooling specialist, continues to extend its service with the latest version of its quarter pallet. LPR already operates in 15 European countries through 8 subsidiaries, with a range of rental pallets that includes all the full-size and half-size pallets used commonly between fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) producers and their retail customers.
There is a clear market trend to ship more and more products on display pallets, from the manufacturer to the final point of sale, as it simplifies the handling of the products in the supply chain. The 400×600 format was already part of LPR’s existing range of pallets, however, with LPR’s focus on continuous improvement, there was a desire to develop the pallet further.
The new quarter pallet, the RQP46, is lighter, 100% recyclable, hygienic and therefore preventing any moisture or dust collection in dead pockets. Furthermore, this format is ideal for in-store display, promotional use, and offers real, added-value for product visibility and brand exposure.
What’s also notable about this new quarter pallet is that it’s ideal for cross-docking and is highly nestable. This could reduce transport and storage costs by up to 60% and provide considerable improvements in efficiency and handling times.
Last but not least, this new format is equipped with QR technology (Barcode label: Code GS1 128 / GS1 Datamatrix) that enables the tracking and monitoring of assets. QR codes are important for inventory management and controlling assets in supply chain management and represent a real value-add.
The first markets to deploy the new quarter pallet will include Poland, Germany and Benelux where the supply chain is seeking optimization and further innovation in display pallet solutions.
Enhanced cooperation between CEI-Bois and EOS will strengthen the voice of the European Wood Working Industries
CEI‐Bois and EOS are engaged in advocating for the interests of the European Wood Industries as well as promoting the use of wood towards the European Union institutions. CEI-Bois is the umbrella advocacy organization for the European Wood Working Industry, while EOS specifically represents the sawmill industry.
Already today, the two organisations have a close relationship. They share resources and have a wide cooperation both in the field of technical specifications and common advocacy actions towards the European Union institutions.
CEI-Bois and EOS have, in their respective General Assemblies, decided to deepen this cooperation further, with the aim to:
- Creating the indispensable bridge linking the Wood Industry value chain with the European policymakers;
- Advocating for the use of legally harvested wood as a strategic solution to climate change challenges;
- Creating favourable legislative and policy conditions for enhancing the use of wood in construction and wood consumption within and outside the EU borders.
CEI-Bois and EOS have decided to operate through a Joint Secretary-General for the two organisations. Furthermore, a new position as Director of Public Affairs is created that will entirely focus on proactive advocacy.
Silvia Melegari is from Sept 14 appointed Joint Secretary-General for CEI-Bois and EOS. The process to recruit the Director of Public Affairs for CEI-Bois and EOS jointly is ongoing.
Ragnar Strand to Retire as NLP CEO
After 14 years as CEO of NLP, Ragnar Strand will retire at the end of 2020. Strand was the first employee in NLP and has led the company since it was established in early 2006.
The board of NLP has hired Rune Myrmel as the new CEO, and he will take office at the beginning of November. Myrmel is currently the general manager of the materials company Norsk Metalljenvinning AS, and has extensive experience from the Norwegian grocery industry. He has also participated in NLP’s board in the period 2006 – 2016, of which two years as chairman.
Safer Way to Ship Products is on Lipped Pallets
Chicago, IL – If your company is looking to increase employee safety in the warehouse, then it’s a good idea to consider a plastic lipped pallet as it provides added support when transporting products on forklifts.
The new Lipped Stackable Plastic Pallets from One Way Solutions will help simplify pallet stacking and reduce freight preparation time. Lips are also known as safety rims, which have tapered edges that assist fork tine entry.
Additional benefits of a lipped pallet include reducing freight preparation time, conserving packing materials, and securing payloads to protect merchandise.
This 40×48 lipped pallet example is USA made and weighs only 22 lbs. Since it’s plastic, it is high-pressure injection molded with high quality recycled HDPE resin.
This particular product is now available on the One Way Solutions website and is available to ship out next day.
New European Pallet B1208A Results in Damage Reduction for CHEP Italy
January 16, 2020 – Just after a year since introducing the new European pallet B1208A in Italy, the new unit is recording very positive results, according to an Italian press report.
Against more than 1.5 million pallets placed, the defects of the top deck are reduced by more than 50%, the equivalent to 500 less trees used every year and with a significant reduction in rework, ergonomic risks and accidents, with a consequent optimization of resources.
The new B1208A pallet is a more robust platform that offers greater quality and safety, as well as greater durability, maintaining the same dimensions and tolerances so as not to compromise operations in the supply chain and in automatic warehouses.
This new design increases the material covered surface to 90.6%, reducing the potential risk of damage to packaging.
The distribution of this new pallet confirms CHEP’s commitment in the concrete application of the Brambles Group’s sustainability strategy and in achieving its sustainability objectives for 2020.
The new European pallet was launched in November 2018. We first reported on the new pallet’s introduction in 2019.
Rose Pallet Announces Transition of Ownership to Mia Allen and Amy Olson
Jauary 15, 2020 – Rose Pallet recently announced an ownership transition. Co-Founder Alan Rose has transferred his share of ownership to co-owners Mia Allen and Amy Olson. This transfer of ownership gives 100% controlling interest and ownership to Mia and Amy, which now distinguishes the business as women-owned. Headquartered in Bridgeview IL, the company offers service to customers nationally.
Collectively, Mia and Amy have worked in the pallet industry for nearly 40 years. Both have grown from sales to management and, ultimately, corporate ownership. Jointly, they handle all day to-day company operations and management decisions across all departments.
“I am proud to transfer my share of ownership to Mia and Amy,” stated Alan Rose, the outgoing CEO. “They are a powerful duo and have built a tremendous company. While there are many factors that set Rose Pallet apart; women owned is now chief among them.”
Since our founding in 2011, Mia and Amy have helped the company triple its customer base and both women have been nationally recognized for excellence in business and leadership. They attribute their success to a close-knit working environment with a strong emphasis on collaboration and customer service.
As a women-owned business, the ladies state that they are looking forward to new opportunities, continued growth, and blazing trails for other women in the pallet industry.
Goplasticpallets.com to debut at IntraLogisteX
January 14, 2020 – Goplasticpallets.com has chosen the 2020 IntraLogisteX show to make its debut appearance at what represents an exciting time for the company, celebrating one year since launching the UK plastic pallet industry’s first-ever recycling scheme.
With stocks of more than 40,000 plastic pallets and pallet boxes and more than 20,000 small containers, crates and trays, Goplasticpallets.com states that it boasts the largest range of reusable and recyclable transit packaging available in Europe.
Goplasticpallets.com will be exhibiting on stand 214 with a diverse range of plastic pallets including its popular heavy duty APB 1210 and 1208 pool pallets which are made from recycled HDPE and offer the strength and endurance for both automated handling and rigorous environments, as well as a selection of medium duty and nestable pallets. Boxes on show will include the company’s latest robust sleeve pack the CabCube 1210 9F 2.00 and a variety of smaller boxes that fold, stack and nest.
Goplasticpallets.com’s team of experts will be on hand to discuss visitors’ project requirements in detail offering advice on the best products to match their needs. The team will also be encouraging more sign-ups to its pioneering plastic pallet recycling scheme as part of the company’s mission to help create more sustainable supply chains.
Jim Hardisty, Managing Director of Goplasticpallets.com, said: “2020 marks a new decade and a great opportunity for us to try new things. We’ve heard positive feedback about last year’s IntraLogisteX show so we’re looking forward to making our debut appearance.”
IntraLogisteX 2020 will be taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry 31st March-1st April.