In 2011, the European Number 2 pallet-pooling specialist achieved turnover in excess of 117 million Euros, a 6.7% increase compared to the previous financial year. This was the 19th consecutive year of growth for LPR – La Palette Rouge. The … [Read more...] about Another Successful Year for LPR – La Palette Rouge
Pallets: Introduction, procurement considerations and supply chain optimization considerations
Are pallets a procurement line item for your company or a source of competitive advantage? This section includes introductory articles introducing pallets, including their role in the supply chain, options, and considerations from supply chain optimization and procurement perspectives.
Pallets are used to stack, store, protect, and transport materials in the course of being handled by materials handling equipment such as forklifts, pallet jacks or conveyors, being stored in racking or bulk storage or being positioned in transport vehicles. The pallet is the most common base for the unit load, which includes pallet and goods stacked atop it, typically secured by stretch wrap, strapping, shrink wrap, adhesive, pallet collar, or other means of stabilization, including reusable wraps, straps, and nets.
Last year we broke the story about IKEA's move to paper pallets, and followed with other analysis of the paper pallet decision. The paper pallet initiative continues to be front and center in IKEA's drive to reduce its carbon footprint, as seen in … [Read more...] about Paper Pallets a Highlight of IKEA Environmental Policy
(openPR) - Tier-Rack factories are humming so far this year filling stacking rack orders coming in at a pace reminiscent of a few years ago. Tier-Rack® portable racks are used by thousands of customers in hundreds of industries. Some customers use … [Read more...] about Portable Stack Rack Offers Alternative to Pallet Usage for Some Applications
CHEP Asia-Pacific offers the display pallet and multi-product beverage tray as two retail ready innovations developed specifically to improve operational efficiencies at the store level. CHEP has been developing solutions to address the retail ready … [Read more...] about An In-Aisle Look at CHEP’s Retail Ready Solutions
The European Federation of Wooden Pallet and Packaging Manufacturers (FEFPEB) has launched four new language versions of its website, as part of its public relations campaign to promote wood as the raw material of choice for pallets and … [Read more...] about FEFPEB Extends ‘Packaging from Nature’ Website
Scott Group has launched its new, bespoke pallet pooling service, Scott Pooling Solutions, at Ecobuild 2012 - the world’s biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment, held at the ExCel arena in London from 20th to … [Read more...] about Scott Group Launches New Pallet Pooling Service – Scott Pooling Solutions
Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia has announced that CHEP USA will relocate its headquarters to Atlanta. The company plans to bring 173 jobs to the new facility over the next five years. “Georgia has many natural benefits and other strategic resources … [Read more...] about CHEP USA to Open U.S. Headquarters in Atlanta
Loscam turns 70 years old in 2012! Looking back over the decades, it has certainly been a dynamic and ever-changing business, having begun in Australia as a multi-family venture involving timber mills, logging, and trading war surplus materials such … [Read more...] about Loscam Marks 70 Years in Business
CHICAGO (CBS) — The sewing machines are on overdrive inside a West Side warehouse as workers piece together the latest product taking the green world by storm. “Pallet Wrapz are an eco friendly alternative to plastic stretch film that is wrapped … [Read more...] about Chicago-Based Company Thinks Green With Pallet Wrapz
Editor's note: Recent coverage of IKEA's dramatic move to replace wood pallets with paper pallets and loading ledges has caught wide attention with respect to paper pallets. The option of loading ledges has received less coverage to date. Find below … [Read more...] about IKEA Chooses Innovative OptiLedge Shipping Platforms Over Traditional Wooden Pallets