Most business owners rely on used pallets for their processes. Such people consider what makes their company’s operations cost-effective without sacrificing service and quality.
Business holders prefer recycled secondhand pallets in moving material around more than ever before. The food manufacturers, steel industries, paper & printing companies, retail and manufacturing companies, these are the markets where used pallets widely used.
Because the economy is changing rapidly and constantly, it is an easy decision to choose a used pallet. For those who are just beginners in their businesses, I suggest choosing used wood pallets.
Not only because it is my business, but it will also help you and your business’s bottom line. The reason I recommend wood pallets instead of plastic is:
- They are more easily available in a wide variety of sizes.
- They are cheaper than plastic.
- This is a renewable resource that enhances your company’s recycling resume.
An estimated 50% of hardwood harvested in the US is used for the production of new wood pallets. Through positive responses from companies throughout the country, the manufacturing of new pallets has experienced a remarkable decline while an average of 170 million wood pallets is being repaired every year.
Used wood pallets come in several different sizes and types. The most common standard size is the 48×40 GMA which is mainly used in the food industry. Another common palette is the CEN Standard, also called the EURO pallet.
ISO Standard and a 1200 x 1200 mm pallet, Euro Pallet is widely used in Europe and is available in various sizes. The most common one is “Pallet EUR” or sometimes called “the whole pallet” which measures 800 x 1200mm.
ISO-Standard pallets are suitable when you have a racking system for use while a 1,200 x 1,200 mm pallet is used for most fresh products and retail businesses.