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Brewers and Distillers ‘Leave the Wood’ and ‘Go plastic’

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Brewers and Distillers ‘Leave the Wood’ and ‘Go plastic’

Brewers and Distillers ‘Leave the Wood’ and ‘Go plastic’
November 14
10:26 2018

When sourcing pallets for handling spirits and other alcoholic beverages, safety in the supply chain is a primary consideration. The alcoholic drinks industry invests in customised pallet solutions – pallets that are suitable for use in automation, whether that’s being moved by forklifts, handled by automated conveyors or stored in high bay racking systems.

Switching from traditional wooden pallets to plastic pallets is a trend that has taken hold in Europe’s alcoholic beverage industry as manufacturers are experiencing the many benefits which, to name a few, include safer handling, consistent dimensional accuracy and loading capacities, longer life span and recyclability!

Dranken Pallet Beheer in Holland is a prime example. This association of breweries and beverage producers including Heineken, Bavaria, Grolsch, Inbev, and Vrumona ordered 400,000 plastic beverage pool pallets in 2012, to replace their wooden pallets, and have been using them effectively ever since.

Edrington has been using plastic pallets for six years.

The UK recently began to follow suit as the popularity for plastic beverage pallets continues to grow, however, some spirits manufacturers – like Edrington – have been reaping the benefits of ‘going plastic’ for many years.

The premium spirits company approached Goplasticpallets.com six years ago when it needed help with its logistics, and the solution – which has been working seamlessly to date – is proof why more companies should ‘Leave the wood. Go Plastic’ – the theme of Goplasticpallets.com’s main marketing campaign.

Goplasticpallets.com recommended a switch from wooden to plastic pallets for a durable and cost-effective solution capable of withstanding the tough manufacturing environment, which involves a high level of automation – essential since each pallet can carry £60,000 worth of spirits.

Edrington ordered 1,400 of the company’s reusable and recyclable APB 1210 Pool Perforated 5R pallet, which is made from recycled polypropylene. Anti-slip strips were also added to meet their specific requirements.

At Goplasticpallets.com, we offer over 120 different styles of plastic pallets and pallet boxes, including the APB1210 Pool Perforated 5R Pallet, which Edrington chose and also the industry specific BPPI9 Beverage Pool Pallet 6R, which is made from recycled HDPE and our Keg S9 Pallet, which can hold up to eight 50-litre kegs.

In fact, Goplasticpallets.com holds over 12,000 plastic pallets in stock, all available for quick delivery. For further information visit www.goplasticpallets.com or contact the company’s expert sales team on Tel +44 (0)1323 744057 or by Email sales@goplasticpallets.com.

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