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Scott Pallets achieves accreditation to New Kiln Drying Best Practice Standard

Leading industrial supplies business, Scott Pallets, has received industry accreditation for its Kiln Drying service – setting the bar for UK, Europe and Global standards.

The new, industry changing, Premium Standard certification, delivered through the Timber Pallet and Packaging Confederation, recognizes Scott Pallets’ exceptional standards in procedure and processes, equipment and technical knowledge.

Through the use of an accredited kiln procedure the organisation has the ability to provide high quality pallets to its clients, to ensure them that they are procuring the correct specification and level of moisture content they require within a pallet to ensure any products within or on the wood reach consumers in a pristine and well maintained condition.

The kiln accreditation has been awarded to the firm’s Burntisland, in Fife, and Huntingdon, in Cambridgeshire, sites after an extensive process, through which a research project was carried out on behalf of the Timber Pallet and Packaging Confederation by the Forest Products Research Institute and Napier University.

The project, which was led by Dr Ivor Davies, looked into minimising biological discolouration of timber pallets at the time of production, distribution and delivery. One further Scott Pallet site is currently working toward accreditation.

Karen Hunter of Scott Pallets (pictured) said: “We are delighted to have achieved such a prestigious accreditation from the Timber Pallet and Packaging Confederation across our two sites however we are also pleased to be at the forefront of quality standards throughout our international community."

“We pride ourselves on our high standards and the quality of our products but now we are able to guarantee our pallets, which will mean we can meet all customer expectations and moisture target requirements."

“The new standard is an industry first. We are changing global standards and to be able to say we are the one of the first with this accreditation makes us leaders within the industry."

“We are always innovating and looking at how we can improve, and I think this certification goes to show that we are again helping lead the way.”

Stuart Hex, Timcon Secretary General, said: “This accreditation is addressing a well-recognised, industry wide problem with controlling moisture in timber pallets – the procedure ensures pallet quality and thereby protects valuable goods in transit.

“Scott Pallets now has two accredited sites which will accommodate its ongoing and growing customer base.”

Scott Pallets is a member of the Scott Group which has grown considerably throughout the last 25 years. This has been achieved through numerous strategic acquisitions and organic growth across the UK and into Europe. It has become the UK’s market leading and largest pallet supplier, the fastest growing packaging provider and a leading supplier of essential trade supplies such as tools, workwear and commercial insurance. It also operates a portfolio of commercial property throughout the UK.

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