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Goplasticpallets.com pallet box hooks The Highland Council

Following the successful development of Goplasticboxes.com, Goplasticpallets.com now offers a diverse range of plastic boxes. With a storage capacity of 1,400 litres, the company’s GoBox model 1311 is Europe’s largest plastic pallet box and is currently stirring considerable interest in the UK for bulk handling and storage.

In April, Goplasticpallets.com was approached by the Highland Council and here, Jim Hardisty, Managing Director of Goplasticpallets.com, explains how its largest plastic pallet box has transformed the face of a Scottish harbour.

The Highland Council maintains seven major harbours and a number of other small piers and jetties throughout the Highland Regions of Scotland. The fishing industry remains an important feature of harbour life and it is the responsibility of the Highland Council Harbours Authority to preserve the local environment. The Highland Council contacted Goplasticpallets.com looking for a solution for storing the harbour’s fishing nets and equipment out-of-doors and that’s when we recommended the 1,400 litre pallet box.

Storage capacity was definitely a driving factor in selecting the GoBox 1311. We supplied 43 plastic pallet boxes offering a total of 60,200 litres storage space, which allowed the Highland Council to store away all of its fishing gear and improve the upkeep of the harbour.


Since the boxes were required for outside use, we advised that the solid LRS version would be more suitable as the closed construction carries the additional benefit of being completely water-resistant – of course both the closed and perforated versions are UV-resistant, and ideally suited to harsh outdoor use. We also supplied the boxes with lids to maximise the weather resistance and security.

It was essential that the boxes were hard-wearing to protect the Highland Council’s fishing supplies and withstand the often harsh harbour environment. With impact-resistant corners and reinforced cavities, the plastic pallet box ensures a long service life – in most cases up to 10 years.

Another important criterion for the boxes was ease of handling. The strong and simple design of the GoBox 1311 makes these pallet boxes ideal for bulk handling and storage. A stacking rim and anti-slip pads allow for the boxes to be easily piled up to seven high, without compromising safety.

The Highland Council chose our standard GoBox 1311, however this model can be supplied with additional features including corporate personalisation with a choice of name, logo or numbering and an extended colour range available upon request for orders in excess of 500 units.

When Goplasticpallets.com caught up with Colin Alston, Harbour Master, Isle of Skye for the Highland Council, he commented: "Our storage boxes have changed the face of the harbour. We can now store away our fishing nets and equipment tidily and out of harms way with the assurance they are kept secure and dry."

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