The new SF 800 H Retail Pallet is the latest model to join Goplasticpallets.com extensive range of lightweight, cost-effective nestable pallets.
Designed to withstand the rigours of a closed loop retail environment, the durable SF 800 H Retail Pallet truly is a retailer’s best friend since it can be used for multiple tasks from order picking to transferring stock to the shop floor.
Jim Hardisty, Managing Director of Goplasticpallets.com, said: “In retail environments nestable plastic pallets can prove a versatile, reliable workhorse. This new specialist version we’ve just launched offers multi-shop retailers and smaller shop chains considerable benefits over both wooden and paper pallets.
“Stock orders for transfer to stores can be picked or packed onto our SF 800 H Retail Pallets at the regional distribution centre (RDC) and then delivered to the store, on either a normal or double deck trailer. Upon arrival at the store, the loaded pallets can be placed straight on the shop floor ready for sale. Alternatively the shelves can be restocked directly from the pallets.
“Once empty, the lightweight pallets can be stacked neatly by hand up to 50 pallets high, ready for collection on the next inbound truck and returned to the RDC to be used over and over again.”
“Wooden pallets, in contrast, pose a potential hygiene risk when used on the shop floor since they absorb moisture and often have loose nails or splinters. They can also only be stacked manually 10 pallets high to a single pile for health and safety reasons, as they’re far too heavy to lift any higher.
“Although most people presume that nestable plastic pallets are costly, the unit cost for a new nestable plastic pallet is actually comparable to the cost of a new wooden pallet.”
Manufactured from high density polyethylene, the SF 800 H Retail Pallet’s lightweight structure measures 1200mm (L) x 800mm (W) x 145mm (H) and weighs just 10.7kg. For a nestable pallet of this size, it is extremely robust and can bear loads of 2000kg when static or 1000kg on the move.
The unique kidney bean shaped feet create much smaller non-geometric voids on the top deck, which improves secure stacking of smaller boxes, and the rounded design assists the smooth entry of materials handling equipment.
Being made from plastic, the SF 800 H Retail Pallet can be easily washed if required to remove dirt, dust and other contaminants, which can often get trapped in the crevasses and splinters of wooden pallets. This hygienic advantage makes nestable plastic pallets particularly desirable for food and pharmaceutical applications.
The SF 800 H Retail Pallet is available in recycled or virgin material and at the end of its working life it is fully recyclable. It comes in black as standard but other colour options are available for orders of 500+ units, as well as the addition of lips.