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Schoeller Arca Systems Enjoys Plastic Pallet Boom

Schoeller Arca Systems' plastic pallets are thriving. The company has a bulging order book for the second half of 2008 and recently secured a multi-million pound, five-year contract with a major international pallet pooling company. Under this agreement, Schoeller Arca Systems will supply four million plastic pallets each year, doubling the volume of the previous contract.

“Plastic pallets' are growing increasingly popular:” Comments Peter Doyle, Business Sector Manager at Schoeller Arca Systems. “They are hygienic, cost effective and exempt from international shipping regulations that hinder the movement of wooden pallets. These benefits are becoming abundantly clear to companies that want to reduce costs and improve handling efficiency”.

Reusable, returnable and recyclable, Schoeller Arca Systems' plastic pallets benefit the environment by conserving timber and reducing waste. Easy to sanitise and featuring smooth surfaces and edges that eliminate bug traps, they are ideal for transporting food, beverages and pharmaceutical products. Plastic pallets resist rust, moisture and chemicals, making them safe for use in industrial environments.

Peter continued; “Schoeller Arca Systems produces two plastic pallet ranges – EOS and BiPP, which together encompass over 100 models. Cost effective, EOS pallets meet European standards for export pallets and are ideal for single-trip applications. Long-life BiPP pallets are hardwearing and suitable for multi-trip distribution. The 1200 x 800 x 145mm BiPP model is light-weight and handles heavy loads, making it popular with exporters and airfreight shipping companies”.

Schoeller Arca Systems' plastic pallets stack and nest to utilise space, reducing transport and storage costs. They are up to 40% lighter than wooden pallets, and their weight remains constant because they do not absorb moisture, making them easy to handle. Plastic pallets contain no nails and do not splinter, which means employees can grip them safely.

For more information visit www.schoellerarcasystems.co.uk.

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