The Top 10 Reasons to Use Pallets

The Top 10 Reasons to Use Pallets

The plain wooden pallet has survived and thrived for good reasons, even as the world of business changes around it.

Below are ten of the best reasons why Brisbane businesses still use hardwood and pine pallets for storing and moving goods:

1.Exporting Goods

When large amounts of goods are sent overseas they can be loaded onto export pallets, strapped or shrink-wrapped, and then shipped via containers. This is the most efficient way to export products and meet international standards.

2.Transportation around Australia

Around Australia, goods are often shipped in the RACE container of the Australian Railway. For Brisbane companies, using pine or hardwood pallets of the right dimensions means goods fit perfectly and economically into these containers.

3.Space-Efficient Storage

Pallets are perfect ways to store product in a warehouse, allowing efficient handling and use of space – because they can be stacked one on top of the other.

4.Rapid Loading & Unloading

Loading and unloading products onto trucks and into containers can be done faster using pallets than other means.

5.Protection of Goods

Palleting goods not only protects them in transit but supports them in a stable fashion while being lifted locally.

6.Moving Heavy Items

Pallets make it easier to move heavy stacks of product. They can be lifted by forklifts or pallet jacks. If there is a wide, strong, flat, concrete floor, movement is very easy.

7.Ease of Stocktaking

It’s easier to count goods with known quantities on pallets than if they are loose on warehouse shelving, making stocktaking a breeze.

8.Reducing Costs

Pine pallets are often the most cost-effective option, but pallets in general provide low-cost handling and storage. They are essentially durable and reusable packaging that can be used repeatedly, making them an excellent investment.

9.Branding

Pine or hardwood pallets can be custom-made to feature your company name and contact details, essentially acting as an extension of your brand.

10.Recycling

Old pallets are fully recyclable and can be used in gardens or to make a wide array of products, making them very environmentally friendly. Everything from acoustic guitars to entire houses have been made out of old pallet wood.

Palletmasters is the leading Brisbane pallet provider with over 20 years experience in the transportation industry. Call us now on (07) 3283 4288 to discuss export, pine, or hardwood pallet requirements.

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