Going Dutch helps Goplasticpallets expand range
12 December 2012
Goplasticpallets.com has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Dutch pallet manufacturer QPALL, with 13 new plastic pallets to be introduced to the UK. Jim Hardisty, managing director of Goplasticpallets.com,
Jim Hardisty, managing director of Goplasticpallets.com, signed the agreement with Q-PALL directors Arno Putters and Bjorn Oosterhof in November in Paris at the international packaging exhibition, Emballage 2010, where Q-PALL launched its new heavyduty flow-through open deck pallets.
Although Q-PALL is a relatively new entrant in the plastic pallet market, the two directors bring a wealth of industry knowledge to the company. Q-PALL specialises in manufacturing open deck flowthrough pallets and it was the company's existing heavy duty 1210 pallet that first captured the interest of Goplasticpallets.com, who discovered it was the perfect fit for customers in the flour and newspaper industries.
The UK agreement encompasses the original Qpall 1210 pallet range and the four new products, which are available in a number of different configurations, making 13 pallets in total.With their open deck flowthrough design the new pallets complement Goplasticpallets.com's existing range of pallets from Belgian manufacturers IPS and Smart Flow.
The products include: Qpall 1208 - a heavy-duty euro pallet with a flow-through open deck, which is available on the standard three runners, or on a five runner full perimeter base, unique in the UK. The pallet measures 1200mm (L) x 800mm (W) and is available in two different materials, offering racking limits of either 1000kg or 1250kg.
Qpall 1209 - a heavy-duty pallet popular with the egg industry in Europe. The 1200mm (L) x 900mm (W) top deck sits on a 1200mm (L) x 800mm (W) base, offering a 50mm wing down either side.
Qpall 1140 - a medium duty 1140mm square pallet ideally suited for transporting loads in shipping containers. This pallet is available in three versions - on three runners, on a six runner full perimeter base and with an open central section, designed for bulk discharge. For this reason the Qpall 1140 pallet is used widely in the chemical industry.
Qpall 1212 - a medium duty 1200mm square pallet for racking loads of up to 600kg, and available on both three and six runners.