Pallets – an irreplaceable part of materials handling

Pallets are definitely not a hot topic of every day conversation, but they are surely an irreplaceable element of the materials handling landscape.

In fact, it’s hard to imagine ‘materials handling’ with no pallets.

Without them, it would be nigh on impossible to run a warehouse; for large retailers to receive their goods; for products to be shipped interstate; or for world trade to exist.

As such, a company such as CHEP has a solid presence in Australia. According to the company’s website, CHEP manages 237 million pallets, 600,000 bulk containers and 34.9 million reusable plastic containers.

The choice comes down to plastic versus wooden.

To read the full breakdown plastic and hardwood pallets, click here.