medium-dutySchoeller Arca Systems, the global market leader in plastic packaging solutions for materials handling, is proud to announce they are manufacturing pallets in the UK.

Plastic pallets are constantly gaining market share due to their outstanding properties in comparison to other materials, such as; excellent hygiene, consistent quality and dimensions, no splintering or nails and no water absorption.

Schoeller Arca Systems has a complete range of plastic pallets including display, lightweight, medium and heavy duty pallets.

The Schoeller Arca Systems management board made the decision to transfer the injection moulding tools as a direct response to customer requests.  Nick James, Sales Director at Schoeller Arca Systems comments, “The feedback we received from our customers was that they wanted a UK produced pallet and we were happy to oblige.  Using local production we are able to offer more competitive prices, control the quality of the pallet and ensure that the cost of transportation for the customer is more efficient than bringing them in from mainland Europe. I am delighted to be able to show Schoeller Arca Systems commitment to the UK market”

The first production runs are for the 1200mm x 1000mm medium pallet which is for multi-trip use. It has a racking load capacity of 600kg with a weight of only 14kg.  The lightweight pallet will also be produced in the UK with dimensions of 1200mm x 1000mm and with a weight of only 6.5kg. This is ideal  for single trip use with the ability to nest the pallets in stacks of 50 to save both time and space in a warehouse and increase the usable square metre-age. Both pallets are easy to clean and meet all HACCP requirements and as they are plastic, both pallets are also exempt from the requirements of ISPM 15 which is the internationally agreed standard for the treatment of all forms of timber packaging and requires stringent testing, treatment and marking for all wooden pallets.

With the UK head office and warehouse in Abingdon and the worldwide head office in Zwolle, Netherlands Schoeller Arca Systems employs over 1300 people worldwide and has a turnover of €500million. Schoeller Arca Systems standard range of products extends from attached lid containers and euro boxes to foldable large containers and foldable IBC’s.

For Further information contact Peter Doyle – Schoeller Arca Systems on 07971 034693. Reference UKprod1210.