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 the new heavy-duty flow-through open deck pallets.
Arno Putters, said: “It was important that the company we chose as our UK supplier was able to match our pallet industry expertise and offer the same dynamic approach to customer service that we do. We selected Goplasticpallets.com because of its proven high quality customer service, and quick and flexible response to enquiries and deliveries.”
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 flow-through 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 flow-through 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.
Goplasticpallets.com was established in 2001 and is a division of All Pallets Ltd. Since its inception, Goplasticpallets.com has become the UK’s leading independent supplier of plastic pallets and, through sister company Goplasticboxes.com, now offers an extensive range of plastic containers, crates and trays.
Goplasticpallets.com stocks in excess of 125 different pallets, offering a wide choice of product features and colour options. Pallet styles include nestable pallets, hygienic pallets, pool pallets, full perimeter and non-perimeter pallets, pallets suitable for export, and two-colour pallets, a new concept the company has introduced to aid pallet identification.
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