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Plastic pallet boxes have proven to be the best way to store and handle such a diverse range of goods over the last 10 years. Their uniform size, large internal capacity, solid easy-clean base and side walls, and long service life are just a few of the reasons why so many customers choose plastic pallet containers in preference to other storage solutions.

Here, sports bottle preforms are being dropped into the large pallet box and shaken.

In this article, the UK’s plastic pallet experts Goplasticpallets.com recount 5 different applications where their plastic pallet boxes have excelled in recent years, which highlight why they are the ‘go to’ supplier for all your handling and storage needs.

1. World’s Largest Kite

The Kuwait-based Al-Farsi Kite team, who holds the Guinness World Record for flying the largest kite, approached Goplasticpallets.com looking for a storage container suitable for transporting its 1000+ square meter kites around the world.

As the kites are incredibly delicate, wooden pallet boxes were not an option, as they are nailed shut, creating splinters that can catch on the fabric. The team also required a product that would withstand the harsh handling conditions – tipping, climbing on and exposure to the elements.

Goplasticpallets.com recommended its 1400 litre plastic pallet box, the GoPalletBox 1311S 3R Blue. Not only did it offer the kite team the large storage capacity it needed, but its smooth insides ensured the kites remained snag free!

2. Dry Pet Food

One of Goplasticpallets.com’s most challenging projects to date was supplying a whopping 19,750 plastic pallet boxes to GA Pet Food Partners. This leading European manufacturer of own label premium dry pet foods needed a large storage container suitable for use in its new state-of-the-art automated production facility.

After a lengthy consultation period, Goplasticpallets.com again recommended its 1400 litre GoPalletBox 1311S 3R measuring 1300mm (L) x 1150mm (W) x 1250mm (H) – which due to its incredible strength is ideal for bulk handling and has a proven track record in automation.

The plastic pallet boxes were supplied with lids in three different colours so that the different ingredients could be quickly identified. In total the 19,750 boxes offered a tremendous storage capacity of 27.65 million litres – the equivalent of 11 Olympic swimming pools!

3. Zoo Animal Feed

When the Zoological Society of London was looking to replace its wooden pallets and dustbins with a strong and durable container suitable for moving and storing animal feed (browse, branches and leaves), Goplasticpallets.com recommended its GoPalletBox 1210S 3R Blue. This 610 litre plastic pallet box with solid walls on three runners offered both the large volume storage required and excellent performance in rigorous handling scenarios.

ZSL currently has 40 of these plastic pallet containers in use and they have been a roaring success. ZSL London Zoo Site Manager, Jamie Turner, said: “The reusable plastic containers supplied have helped our teams operate more efficiently across our 36-acre site. They’re incredibly durable and effectively store our large browse ready for feeding time at the zoo.”

4. Fishing Gear

Goplasticpallets.com was approached by local fishermen in its hometown of Eastbourne who were seeking storage containers that were both big enough to hold all their fishing equipment and completely weather resistant, as they would be stored outside.

For this application the company’s GoPalletBox 1311S 3R Black was the ideal choice. As the largest plastic pallet box available in Europe, it provided both ample storage and an all-weather resistant solution due to its smooth easy-clean base and side walls.

Speaking about the 100 plastic pallet boxes ordered, third generation Eastbourne Fisherman Graham Doswell, said: “In order to develop the site at Fisherman’s Quay in Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne, we needed to tidy up the area, and the plastic pallet boxes have allowed us to do just that. We’ve purchased a second-hand forklift telehandler to help move and stack the boxes, which can stack up to eight high, which is ideal to maximise space for the development.”

5. Sports Drink Preforms

When the Olympic Games came to London some eight years ago, Goplasticpallets.com teamed up with rigid plastic packaging specialist Logoplaste to provide a storage solution for a global pharmaceutical giant, responsible for producing annually close to one billion bottles of a ‘popular’ sports drink.

A durable and hygienic container was required for the automated manufacture of bottle preforms – each container needed to be capable of holding up to 20,000 units.

Again, Goplasticpallets.com’s GoPalletBox 1311S 3R Blue with lids provided the ideal solution here with its washable surfaces and generous 1400 litre capacity. Some slight modifications were made to the 2,000 plastic pallet containers and lids ordered to ensure that they could be stacked securely up to five boxes high. They were then delivered in 48 trailer loads to the customer’s tight delivery schedule.

For all your storage needs, from the traditional to the extraordinary, contact Goplasticpallets.com on 01323 744057 or email your enquiry to sales@goplasticpallets.com.

Alternatively, for more interesting ways to use a plastic pallet box, please read the full version of our editorial online at www.warehousenews.co.uk.

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