Lightweight pallet cuts costs, claims manufacturer

By Ahmed ElAmin

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Transport, Warehouse

A new lightweight pallet on the market can help processors cut
their transport costs and improve hygiene, according to its
manufacturer.

Toro Pallets said its ultra-lightweight aluminum and hybrid transportation pallets have no screws, bolts or nails on the surface and do not splinter like wood. The pallets could help reduce insurance premiums at warehouses, said Tiger Aster, the company's president. "Our core focus is the food and pharmaceutical industry, where hygiene and sanitation are a primary concern,"​ he said. "We designed our pallets after thorough research to make them light, strong and fastener-free to protect the merchandise being transported." ​ The pallet design addresses some of the basic logistics requirements such as transportation cost savings, product safety and phytosanitation regulations. It can also be used with RFID tags and sensing devices for the real-time monitoring of time and temperature sensitive products. The pallets weigh in the range of 25 and 40 pounds each. "A 24-foot trailer with 12 Toro pallets loaded could reduce the net weight by 300 pounds,"​ Aster said. "It may seem insignificant at the beginning, but it is worth millions of dollars in annual transportation costs."​ The company is targeting food processors and breweries among others.

Related topics: Processing & Packaging

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