What is EPAL?
Global economic structural changes always pose new challenges for logistics industry.
In view of both the automation of material flows and globalisation of commodity flows, all means of transportation, such as the EPAL-pallet, must meet ever-increasing expectations.
This in turn requires stricter quality controls. EPAL guarantees the highest quality standard
for EPAL-pallets throughout the world.
EPAL (the European Pallet Association) was founded in 1991 to work with the European Railways to maintain a European-wide quality assurance and inspection standard for the EURO pallet.
EURO-pallets bearing the EPAL quality mark, certify they have been inspected by EPAL, ensure global safety.
Only quality inspected EURO-pallets guarantee smooth material
flow – anywhere. Either within your business or internationally –
in transport and storage.
1 Safer transport: your goods arrive safely
2 Stable storage: stable storage of your goods is guaranteed
3 Optimum operational safety: your work in a safer environment
How does the System work?
EURO-pallets produced by EPAL licensed manufacturers are inspected under strict quality procedures, at regular intervals.
All EPAL-controlled wooden pallets are marked with a quality control staple bearing the EPAL quality mark. Repaired EURO-pallets are certified with an EPAL repair marking nail.
Based on standardised quality-assured EURO pallets, the ”EPAL-System“ is a cross-sector open pallet exchange pool.
On the basis of quality criteria given by EPAL and the UIC, partners agree upon the most suitable exchange basis for their circumstances:
“pallet for pallet”, pallet accounts for future settlement, etc.