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Plastic pallet company powers into 2021

11 December 2020

December is a time when we reflect on the year gone by; and this year will certainly be remembered for more reasons than one! But for the manufacturing and logistics industries, 2020 has also marked a turning point; it has presented the opportunity for businesses to reinvent themselves... 

December is a time when we reflect on the year gone by; and this year will certainly be remembered for more reasons than one! But for the manufacturing and logistics industries, 2020 has also marked a turning point; it has presented the opportunity for businesses to reinvent themselves – like the small specialist firms now seen partnering with giants like Airbus to ramp up medical ventilator production as Covid-19 reached its peak – and it has provided a catalyst for manufacturers to accelerate investment in automation and robotics.

Commenting on the last 12 months, Jim Hardisty MD at Goplasticpallets.com, said: “It’s impossible to reflect on the year without mentioning the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. We were all forced to adapt to new ways of working in a matter of weeks. Our focus during the first lockdown was on helping our customers keep up supply. Some of the large projects we were working on went on hold, but only temporarily.”

“Because we hold such a diverse range of plastic pallets and pallet boxes we hold in stock we have remained accessible to all businesses, no matter which market they operate in. Strong sectors this year have remained food & drink, pharmaceutical and retail, especially e-commerce, where increased investment in automated systems continues to drive the shift away from traditional wooden pallets to durable, consistent and sustainable plastic ones.” 

This summer the company launched its our magic folding box to provide a cost-effective multi-trip alternative to one-trip cardboard boxes. It also announced announced its ability  to supply Miniload containers in large quantities – these durable picking crates are designed for handling small items in small quantities.

The company also showcased its new demonstration area where customers can request live virtual demonstrations of plastic pallets and boxes so they can view and compare different models without leaving their office. 

2020 has also seen the company’s plastic pallet recycling scheme ramp up a gear. It recently announced the widening of the scheme, to take back and recycle ‘any’ plastic pallets and boxes regardless of who supplied them. 

“As I look ahead to 2021, there are some obvious challenges to come – how we all adapt to a post-Brexit world being one of them. But I believe the logistics industry as a whole will remain strong and keep growing. It’s an essential service in which plastic pallets play a vital role – in delivering the items needed to keep our essential supply chains powering on – and at an even greater pace than before,” concluded Hardisty.


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