Advantages of Palletisation
December 21, 2018
Palletisation has become somewhat of a necessity for many manufacturers and shippers of commercial goods. On top of being used as a unit of measure, there are many advantages of palletisation in logistics:
Pallets are made of wood, plastic or metal and are a much stronger alternative to other containers like cardboard boxes or plastic wrappers. The structure of a pallet is far more sturdy, allowing a larger number of heavier objects to be transported without the risk of breakage. As well as this, they can be reused multiple times before they need to be repaired or replaced.
Less Product Damage
By storing and transporting your products on pallets, they are able to be kept off the ground which reduces the risk of damage from water, dirt and debris. Palletisation also provides drainage and circulation for your products, so if they are perishable items they will stay safe and fresh.
Palletisation means that pallets can be moved a lot quicker than manual handling; this in itself presents a number of benefits. Reduced labour requirements, faster turnaround and sufficient temperatures for perishable products, are some further advantages you can gain from palletisation.
As well as speed and strength, pallets are lightweight and do not take up a large amount of space so they can be moved and stored very efficiently in warehouses. With the ability to stack tall, they do not require a lot of floor space and, as they weigh very little, workers can pick them up and carry them when necessary.
Palletisation in material handling is a lot easier as the transport of pallets does not require any specialist equipment. A forklift or pallet jack is ideal for lifting and stacking pallets and using this equipment will prevent products from any damage.
As you can see, businesses who have turned to palletisation have been gaining benefits right from the start and continually since. Contact us today for your palletisation and haulage needs.