Robust protection for wooden pallets · Lasts longer · fewer repairs · in circulation for longer · safer
UPALL®: a game-changing innovation that will reduce the costs of pallet-based supply chains significantly.
Using robust protective guards at the points of entry, each wooden pallet lasts a lot longer, needs far fewer repairs, stays in circulation for longer periods and has a lower trip cost than a conventional non-protected pallet.
UPALL initially offers the pallet protectors for the Euro size pallet (1200 x 800 mm) and will look to develop the product for other pallet sizes in the future as demand increases.
What are the benefits of UPALL®?
Tests on UPALL® pallets at the world-renowned and independent Virginia Tech indicate that a UPALL® protected pallet will last for an average of three times the lifespan and potentially more, than a conventional wooden pallet.
Quality construction and consistent dimensional tolerances ensure the pallets remain suitable for all mainstream handling equipment and are compatible with automated handling and storage applications.
UPALL® protected pallets experience substantially less damage with significantly fewer wood chippings and debris. This reduces downtime, equipment maintenance and housekeeping and improves employee and public safety.
The pallets and their protectors are completely repairable to maintain high quality standards. All materials used are fully recyclable.
A UPALL® protected pallet remains in circulation, earning money for longer with quantifiable savings in inspection, repair, transport and trip costs. Key components of the pallets - blocks and base boards - are guarded by the protector. The pallet is therefore much more resistant to impact, giving lower damage rates and extending the lifespan of the pallet.
The protectors can be supplied in corporate colours, with printed logos and other designs. The enhanced appearance of the pallets makes them ideal for display directly at the point of sale in retailers.
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions – the pallet is more durable, extending the lifespan resulting in less vehicle return trips, less fuel consumption, reduced repairs and savings in energy consumption.
Carbon is locked up in the wood longer, reducing the carbon footprint.
Pallet durability means greater pallet utilisation, resulting in more trips per pallet and lower pallet stock inventory.
Wood is from FSC® sustainable resources.
End of life-cycle wood can be recycled or used as bio fuel.
The virgin polypropylene protectors are fully recyclable.
UPALL® is a joint venture led by James Jones & Sons Ltd., one of the UK`s largest and most progressive timber companies and PM Ventures.
James Jones and Sons has been at the forefront of the UK timber processing sector for over 100 years and operates some of Europe's most efficient and technologically advanced manufacturing and processing facilities offering a broad range of sawn timber, engineered timber and pallet and packaging materials.
James Jones (Pallets and Packaging ) Ltd., part of the James Jones Group, is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of high quality new and repaired pallets. We supply all of the major pallet pools as well as a long list of leading blue chip businesses across the UK.
PM Ventures is a leading German technology innovation business which brought the pallet protection concept to the UK and the joint venture business has been established to manufacture the UPALL® pallet protectors.