Industrial pallets are one of the most important pieces of storage equipment for any warehouse, factory or production line. With rising energy prices, rents and production costs, many manufacturers are looking to save money by optimising their processes and logistical setups. Pallets have played a pivotal part in this drive for efficiency for some time now and they are available in many different materials such as plastic, wooden and metal. At Range Storage Equipment we specialise in producing bespoke metal pallets for clients in industries like agriculture, food production, heavy industry, electrical goods and many more. Based in Dewsbury Yorkshire we have become one of the nations favourite companies for bespoke storage equipment. If you are looking for metal pallets in Newcastle we can arrange rapid delivery.
Plastic Pallets vs Metal Pallets
Plastic pallets are still widely used today alongside their metal counterparts. If you are looking for metal pallets in Newcastle or the North West you have been perhaps tempted or curious to consider what plastic pallets offer. After all, they are cheaper which makes commercial sense. At Range Storage we are often asked about the benefits of metal over plastic by many companies and we always present the following points.
Metal Pallets Can Take Heavier Loads
Metal pallets are much stronger than their plastic counterparts which means that they can take on much heavier loads. Essentially this means that more goods can be shifted per square meter which in turn means higher order fulfilments in less time, and lower running costs.
Metal Pallets Are Not Toxic
In the food production business, there are strict laws relating to hygiene and storage which is why HDPE (high-density polyethene) production pallets are less suited. This material often contains toxic colouring and additives which should not come into contact with anything consumable. A fair amount of research in the medical world has also concluded that when compared to steel, bacteria can spread and survive in greater numbers on plastic surfaces.
Metal Pallets Are Still Stong After Being Recycled
Both metal pallets and plastic pallets can be recycled which is great for the mitigating any negative environmental impacts of pallet use. However the key difference is that whilst they are significantly cheaper, pallets made from recycled plastic are much more brittle and prone to breaking than pallets made from re-purposed steel.
Easy To Repair
Metal pallets can eventually show signs of buckling if they have been used to lift extremely heavy loads constantly over a long period of time. Fixing this is thankfully an easy task and at Range Storage, we offer a great in-house pallet repair service at our Dewsbury factory. Fixing damaged or bent plastic pallets is far more difficult and yields poorer results as plastic pallets are usually made from pre-cast moulds that do not display the same structural integrity when rejoined or repurposed.
Look For Metal Pallets In Newcastle
If you are looking for industry grade metal pallets in Newcastle or the North East, you should consider the fantastic longevity and strength on offer when opting for metal as a material. Metal pallets are the lifeblood of any successful manufacturing operation. A business simply cannot afford to invest in a number of plastic pallets that are inadequate and will break. Metal pallets are a sound investment and can be depended on for years and years.
All metal pallets are shipped UK wide and can be designed to suit a variety of applications across many industries from automotive, agriculture, transport, logistics and distribution.
To find out more, speak to our metal pallets experts on 01274 736363 or Email Us.