High quality pallets at an affordable price
How an entire industry benefits from switching from wood to plastic: Since 1994, Drankenpallet Beheer Nederland (DPB) has maintained a shared pallet pool for Dutch beverage manufacturers and brewers with the claim that it offers all pool participants the highest quality pallets at the lowest possible cost. Already back in 2012, DPB began to replace its wooden pallet pool with our plastic pallet BPP i9. In hindsight it is clear: The changeover was well worth it.
|Association||Drankenpallet Beheer Nederland|
|Goods||Crates, glass bottles, cans|
|Solution||BPP i9 (OD-6R)|
|Quantity||530.000 pcs. (since 2012)|
Breakage rate was reduced to less than one percent per trip. Monthly rental fee was significantly reduced.
The Dutch pool previously had 800,000 wooden pallets in circulation. The follow-up costs were correspondingly high: Dirty chips and injury-prone splinters, heavy weight, particularly when wet, and not least of all the enormous cost of disposing of badly damaged or soiled pallets.
The new heavy duty pallets were to be tough, durable, light, hygienic, insusceptible to failure, and sustainably disposable when they were no longer serviceable.
With the BPP i9, we developed a tailor-made load carrier that met all DPB requirements. This plastic pallet seamlessly fits into the existing storage and transport systems, which were configured for handling the wooden pallets. The forklift pockets, deck height, and blocks of the BPP i9 thus feature the same dimensions like its wooden predecessor.
It weighs only 25 kilograms and is thus 15 kilograms lighter than the wooden pallet. This makes everyday handling of the pallets much easier and leads to a significant reduction in CO₂ emissions during transport
Moreover, improvements were made in terms of load securing and occupational safety: Anti-slip strips, rubber blocks and grommets secure the transported goods and prevent slipping of the pallet.
The most significant advantage of the BPP i9 is the pallets' stable design. While the wooden pallets had a breakage rate of 25 percent annually, the current annual breakage rate of the BPP i9 is only about six percent.
On average, the pallets complete about nine trips in the DPB pool per year. This means the breakage rate is less than one percent per trip. This considerably reduces repair costs.
Less damage to the pallet also means less damage to the goods. Using the BPP i9 has yielded a significant reduction in broken goods, particularly in terms of sensitive goods such as glass bottles or cans.
Thanks to the wide-ranging cost savings, the monthly rental fee paid by all pool participants for using the plastic pallets was significantly reduced. A total of 530,000 pallets are now successfully in use in the DPB's pallet pool.
Besides economic sustainability, ecological sustainability is an important pillar in the collaboration between DPB and us to this day. It is for this reason that the BPP i9 has been manufactured from recycled materials since the beginning of our partnership, and at
the end of its life cycle the pallet is recycled again and used for new BPP i9 pallets. We thus support cradle-to-cradle production.
»The fact that as from the beginning Cabka-IPS turned out to be a company with high technical skills and well experienced in the production of heavy use plastic pallets, this brought the added value we were looking for«
Christiaan Hamminga, Secretary of DPB
Dimensions: 1200 x 1000 x 169 mm
Weight: 23,0 kg
Top deck: open (OD)
Bottom support: 6 runners (6R)
Material: recycled HDPE
Static: 7000 kg
Dynamic: 1500 kg
Racking: 1500 kg
Strips topside deck
Grommets underside deck
Rubber inserts under blocks