Welcome to our first survey of pallet pools from around the world. Palletized storage and shipment are key considerations in modern logistics.
First of all, we define a pool as a group of assets that are shared among participants in the system. In the case of pallet pools we include pallet hire and rental systems, as well as exchange or interchange pools such as the Canadian Pallet Council (CPC) program, in addition to EPAL - the Europallet pool, which can be exchanged, shipped one way under load, or retrieved. With respect to pallet recycling, which after all is our main topic, recycling activities include reverse logistics, pallet sorting and repair.
Shown above is a PECO Pallet. PECO offers a pallet rental service to the consumer products industry in the United States, and has expanded to offer pallet rental in Mexico and Canada as well. In 2011, PECO was acquired by the Pritzker Group.
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