Latest News

Pushing the boundaries of automation with plastic pallets

How will ecommerce growth push the boundaries of automation?

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ecommerce has seen huge growth. As shoppers abandon the high street for the electronic super highway, ecommerce in the UK is now worth an estimated £205 billion. That’s an increase of almost 11% compared to 2019!

Retailers are now changing their business models, to strengthen their online proposition.

Marks and Spencer is a prime example of this, announcing last week that they are going to create new jobs in online fulfilment and a new ambient food warehouse.

“Online sales of clothing and home goods rose by about a third, highlighting the rapid shift in consumer behaviour, and now account for two-fifths of the total sales against about 22% before the pandemic.” as reported in the FT.

Retailers have recognised the need to adopt automation in their operations – in both warehouses and for distribution – and increase their capabilities. This in turn is pushing the design boundaries not only of the automation systems but the storage platform used to handle and dispatch more orders, faster!

This is where comes in! If you are looking to move into automation, then you need expert advice. Talk to us today! Email us, call us on +44 (0)1323 744057 or use the chat function below.

Plastic Pallets, Boxes & Containers in Automation

The following products are used in automation within the retail sector. You can browse more examples of our ‘products in motion’ here.

Euro E7 – Your wooden EPAL pallet replacement!

The Euro E7 plastic pallet has the exact dimensions of a standard wooden EPAL pallet so it can be easily integrated into automated systems that have already been customised for wooden pallets. It can run in a conveyor system parallel to existing wooden pallets too. With 3 runners and steel bars in the deck for enhanced strength and stability – even with the heaviest loads. Designed specifically for large retail or automation applications. Request a quote

APB 1210 Pool Open 5R Blue – A best seller!

One of our best sellers and the industry standard pallet for closed loops. A very strong, long lasting plastic pool pallet, suitable for repeated use. Perforated for ventilation and easy cleaning. Made from Recycled HDPE plastic. Request a quote

RL-KLT 6280 – Ideal for rigorous applications

The RL-KLT 6280 is incredibly strong and durable. As such it is ideal for rigorous industrial applications. Take a look at our range of plastic RL-KLT containers. Other colours are available, subject to order quantity. We can also print these boxes with your logo or identification codes on-site. Request a quote