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UK pallet supplier secures Doha duty free contract, the UK’s leading independent supplier of plastic pallets, has secured a major contract with Qatar’s largest warehouse equipment company, Rumaillah Warehouse Equipment, to supply durable, long-life plastic pallets for the storage of duty free goods.

HS Marketing Ltd, of Bourne, Lincolnshire, Rumaillah’s primary sourcing agent, obtained a number of pallet samples from different suppliers, but only was able to match the client’s exact specification with its APB 1210 pool pallet on three runners, which it adapted with the addition of four anti-slip strips.

The first order of 10,000 plastic pallets was shipped in 29 hi-cube containers to Rumaillah in Doha in February, which is currently being stored in over 9,000m2 of warehouse, fully fitted with high racking bays.

Over the next few months, the pallets will be used to offload duty free items from shipping containers arriving from all over the world and to store the goods in the warehouse’s 11,575-bay racking systems, ready to be transferred to the shop floor.

Rumaillah Warehouse Equipment’s General Manager, Anu Sondhi, said: “This project is a key step towards helping Qatar’s continued building expansion. It’s been a long time in the planning but, now we’re nearing completion, we’re glad to have a strong network of reliable suppliers in place, like our pallet partner Goplasticpallets.”