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What Are the Benefits of Using Reconditioned Timber Pallets?

Businesses have become significantly more environmentally aware in recent years and many opt for timber-based transit packaging to lower their operational footprint. Using timber pallets from managed sources allows businesses to become more sustainable, however reusing them wherever possible, or buying reconditioned pallets, is a further way to ensure more environmentally efficient processes. Here are 5 benefits businesses can expect from using reconditioned timber pallets:

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Minimising wasted resources

Minimising wasted resources

The average lifespan for a wooden pallet is usually between 5 to 7 years, however when a pallet gets damaged it can be repaired and reconditioned to boost its usage. Doing so lowers the amount of new lumber needed to carry out the transit of goods and helps companies minimise the resources needed to create new pallets.

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Promoting recycling

Promoting recycling

Reusing timber pallets through reconditioning, gives businesses the opportunity to encourage environmentally friendly practices. With the increasing importance of sustainability for consumers, companies that recycle and reuse their packaging materials can create a better reputation and brand identity.

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Fast lead times

Fast lead times

Reconditioning or repairing large volumes of timber pallets can be done quickly and effectively by a specialist provider with the right equipment. They will be able to disassemble damaged pallets so that all the reusable components can be used to form new pallets and all the pieces which aren’t suitable can be made into wood chip or fibre for other purposes. Because new pallets can be turned around much faster than creating wooden pallets from scratch, businesses can benefit from faster lead times for more efficient transit operations.

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Proven performance

Proven performance

quality control. The wooden pallets used for reconditioning have already been approved and proven to perform as designed, so that when they are reconditioned, businesses can be assured of structurally reliable, durable and more sustainable transit packaging.

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A cheaper transit packaging solution

A cheaper transit packaging solution

Buying reconditioned wooden pallets has been estimated to be between 30% and 60% cheaper than buying new ones. And since reconditioned wooden pallets are made to be as good as new, they are an extremely cost-effective and viable solution to more sustainable transit packaging.

Nicklin is one of the UK's longest established and most experienced providers of bespoke timber and corrugated transit packaging products and services. If you’d like to find out more about their ranges of recycled, reconditioned and returnable wooden transit packaging, or to discuss your bespoke requirements, please contact them on 0121 359 8101, or email enquiries@nicklin.com.

  • Trading since 1913, we are one of the UK's longest established and most experienced providers of bespoke timber and corrugated transit packaging products and services. Our product range includes; bespoke pallets, timber cases, timber crates, plywood cases, corrugated cases and timber components.

    Our aim is to supply each of our customers with the most cost-effective and environmentally responsible transit packaging solution available for their application. Ensuring that they obtain real tangible value from their transit packaging budget whilst offering complete protection and facilitating safe handling of their products throughout the entire logistics and storage process.

    We supply transit packaging products and services to clients operating across a diverse range of industries and sectors, from large multinational organisations to local SMEs. Our aim is to create partnerships with each of our customers. Taking time to gain a thorough understanding of their products, processes and operations is fundamental to our approach and in turn gives us complete insight into their operation and deliver the optimum transit packaging solution for their requirements.

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