Facts about the Euro pallet
The most widely used pallet is the EPAL Euro pallet, primarily in Europe, but also internationally. Around 450 to 500 million pallets are currently in use for pallet transport or in warehouses. For safe transport logistics as well as efficient warehouse logistics, it is important that each Euro pallet is robust and therefore reliable.
That is why every Euro pallet is made of wood and has a standardised size of 120 cm in length, 80 cm in height and 14.4 cm in height. Depending on the condition of the pallet or the wood, pallets are divided into different quality classes: starting with the highest level “New”, through classes “A” and “B” to the lowest class “C”. In addition, each standardised pallet must have 78 nails and nine blocks as joints. Depending on the moisture content of the wood, a pallet weighs approximately 23 – 25 kilograms and has a load capacity of up to 1,500 kilograms. The maximum load when stacking Euro pallets, for example when shipping pallets or in the warehouse, is 4,000 kilograms.
These uniform dimensions of the pallets not only enable safe pallet transport. The uniformity of the pallets is also fundamentally important for the international exchange system EPAL.