Baked Goods

This customer manufactures speciality breads and pastries and distributes them directly to several leading supermarkets.

Although generally the product was light, issues were arising with supermarkets rejecting full lorries as the pallets had slipped / tilted during transit and due to Health and Safety rules, they could not be off loaded.

Pallets were approx. 1400mm high and were despatched with just shrink film applied, strapping was tried but rejected by supermarkets due to damage they caused.

Cost of each rejection was £2,500 and they were seeing at least one a month sometimes up to three.

After initial assessment and on site visit to the manufacturing plant and a supermarket delivery we proposed a two fold solution.

Step one was to introduce a 50 x 50 x 3mm edge protection (Angleboard) which would hold the pallet upright.

Step two was to reduce pallet height to 1200mm but using the edgeprotection as support this would allow them to double stack the pallets something they previously could not do.

This allowed them to overcome the issue of movement in transport and to increase the number per lorry saving them on transport costs and warehouse space for stock awaiting despatch.

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