PALLITE®’s COVID-19 Statement

PALLITE®’s COVID-19 Statement

We at PALLITE® want to reassure our loyal customers and stakeholders that we are doing our utmost to operate our business at full capacity, whilst keeping the health and safety of our workforce at the centre of everything we do.

In line with government guidelines we have made the following changes:

Increased hygiene measures on site

Restricted all internal and external visitors to site

Increased use of virtual meetings with our workforce, customers and suppliers

Ensured our workforce understand and follow the NHS guidelines for self-isolation

Worked with our raw material suppliers & hauliers to minimise risk of disruption

Increased social distancing in place at factory. Two-person jobs now single-person, only irrespective of any reduction in output

We are actively monitoring the situation and published guidance from the NHS, WHO and the government.

Our sales team remain available and willing to support our customers and their supply chains through these uncertain times.

We are currently operating ‘business as usual’ and are capable of shipping high volumes of standard products such as pallets and layer boards at short notice if needed.


For the first time, the UK Timber Packaging and Pallet Confederation publicly raised concerns that the UK is not ready for new regulations due to be enforced on 1st January 2021 as required by the EU post-Brexit and that Covid-19 has scuppered the UK pallet manufacturers plan to be ready in time. UK exporters are frantically looking for solutions and are recognising that paper pallets offer a practical and sustainable equivalent.

PALLITE®, the UK’s largest paper pallet manufacturer, has stepped in to plug the gap between supply and demand for pallets that meet ISPM15 regulations – a rule that requires wooden pallets to be heat-treated to prevent the spread of pests and diseases.

Our pallets are made from recycled paper so are exempt from the ISPM15 regulations. Heat-treated pallets are more expensive than standard wooden pallets and lack of kiln capacity can only increase this premium. Not only that, using a paper pallet reduces your CO2 footprint so it’s a no brainer.

Iain Hulmes, CEO of PALLITE

PALLITE®’s manufacturing site in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, can produce a paper pallet every 10 seconds through their automated production line and are actively recruiting a new Production Planner to oversee the rise in demand.

If your business exports to the EU, switching to PALLITE® pallets could prevent disruption to your supply chain. Contact us here.

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