Advanced Packaging

Wood Pallets, Skids and Crates

Stock and custom pallets, skids and crates provided by Advanced Packaging Solutions Inc. to meet your exact needs.

There are innumerable shipping demands necessary for nearly every business.  The lack of a single international standard for wood pallets causes substantial continuing expense in international trade. A single standard is difficult because of the wide variety of needs a standard pallet would have to satisfy: passing doorways, fitting in standard containers, and bringing low labor costs. For example, organizations already handling large pallets often see no reason to pay the higher handling cost of using smaller pallets that can fit through doors.

This creates a necessity for a wide variety of pallets, skids, crates and other shipping options.  Advanced Packaging Solutions and Products Inc. provides a large stock of single use pallets, heavy duty reusable pallets and our engineering team will take on any task requiring custom skids.

ISO pallets

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) sanctions six pallet dimensions, detailed in ISO Standard 6780:2003 Flat pallets for intercontinental materials handling — Principal dimensions and tolerances, which was reviewed and confirmed in 2014

Dimensions
(W × L) mm
Dimensions
(W × L) in
Wasted floor,

ISO container

Region most used in
1016 × 1219 40.00 × 48.00 3.7% (20 pallets in 40 ft ISO) North America
1000 × 1200 39.37 × 47.24 6.7% Europe, Asia; similar to 40″ × 48″.
1165 × 1165 45.9 × 45.9 8.1% Australia
1067 × 1067 42.00 × 42.00 11.5% North America, Europe, Asia
1100 × 1100 43.30 × 43.30 14% Asia
800 × 1200 31.50 × 47.24 15.2% Europe; fits many doorways

 

North American pallets

Of the top pallets used in North America, the most commonly used by far is the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) pallet, which accounts for 30% of all new wood pallets produced in the United States. The ISO also recognizes the GMA pallet footprint as one of its six standard sizes.

Dimensions
(W × L) mm
Dimensions
(W × L) in
Production
Rank
Industries Using
1016 × 1219 40 × 48 1 Grocery, many others
1067 ×1067 42 × 42 2 Telecommunications, Paint
1219 × 1219 48 × 48 3 Drums
1219 × 1016 48 × 40 4 Military, Cement
1219 × 1067 48 × 42 5 Chemical, Beverage
1016 × 1016 40 × 40 6 Dairy
1219 × 1143 48 × 45 7 Automotive
1118 × 1118 44 × 44 8 Drums, Chemical
914 × 914 36 × 36 9 Beverage
1219 × 914 48 × 36 10 Beverage, Shingles, Packaged Paper
889 × 1156 35 × 45.5 Unknown Military ​12 ISO container, fits 36″ standard doors
2240 × 2740 88 ×108 Unknown Military air cargo (463L system)
1219 × 508 48 × 20 Unknown Retail

 

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