EPAL fights the supply of "2nd class" Euro pallets and the use of wood from illegal sources
EPAL's international quality assurance is not only carried out in the production and repair of EPAL pallets by EPAL's licensees, but also fights the supply and delivery of counterfeit pallets, which are currently being offered by traders as "2nd class pallets". These pallets not only have quality defects, but there is also an urgent suspicion that illegal wood is being used in the process.
Record EPAL Euro pallet production achieved again in 2022
The success story of the European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) continued in 2022. Following the milestone of producing more than 100 million new EPAL Euro pallets for the first time in a calendar year in 2021, EPAL has increased production to a new record of 109.05 million EPAL Euro pallets. This represents a growth of 7.55 % or 7.65 million EPAL Euro pallets year on year.
EPAL Board meeting, 16 March 2023, Prague
The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) held its first Board meeting of 2023 in Prague on 16 March 2023.
The EPAL Board met in Prague at the invitation of EPAL Czech and Slovak Republics and summarised developments in the EPAL Euro pallet pool in 2022. One of the other focal points of the Board meeting was the significance of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) for the future…
10 years of quality partnership between EPAL and Bureau Veritas
The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) and Bureau Veritas celebrate the 10th anniversary of their cooperation. Since 2013, Bureau Veritas has been in charge of quality assurance of EPAL pallets and has performed more than 250,000 inspections during this time. Due to the success of the cooperation, EPAL and Bureau Veritas have agreed to continue the joint quality assurance of the EPAL open…
Once again, more than 100 million new EPAL euro pallets in one year!
Already by the end of November, more than 100 million new EPAL euro pallets have been produced in 2022. The record result of the year 2021 will once again be clearly exceeded again in 2022.
EPAL Board meeting on 6 December 2022 in Düsseldorf
The last Board meeting of 2022 of the European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) took place at EPAL International in Düsseldorf. The development of the EPAL Euro pallet pool in 2022 and the forecast for 2023 were at the heart of the Board meeting. Adapting the EPAL Technical Regulations to the demands of digitalising logistics was a particularly important theme.
EPAL was inducted as a member of the Logistics Hall of Fame
The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) was inducted as a new member of the Logistics Hall of Fame on 29 November 2022 at a gala reception in Berlin. The Presidents of EPAL, Dirk Hoferer and Jarek Maciążek, personally received the award from the Federal Minister for Digital Affairs and Transport, Dr. Volker Wissing.
Labelling obligation for packaging in Italy comes into force on 01 January 2023
For EPAL pallets and other transport packaging, the indication of the recycling code FOR 50 in the transport documents is sufficient.