The bottling sector is an industry shared by many branches; from large spirit producers, to small water source producers, and in which there are at least two channels of main sales: High consumption and HORECA. On an operative level, this requires two product lines differentiated by the type of package used: single-use packages and returnable packages.
In the vast majority of countries, except for some in the north of Europe, all High Consumption products are prepared in single-use packages, whilst most products for the HORECA channel utilise reusable packages. However, by nature, plastic pallets are designed to be reused, regardless of the type of primary or secondary package they contain.
Reusable plastic pallets for High Consumption
Most bottled beverages distributed for High Consumption are transported in pool or exchange pallets, which are reused thanks to the synergies by volume that take place in the sphere of commercial distribution. For this, our HEAVY DUTY range is being used successfully and massively as a pallet, transporting consumer goods from the major companies in the sector.
"By nature, plastic pallets are designed to be reused, regardless of the type of primary or secondary package they contain."
High resistance plastic pallets for the catering sector
However, the main feature of the bottling sector compared to other types of consumer goods, is the catering circuit, in which the packages and packs are returnable and reusable. In this circuit, the product is transported in a bottle (generally glass), contained in a crate (generally plastic), in turn positioned on a pallet. In this case, many bottling companies have placed their trust in the Naeco EXPERT line, benefitting from the massive advantages of our equipment. Specifically, the EXPERT 1210-O6 model has been designed to contain crates and bottles from this sector. The beverages industry, such as water producers or brewers, which serve the catering channel, have benefitted from the exclusive advantages that this design offers the sector:
Specific side buffers for plastic beverage crates. A buffer design adapted to beverage crates used in this sector improves the way they are held, avoiding movement during transportation and reducing possible losses and breakages of the product during handling.
High resistance for mass storage. In this sector, the most frequent option is to mass-store the product in pallets ready to serve. Thanks to this product’s design, reinforced internally using a nerve system, an extra line of crates per pallet can be achieved, leading to 4-storey storage.
Accessories that improve the behaviour of the pallet along along the logistics circuit, such as rubbers on the board that enhance grip during handling with forklifts, and rubbers on the skate to avoid unwanted movements on the unloading platforms.
Among the main outstanding advantages of our plastic pallets, which also benefit this bottling sector, are the following:
Greater durability than traditional wooden pallets.
Higher load capacity, meaning a larger volume of product can be transported with a higher safety margin.
They are hygienic as they do not shed splinters or other elements on production lines.
As they are lighter, they are easier to handle. They also contribute to reducing fossil fuel use and CO2 emissions.