Unlike other sectors, the textile industry is highly delocalised, and the location of the production centres tends to be further away from points of sale. International transport (imports and exports) is the most frequent option, but this is not synonymous with goods being palletised.
In recent years, different brands that stand out for their excellent logistics management have become increasingly popular. This enables them to update entire collections in time frames that were previously inconceivable. As such, there are different types of players in the sector, from primary fabrics to dye companies and clothes manufacturers, each with their own needs.
Currently, the key players in the sector have completely integrated chains and manages the entire production process, right through to sale to the end client. Many of these companies are starting to use our plastic logistics solutions(pallets, boxes and containers) in their processes to reduce logistics and storage costs, and to improve reverse logistics.
All of this comes with one requirement: these elements must be easy to manage in-store, avoiding damage to the shop floor and other elements, and reducing handling risks.
Plastic Pallets for the textile industry
Many of our clients operating in the textile sector have introduced our BASIC 1208-O9 and 1210-O9 models into their logistics circuits. Due to the type of final product and to the high rotation of the textiles, in this sector pallets do not have high load requirements. These models are used for exports, simplifying tedious export processes and avoiding inspections and incidents in the distribution of products across the different territories where they operate.
"Companies from this sector use our BASIC line to reduce the space required in back rooms as far as possible, as well as to avoid marking sales surfaces."
Benefits of plastic pallets in the textile industry:
They are nestable, reducing transport costs when empty compared to wooden pallets.
Optimisation of storage costs: they are nestable, meaning they take up less considerably less space in storage and back rooms when empty.
They are easy to handle without risk of injury: they are lightweight pallets (between 5 and 6.50 kg compared to 12 kg wooden equivalents).
A single piece produced exclusively from plastic. They do not shed splinters or contain loose nails, reducing shop floor damage as well as possible injuries whilst handling.
Longer life cycle compared to conventional pallets.
Lower cost per movement: similar cost to wooden pallets, the number of returns is 4 times higher.
Improved visual impact.
Can be stored outside.
Plastic Containers for the textile sector
For many operations, plastic containers and pallet boxes are the option of choice. These solutions allow bulk textile garments to be transported without having to handle cardboard boxes or generating and managing waste at the destination. These solutions are used in controlled circuits in which the container is returned. One of our clients’ preferred solutions is that of foldable containers with a hinged lateral lid. Foldable containers enhance reverse logistics, generating major logistics cost savings. The hinged lid gives ergonomic and easy access to the product, avoiding personal injury.
"Companies make major logistics cost savings thanks to the foldable nature of the containers."