When shipping your inventory, you need a pallet that suits your industry, application, and loading preference. The right pallet solution will seamlessly carry your load to its glorious endpoint.
While the structure of the pallet has remained relatively unchanged since being created to go hand in hand with the forklift in the early 20th century, the grade levels, materials, and board structure have evolved to meet different uses and industry standards.
Grade A Pallets
- 48″ x 40″
- 4-way entry
- 2” x 4” structurally sound runner
- Ideal for food and pharmaceutical applications
- Recycled for fewer uses
Grade A pallets are some of the most reliable and economical pallets available on the market. They are an ideal economical choice for those needing reliable, strong pallets for shipping since they are built to last and meet international safety standards.
While made out of recycled materials, they will have had fewer shipment cycles and none of the block repairs of a Grade B pallet. In addition, APM’s Grade A pallets have upgraded quality and minimal aesthetic marks.
Grade B Pallets
- 4-way entry
- 2” x 4” reinforced runner repair
- Ideal for most industrial applications
- Recycled for multiple uses
Grade B pallets offer great value for most industrial applications as long as aesthetics aren’t a key priority. However, these pallets have typically seen several cycles more of use than a Grade A pallet and have required repairs to fix or reinforce the wood, runners, deck boards, plates, or plugs.
An inspection ensures that Grade B pallets have been repaired to be structurally sound. However, incongruent deck configuration repairs make a Grade B pallet less than ideal for a showroom display.
GMA Combo Pallets
- 7 top boards
- 5 bottom boards
- 6” lead boards, top and bottom
- Conforms to Grocery Manufacturers Association specs
The GMA pallet is a cornerstone of efficient food distribution and storage. They were developed to meet guidelines set by the Consumer Brands Association (CBA), whose standardized food industry pallets promise safe transportation wherever groceries are needed, from retail stores to manufacturing plants worldwide.
APM’s GMA combo pallets provide an economical alternative to new wood while complying with food distribution guidelines. Knowing you need a GMA standardized pallet up front can save time and costs in the long run as a company faces regulatory oversight in food-related industries.
- 2-way or 4-way entry
- Custom-built to specification
Pallets are not always a one size fits all solution. Ordering custom pallets offer an advantage to meeting precise specifications depending on international guidelines, load-bearing capacity, and your unique supply chain needs.
From a standard 48” x 40” pallet to a custom-built solution, there is an APM pallet to meet your unique product requirements.