CHEP launches next generation FMCG Retail Display Pallet

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 22nd April 2014
CHEP has launched new generation pallets

Packaging and container company CHEP Australia has released a new “next generation small foodprint retail ready” display pallet, developed in consultation with manufacturers and retailers for the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) retail supply chain.

CHEP said the new FMCG Retail Display Pallet “represents a step change for the industry” and builds on the success of its first generation retail display pallet tool.

The pallet has been engineered to fit the majority of manual handling equipment used in Australian FMCG supply chains and its advanced features include the ability to beam rack where other retail display pallets cannot.

“We put the pallet through rigorous testing to achieve a maximum fork entry width of 735mm on the same footprint,” said Frank Vittoria, CHEP Business Development Manager. “This design achievement means most manufacturers and retailers can integrate the display pallet into their operations without the need for any capital investment,” he said.

New design compatible with existing CHEP timber pallets

During the design phase, CHEP said the team looked at ways to incorporate the new display pallet into existing racking infrastructure. The result was the development of a “racking cradle” that enables display pallets to be racked and is also compatible with CHEP’s timber pallets, which the Company said would give warehouse managers the convenience and flexibility of racking the new display pallet or timber pallet within the same infrastructure.

“We conducted tests in accordance with ISO standards to ensure that the FMCG Retail Display Pallet could be beam racked under load at elevated temperatures, and the results were positive,” Mr Vittoria said.

Anti-slip technology used

CHEP said the FMCG Retail Display Pallet also boasts anti-slip technology for increased safety. The top deck features additional rubber grommets to minimise load movement, resulting in better load containment, and the fork lift entry points have been fitted with rubber grommets to ensure the display pallet will not slip off fork tines while in transit.

CHEP said the FMCG Retail Display Pallet offers all of the benefits of its predecessor, such as:

  • Reduced risk of product damage through one-touch movement from manufacturer to retail floor

  • Outstanding display properties and ease of replenishment

  • Compatible with existing transport infrastructure, fitting three pallets across a standard truck tray when loaded ‘landscape’ and four pallets when loaded ‘portrait’

  • Compatible with a range of secondary shelf ready packaging

  • Modular to CHEP’s beverage trays and reusable plastic crates

  • Immune to contamination from bacteria and pests

  • Non-porous surface

  • No nails or splinters

  • Lightweight at only 8.3kg