Robert.Jervis_43227 Aug 16

Mountains of tiles

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Pallet network delivers a mountain range of pallets

Pall-Ex in the UK is reaching great heights with Tile Mountain by transporting almost 35,000 pallets of tiles annually – the equivalent height of Mounts Everest, Kilimanjaro and McKinley combined. The transportation of fragile goods increases the risk of damages, but the firms have worked closely to improve the packaging and movement of tiles to reduce these risks.

Bulky and off-centre goods are more likely to be damaged when transported by forklift truck, but a full evaluation of Tile Mountain’s transport processes showed how smaller, centrally packaged pallets could reduce this risk. As a result, 98% of deliveries are completed successfully. Pall-Ex now handles around over six million pallets annually