Pallets are used to transport all kinds of products- even fragile items, like bottled wine.
Transportation and packaging is an important factor to consider for all kinds of products, but even more so for fragile products.
Thanks to wood pallets and modern equipment, transportation is not as costly as it once was, when breakage and damages were almost unavoidable. Pallet Central Magazine talks about the subject in the article, “A Perfect Pairing, Wine and Pallets”. It recalls that, in earlier centuries, mules and donkeys were used to transport grapes and wines; they were less excitable than horses, and it was the best way to transport fragile items.
Thankfully, we have come a long way since then.
According to Pallet Central, “Today the transportation and distribution processes at most prominent champagne houses… involve the use of sophisticated forklifts, tractors, pallet trucks, stackers- and, of course, pallets- all of which play a key role in keeping bottles safe from breakage, leakage, contamination, vibration, and potential damage.”
Pallets play a key role today, and they will continue to play a key role in the future. The article explains that new packaging technologies will influence wine bottling and distribution methods, and therefore have implications for the wooden pallet industry. Still, “it is certain that pallets will continue to play an important role in ensuring the safe, reliable delivery of this most splendid of beverages around the globe.”
According to the article, one pallet typically carries 56 cases of wine (672 bottles) or 44 cases of sparkling wine (528 bottles). However, every wine shipment is unique, and, “pallets can be configured in various ways based on the bottle size, number of bottles in a case, and various other factors”.
General Pallets can create custom pallet and crating configurations that will keep your valuable, fragile products safe.