CONTACT US 1 800 147 977
facebook
SEARCH OUR BLOG
WANT WOODEN PALLETS?
TAKE A TOUR OF UBEECO
EXPORT ADVICE
EXPORT PACKING DEMO
WOODEN BOX OPTIONS
WHATS WITH OUR NAME?
ENVIRO OPTIONS
Recent Articles
Jan
27

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT PALLET SIZE TO GET?

January 27, 2015 Tuesday. Tags:

PALLET SIZE

 

 

Even if you’ve ordered Wooden Pallets in the past, its not always easy to work out what size you need to get or even what  style of pallet you can choose from for that matter.

 

As a manufacturer I would say, its all about YOUR product rather than what pallets we have. Getting a Custom Made Pallet won’t carry an MOQ of 100′s of pallets. You will find manufacturers to be open to make as few as 1 Custom Pallet Size so don’t disregard the idea in fear of not having the right order quantity.

 

But if a standard pallet size is what you’re looking for, then you’d find the 1165 x 1165 (Aust Std) or 1200 x 1200 (Euro) to be the most readily available, holding around 1 tonne in weight.

 

If these sizes don’t look like they’ll work, then you can have a chat to our team to establish how we can ensure you have the right pallet.

 

We’ve made a video to showcase the options you can consider, hopefully it’ll give you some ideas of the possibilities;

 

 

We look forward to hearing how we can find the right pallet for you. get in touch with our team on:

 

02 9670 9800 or sales@ubeeco.com.au

 

 

Jan
27

WHAT IS ISPM 15?

. Tags: , , ,

ISPM 15

 

If you need to export products you’re likely to here about this certification requirement, but what is it, who needs it, and how do you get it?

 

ISPM stands for International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures. The 15 is because its the 15th publication. This certification is a requirement for the export or import of wooden packaging. This includes items like PALLETS, WOODEN BOXES, SHIPPING CRATES and even DUNNAGE (pieces of timber). So if you’re shipping overseas and using a wooden pallet it will need to carry the ISPM 15 stamp.

 

This is not something you necessarily need to manage. Depending on the timber you need, you will find your timber manufacturer will take care of this for you. You just need to mention your exporting needs at the time of being quoted. Note, than in some country towns there might be restrictions on what treated timber they have on site, so longer lead times may occur.

Here is a short video giving you some more information about ISPM 15  certification;

If your questions haven’t been answered, feel free to comment below or get in touch with our team today. We’d be more than happy to help in any way we can.

 

02 9670 9800    sales@ubeeco.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

Jan
27

WHY DO I NEED ISPM 15 CERTIFICATION

. Tags: ,

ISPM 15

 

ISPM 15 Certification was established a little over 10 years ago to protect the importing countries from pests that live in RAW WOOD. It was established by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), this is a multilateral treaty for international cooperation in plant protection. Australia is a member or ‘contracting party’ to the treaty.

 

Australia and New Zealand were 2 of the first countries to comply with this regulation. Over the past 10+ years more and more countries have come on board. You can see updated lists of which countries require this regulation here.

 

If you export your timber packaging without the certification stamp you may find of the following will take place; The importing country may refuse to allow your goods to enter the country, dispose of them or if yo’re lucky, they might sent it for treatment at your expense. This will also occur if your timber shows signs of being infested.

 

ISPM 15 Export Pallet

 

The IPPC state that you’re able to re-use wooden packaging that carries the ISPM 15 certification providing that there have been NO ALTERATIONS made. If you replace pieces of timber to the pallet, then the new pieces must also be treated and stamped.

 

ISPM 15

 

 

It’s in your best interest to follow these rules properly and make sure that the supplier you choose is authorized to provide this to you.

Our experienced are always happy to help with any questions you may have. So don’t hesitate in getting in touch with us any time on

 

02 9670 9800 or sales@ubeeco.com.au

 

 

 

 

Jan
05

3 REASONS TO CONSIDER CUSTOM MADE PALLETS

January 05, 2015 Monday. Tags:

 

CUSTOM MADE PALLETS

 

Custom Made Pallets don’t need to be ordered by the hundreds. The fear of not having enough buying power shouldn’t stop you from looking at the price of getting one made. You can order as few as one custom made pallet, but the more you buy, the better the pricing will be.

Here’s 3 key things to consider when weighing up whether Custom Made is what you need.

 

OVERHANG 

Does your product hang over your pallets? This is are clear indication that your pallet isn’t suitable for the application.

You can stop your products from being damaged by changing the size to suit the item sitting on it. Speak to a rep and see what a Custom Made Pallet can do for the reducing your losses.

 

 

SAVINGS

Have you considered whether your pallet is over engineered for what you need it for? Maybe you could use something lighter weight and smaller? This could save you on the unit cost, footprint in your warehouse and even freight costs.

 

 

PROTECTION

If you’re not interested in a Crate but still want more protection than a Standard Pallet, then a custom made pallet could be the solution. From simply pre-drilling holes for you or lining the base with felt, to fitting your pallets with scalloped timber, we can customise your pallet to make sure your product is better protected when its being shipped.

 

 

Get in touch with our experienced team today to discuss what we can do to improve your shipping experiences.

 

SALES@UBEECO.COM.AU  02 9670 9800

 

 

Jan
02

HOW MUCH DOES A PALLET COST?

January 02, 2015 Friday. Tags:

 

PALLET COST

 

It’s a common question that could be given a brush off response like, how long is a piece of string, but that’s not very helpful now is it….

Whilst there’s no one answer to this question, we’ll take a look at a couple of options to help give you a price guide on what you should expect.

With the ability to Custom Make Pallets the options of SIZE and STRENGTH are so great that it would be impossible to give you a complete Pallet Cost guide.

 

custom made

 

 

So for this article, lets assume you want a STANDARD SIZE PALLET. These measure 1170 x 1170 and can hold 1 Tonne of weight.

 

Wooden Pallets

 

 

 

FREE… YES FREE!

In almost any industrial estate you will find pallets left out to be taken for free. They will vary in size from export up to machinery size. This is ideal if you’re just looking for material for a small DIY project at home.

 

 

$5 – $10

There are a number of things that determine the Pallet Cost for Second Hand. Quality will vary, so you might find them super cheap if you’re prepared to have some boards missing, but likewise with ‘reconditioned’ being at the higher price point.

 

$12 – $20

Brand new Standard Pallet Cost will be quoted based on volume and material. Understandably you will pay more if you’re only after 5 pallets, but 500 pallets  on a regular basis will see you getting a more favorable Pallet Cost.

 

 

We hope this has given you a starting point when looking at the cost of a pallet. Clearly with options like this, you need to consider the value that a pallet has for your application.

Our experienced reps are always happy to speak to you and help work out which option is best, so get in touch today;

 

02 9670 9800   sales@ubeeco.com.au

 

 

 

 

Dec
18

PALLET POOLING – WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?

December 18, 2014 Thursday. Tags:

PALLET POOLING

Are you sick of  your pallet rental bills and wondering if there’s another option? Don’t get me wrong, renting your pallet serves a brilliant purpose, but it doesn’t mean its the only thing to consider for your pallet distribution.

REPAIR

Pallet manufacturers like UBEECO can offer a repair service where your damaged pallets are collected and repaired. This repair service is similar to Pallet Pooling except, you OWN the pallets and are paying a fraction of the cost to have them repaired for REUSE.

Wooden Pallets Environmental Pallets

PROTECT

Ensuring your pallet lasts longer and won’t require frequent repairs is a sure way to save money. The pointGUARD pallet system is a guard fitted to the leading ends of your pallet, right where the majority of the impact takes place! It will take the impact and keep your pallet in the cycle for longer!

Pallet Guard

REVIEW

Reviewing the type of pallet you use is another solution to getting more trips out of it.

If you’re experiencing frequent and significant damages to the pallets in your distribution network then perhaps you’re not using the right type of pallet? A custom made pallet could be the solution you’ve been looking for.

As you can see there’s more than one option when is comes to Pallet Pooling, take the time to weight these up and consider the savings that could be made.

In all cases, you should speak to a Packaging Expert to see which solution is right for you. Get in touch with our team today on

02 9670 9800 or email sales@ubeeco.com.au

 

Dec
18

CHRISTMAS TREE MADE FROM PALLETS

. Tags:

PALLETS

 

Whilst researching for an article, I kept running into images and DIY’s on how to make Christmas Tree from Pallets!…. Being easily distracted, I started saving my favorite images to share here on our Blog.

 

Some of these are completely impractical, especially if you have animals and children around. But using a Pallet certainly looks very creative and rustic for the unique look this Christmas.

Wooden pallet Christmas tree

 

pallet christmas tree2

 

pallet christmas trees

 

pallet christmas treess

 

pallet-christmas-tree

 

pallet-christmas-tree 2

 

This sort of article cannot be posted without a warning. Some timber Pallets might not be okay to have in your home. Be mindful of the germs from second hand ones and chemical exposure from treated ones (What does the Stamp on your pallet mean?).

 

If you stumbled across this article whilst looking for a Wooden Pallet, click here to get back on track.

 

 

Dec
09

MACHINERY EXPORT – WHAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER

December 09, 2014 Tuesday. Tags: , ,

MACHINERY EXPORT -

 

Moving machines interstate and overseas can be a challenging task. Depending on the size and value, the logistics and packaging can be an absolute nightmare especially if you’ve never had to do it before.

You may like to consider a project manager like UBEECO to work with you and bring it all together (here is an example video). Or you might be in a position to take care of it yourself. But what are the options, and how do you know which one is most suitable for you?

 

BUDGET

Having a budget is probably a good place to start and finish. If you only have $100 to spend, then I hope its a very very small and light machine you need to export.
You need to be realistic about the shipping and packaging costs, but your budget is likely to be derived by the what the value of your machine actually is.

MACHINEY PACKING BUDGET

VALUE

How much is your shipment worth?

It is not uncommon for machines to be sent overseas where the buyer isn’t paying for the machinery its self, its the cost of the machinery being exported that the buyer pays for.  So how much is that really worth?

I guess you need to ask yourself, what value does this gave to arrive in perfect condition?

 MACHINERY PACKING

PROTECTION

The only way to ensure your machinery arrives in perfect condition is to protect it. You will find most packaging companies can offer a budget and premium solution. Anything from cardboard and bubble wrap to premium rust preventative products used along with a custom made wooden box. What level of protection will you need?

 

As i mentioned in the beginning, your process will start and end with asking yourself what your BUDGET is. So think about what that is and what you’re expecting so that an experienced Machinery Export sales person can work with you on how to get your machine shipped to its destination.

 

Feel free to get in touch with us today on 02 9670 9800 or email sales’at’ubeeco.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

Dec
04

3 PACKAGING SOLUTIONS FOR LONG TERM STORAGE.

December 04, 2014 Thursday. Tags: , ,

STORAGE

Whether you’re putting personal items into storage or shipping huge equipment and machinery you don’t want to risk any damage from occurring while you’ve got it packed away.

STORAGE

MOISTURE

Whether you’re contents are in a shipping container or in a Storage facility, your items will be exposed to excessive moisture in the air. The best way to avoid this is to use a product called SILICA GEL or DESICCANTS. This is something you would be familiar in finding when you buy a pair of shoes.

Desiccant Bag

Sold in a variety of much larger sizes this low cost simple solution will avoid;

  • Mold and mildew

  • Rust and corrosion

  • Large pockets of water building up.

 

 

VCI FILM

This is something you may never have heard of or seen. It basically looks like a roll of plastic film, as the properties within this film is not something you can see.

VCI Film Layers

The moment this film makes contact with your item it it starting to release a protective layer on it. If you want to ensure you’re items does not get rust and corrosion then this product will give you comfort and piece of mind.

 

 

WOODEN BOX

Keeping your items protected with additional packaging is something not worth second guessing. If you value what you’re packing away or are shipping off, then a Wooden Box is an essential solution for full protection.

This is not something that needs to cost a fortune. If you don’t want a custom made box, like a storage module, then ask your supplier if they have any second hand or stock boxes available. We’ve often got a number of sizes on hand, its well worth asking the question.

Wooden Boxes in Sydney

You don’t need to spend tens of thousands of dollars to get these products from an Industrial Packaging company, our minimum order value is only $125. If that doesn’t scare you off, pick up the phone and speak to one of our expert sales reps about how we can help protect your items while they’re in storage.

 

 

02 9670 9800  or sales’at’ubeeco.com.au

 

 

Nov
19

WOODEN PALLETS – ARE THEY THE SAME?

November 19, 2014 Wednesday. Tags: ,

 

WOODEN PALLETS 

I was reading a short article thing morning about Wooden Pallets. Invented hand in hand with the forklift … makes sense…. whats fascinating about the wooden pallet is that it hasn’t had much of a change since entering the market. Most  things get invented over and over again, but there doesn’t seem to be much need for change with this concept.

So what changes have we seen?

 

wooden pallet history

4 WAY ENTRY

The introduction of a 4 way entry pallet in the 1950′s was an essential in finding a solution in getting a pallet to fit through standard door ways. This style is also known as a Euro Pallet. Using blocks and can be seen displaying products in retailers like IKEA.

 

Wooden Pallets

 

MATERIAL OPTIONS

Whilst Wooden Pallets are still commonly found made There’s a number of materials that you can now have your pallets made from.

  • Plastic

  • Steel

  • Chipboard

  • Cardboard

Each of these material options have their purpose. Even CHEP have started to pool plastic pallets.

 

plastic-pallets-sydney-

 

PALLET PROTECTOR

With environmental concerns and people considering the cost of dumping there’s been a demand for making the standard wooden pallet last longer. This patented design was launched in Australia in late 2014 by UBEECO Packaging Solutions and is hopeful to reach the pooling systems.

 

pallet repairs

 

TRENDS

It’s quite possible that the biggest change to wooden pallets has been it’s integration from warehouse to house….!

 

Wooden Pallets

 

 

Whether you’re after standard pallets or custom made, our experienced team can help you with a solution. Get in touch with us today on;

 

02 9670 9800 or sales’at’ubeeco.com.au

 

 

 

POPULAR CATEGORIES
SOCIAL MEDIA
twitter fb youtube rss linkedin