A Guide to UK Pallet Sizes

Pallets are essential tools in logistics and shipping within the UK. Understanding pallet sizes and how to prepare them is vital for efficient warehousing and transportation. This guide covers two standard UK pallet sizes, the Euro pallet and the Standard UK pallet, and summarises best practices for preparing pallets for shipment.

  • Dimensions: 800mm x 1200mm
  • Efficient space utilisation, well-suited for forklifts and pallet jacks.
  • Commonly used in retail, food, and manufacturing industries.
  • Dimensions: 1000mm x 1200mm
  • Suitable for heavier or bulkier items.
  • Commonly used in construction, automotive, and agriculture.
UK Pallet Sizes
A Guide to UK Pallet Sizes

Considerations for Pallet Selection:

  1. Storage Space: Choose based on warehouse space and product size.
  2. Product Size and Weight: Select the size that matches the items you handle.
  3. Transportation: Opt for the size your partners use to simplify logistics.
  4. Industry Standards: Adhere to specific industry pallet size standards.
  5. Handling Equipment: Ensure your equipment aligns with your chosen pallet size.
Pallet Guide - weights and sizes
Pallet Guide – weights and sizes

5-Point Guide for Pallet Preparation:

  1. Secure Packaging: Securely shrink wrap and band goods to the pallet.
  2. Quality Pallets: Use durable pallets to protect goods.
  3. Size Compliance: Avoid overhanging items to prevent extra charges.
  4. Stability: Stack goods stably and avoid top-heavy arrangements.
  5. Weight Accuracy: Provide precise pallet weight information to prevent delays.

If you need more clarification about your pallet size selection, contact the Route 1 Group team for assistance at info@route1express.co.uk. Efficient pallet use and preparation are essential for the UK’s smooth logistics and cost savings.