- News: PalletBiz KSA installs Additional Pallet Nailing Machine
PalletBiz Saudi Arabia kicked Q4 off with a brand-new investment, as the franchisee acquired a semi-automatic nailing machine.
Despite its robust size the line is an extremely precise, effective and highly diverse pallet nailing system, adding needed capacity to the KSA production site.
The numerous settings and configurations allow the franchisee to adjust the machine according to the different product specifications, in order to obtain a premium pallet.
- News: PalletBiz Denmark factory moves to new address
As part of the rapidly growing production activities, PalletBiz Denmark has chosen to move its current location from Gørding to Horne: our new address is Stadionvej 16 (Erhvervspark), Horne, DK-6800.
We will continue to meet our clients’ and partners’ needs regarding pallets and special wooden packaging in a more suitable and capable factory, which is better fitted to the expanding production due to the increasing demand.
According to Steen Rasmussen – one of the directors of PalletBiz Denmark – the move was essential as the former production has been lacking space for quite some time. The new factory premise offers several advantages: the price and the location suited our company needs well, and the structure of the workshops also seemed like a perfect match for our pallet & packaging production.
Mr Steen Rasmussen in the new factory in Horne.
Photo credit: John Randeris, Yvonn Tittel
A short article was also published on the factory move, which can be read by clicking here. The article is in Danish.
- News: PalletBiz KSA increases its capabilities
In order to improve the productivity of the wood packaging production – and as a result, to satisfy all of our costumers’ and clients’ needs – PalletBiz Saudi Arabia has installed numerous additional pieces of machinery at the Dammam production site.
PalletBiz KSA has acquired six new pneumatic nailing tables with the goal of increasing specialized production capacity.
The franchisee has also purchased an additional notching machine, which proves to be an excellent investment in the wooden pallet production, thanks to its flexibility. The machine is mainly used for cutting notches in pallet stringers.
The third line of acquisition was an additional cross-cutting machine. It is now easier for PalletBiz KSA to implement the clients’ more special wood specifications since this machine makes it more simple to cut any size of pallet element length as per client requests.
- News: New PalletBiz trucks are wheeling into traffic
As indicated above, PalletBiz is proud to present two additional trucks providing logistics solutions and flexibility within Pallets & Packaging.
Not only are the vehicles fresh out of the workshop, but they are also “dressed” with a new design: their sides are covered with “PalletBiz purple”. This new composition really makes the trucks stand out from the crowd, since the overall picture is much more special and unique. Both vehicles are 13.6-meter long mega trucks with the height of 3 m with an expandable roof.
With these two additional trucks PalletBiz will reach higher flexibility and greater independence, since we will be able to rely less on third party logistics. By its cost-effective nature this acquisition also lets us obtain a more sustainable transport and supply-chain solution to our clients.
We are sure that with the help of the trucks our name and brand will spread faster. The main route of the vehicles will be between Poland and Denmark, however, they might appear on other roads in Europe as well.
See you on the roads! 🙂
- News: Expert Nailing Tables in Romania
PalletBiz Romania has acquired additional pneumatic nailing tables in Q4 of 2016. These nailing tables will not only help the workers with the precise positioning of the pallet elements, but also provide good and safe work conditions in line with PalletBiz CSR and EHS-Q policy.
Although the tables were installed only a few months ago, they have already started improving the productivity of the special pallets production, which has been steadily increasing since 2016.
- News: New BA & Marketing Coordinator Joins GSS
With the aim to emphasize and broaden the marketing synergies throughout the PalletBiz Network, a new marketing coordinator, Lilla Zombori has joined the GSS team.
During the next four months of her internship she will be responsible for improving and developing the general quality of the company’s marketing platforms, including both external and internal presence.
Join us by wishing Lilla the best of luck in her new position!
- News: NEW Service, Repair & DC Gains Momentum in Timisoara, Romania
After opening a new DC and Repair center in Timisoara, Romania, the PalletBiz facility has now reached a new level in its development. New machines are about to arrive, facilitating a greater range of services to the site.
Small specialized production seems to be part of the future investments for this site to provide a flexibility for customers in the region.
Updates and pictures will follow.
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- News: PalletBiz in Saudi Arabia Achieves ISO 9001
In line with the PalletBiz Way guidelines and principles, PalletBiz franchisee in Dammam, Saudi Arabia has achieved ISO 9001 in Q3 2016.
The certification allows our operation to do business with the largest industrial companies within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and within GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) as well – says Managing Director, Mr Tariq Ibrahim Alsubaie.
With the new ISO certification, GCC joins the list of licensed PalletBiz regions emphasizing the importance of the various aspects of quality management.
- News: PalletBiz Attends EPAL Seminar in Bulgaria
Representatives from PalletBiz SEE attended together with European Pallet Association (EPAL) and BGR Pallet Association, the seminar “The pallets and their global use” organized in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
The most important topics of the seminar was concerning;
- Structure and mode of operation of the Quality-Organization EPAL; Quality features of an EPAL Euro pallet – Recognition: Original / Fake; Quality classification of the used Euro pallets; Pallet-Exchange in the “open pool”: Chances and limits.
All in all a very good and informative event about the current development of the Euro pallet. We would like to thank BGR Association for their efforts in arranging a such successful event, in which we surely will return to next year.
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- News: PalletBiz Global Sourcing & Sales (GSS) Achieves Financial AA Rating
PalletBiz Global Sourcing & Sales has achieved one of the highest financial credit ratings. The rating is achieved through good and stable financial results over the past years and keeping the obligations to suppliers and partners.
The definition of a AA rating is; “An obligation rated ‘AA’ differs from the highest-rated obligations only to a small degree. The obligor’s capacity to meet its financial commitment on the obligation is very strong”
As a sign on the continuous focus to the importance of a good creditworthiness and solidity, PalletBiz will keep a dynamic/real-time updated logo figuring on the website.
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- News: PalletBiz Participated in 25th Anniversary at HASPL in Czech Republic
The best quality pallets and premium wood packaging, which PalletBiz has to offer, obviously has to be made from the best quality materials.
That is why PalletBiz is cooperating with HASPL, a Premium supplier of nails, well known to the market.
Because of very good, long-lasting cooperation PalletBiz was invited to the HASPL 25th anniversary, which took place in the end of June in Nachod, CZ. Our representatives from Romania and GSS office from Denmark went there to celebrate together with HASPL.
In 2018, PalletBiz will also have a round anniversary – 20 years on the market, which will call for a celebration as well 🙂 !
- News: PalletBiz Infosheet for 2016 and 2017
Euro Pallets, One-Way pallets as well as all kind of other pallets and premium packaging – all of these products you can find in our new Infosheet.
To see or download a soft version of our catalogue please click on link below:
PalletBiz new infosheet includes all information about our wide range of products and it is a great indication to get more information about the main products we have in offer. Besides that, you can find there as well information about our company, services we provide and contact details for each region.
Thanks to that you can easily see that PalletBiz is not only a “simple vendor” of pallets and packaging, but a professional company with many years of experience and “know-how” – always ready to optimize supply chain process and costs for our valued clients.
We therefore urge you to take contact to us now, to know; “how much can my company save with solutions and products offered by PalletBiz?”. Just contact us and our specialists will contact you to help you find the answers to all your questions.
NB: Please note, that the above version in question does not include our Metal Packaging & Handling product range. A new brochure will be available online to download during Q3 2016.
- News: PalletBiz Strenghtens Ties with Franchise Partner in Poland
PalletBiz has decided to strengthen its relation with the Franchise partner in North-West part of Poland.
Due to a great location in Wapnica, situated only 75 km from the German border, the site location has a strategic importance for existing clients within the network. It is the intention however to increase the capacity during remainder of 2016 to cater for other and new clients as well.
The fundamental idea in PalletBiz, that “together” we can achieve more has proven to its full effect to be true with the local franchise partnership.
Does joining our professional network sound interesting to you and your company, click here.
- News: PalletBiz Takes Part in BIG5 Exhibition
PalletBiz took part in the BIG5 Exhibition in Dubai, UAE from 23. – 26. November.
In co-operation with Saudi Exports, PalletBiz participated as an exhibitor at the 2015 BIG5 Exhibition, that took place in end of November 2015 in the United Arab Emirates. PalletBiz representatives from Saudi Arabia as well Europe participated in the event which proved to be successful on many levels.
A good interest was in particular shown to some of the Packaging & Handling solutions demonstrated at the stand including Pallet Collars. Even Saudi Minister of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Tawfiq Al Rabiah, had the possibility to visit the PalletBiz stand alongside representatives from the Ministry.
- News: PalletBiz Denmark ApS to Take on Denmark
PalletBiz Denmark ApS to take on Denmark!
In September 2014 we brought the news, that Eksportpak joined the network as a Production Franchise for Denmark. Now, the two franchisees in Denmark, Eksportpak & PalletBiz ApS have decided to combine their efforts and form a Joint Venture.
The new company is called PalletBiz Denmark ApS and is already operating from H2 of 2015. The idea behind the joined efforts is to create a company, that can facilitate and provide the right products and services for existing as well as new client demands.
Thomas Gents, COO of PalletBiz, comments to the new establishment “The diversity of our client portfolio in Denmark and the Network in general is so vast and the need for a stronger and more solidified setup is great news for our operations in Denmark”. Steen Rasmussen, Partner and Managing Director of the new JV further expresses – “our clients will now experience a one-call-for-all solution within Pallet, Packaging, and Handling materials, which is something we have been wanting, but patiently waiting for the right moment to introduce”.
Production and distribution remains in Gørding, whereas the administration and sales is divided into an office in East (Copenhagen) and West (Gørding).
- News: NEW Sawmillling Line in Romania
A completely new saw mill has been added at the Romanian PalletBiz factory in Covasna, Romania.
The new sawmill is part of a larger investment, that includes:
– A new Sawmill
– A new Drying chamber
– New forklifts and larger machinery
The new sawmill will replace the old sawmill, that ceased operation in 2013. The sawmill will therefore provide a long waited flexibility in the production as the factory is now no longer dependent solely on external sawmills to provide its premium lumber.
It is expected that the sawmill will become FSC certified during H2 2015 at line with the pallet operation, which has been FSC certified since 2013.
An additional drying chamber will likewise be part of the investment to cover an increasing demand of kiln drying and heat-treatment (IPPC ISPM-15).
- News: Operational Kick-off in Saudi Arabia
The Saudi Arabian franchise business case has been under development in the past years and is now finally operational.
The state-of-the-art production setup in Dammam, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia brings an annual output of 500.000 exceeding units per year alongside the full scale of PalletBiz Premium services.
PalletBiz launced its operations in Q3 2014 and has since the beginning been devoted to providing a Premium quality to its clients. “The lack of quality or attention to quality in the GCC region is one of the main areas where we will differentiate us from the competition” says Mr. Ghazi Althani, Man. Director of the Saudi Arabian franchise. He continues by adding; “Quality surely has a price, but not many companies in this region considers the indirect costs such as administration costs and related quality problems when they go for the cheaper version. We add value to our clients’ supply chain, not only by delivering higher quality products that will have a longer lifetime, but also by adding premium services, that ultimately will lower TCO and leave a no-headache solution for our clients and let us worry about what we do best.”
The factory also includes a completely new drying chamber from Italy, thus being able to offer Heat-Treatment services for its clients.
Below is a picture of one of the partners of the Saudi Arabian franchise, Mr. Mohammed Althani, together with PalletBiz COO, Mr. Thomas Gents. The picture shows one of the first deliveries leaving the brand new factory in the 2nd industrial city of Dammam.
- News: New Joint Venture in Poland
The country franchise for Poland – PalletBiz Poland Sp. Z o.o. – has been established as a joint venture between PalletBiz Franchising Kft., Hungary and Zumax Consulting/Grzegorz Sobanski – with office address in Kalisz, Poland.
The Managing Director of the company, Mr. Grzegorz Sobanski, has been the franchise representative of PalletBiz in Poland in the past two years.
The company will cater to a growing number of PalletBiz key accounts that are using our manufacturing & distribution network for their packaging and handling material needs.
The polish PalletBiz entity will market a wide range of wooden pallets, pallet collars, metal boxes such as Gitterboxes and Wire Mesh boxes as well and plastic packaging incl. E2 boxes.
Thomas Gents, corporate COO in PalletBiz, is emphasizing the long-term commitment to the polish market as a natural result of the growing production and product quality capabilities that is experienced in Poland.
- News: New Regional Sales Office in UAE
In cooperation with the Saudi Arabian franchisee, Amad Albenaa, PalletBiz has opened a sales office in Dubai, UAE.
This development marks the entry of PalletBiz into the GCC region which is a high growth area that we expect will bring great benefit to existing as well as new clients located in the region.
- NEWS: PalletBiz Establishes a Regional Franchisee in UAE
PalletBiz establishes a Master Franchisee in UAE with its local partners
As part of the strategy to expand reach to the Gulf and middle-east, PalletBiz® has established a regional Master Franchisee in the United Arab Emirates to support the business development and its partners in the region.
UAE is one of the fastest growing regions in the world with Dubai as a centre for business. PalletBiz GCC will be responsible for the development of the Franchise Network within the Gulf countries or Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
The local office will support the region’s network partners with import of wood and other industry materials as well as offering direct sales and possible future warehousing facilities.
- News: New Premium Partner in Denmark
EksportPak joins the PalletBiz® Network!
The established market leader in specialized wood packaging, EksportPak, has joined the Network and will cover its existing as well as potential clients with the full range of PalletBiz products & services.
EksportPak’s production and distribution center is located in the so-called triangle-region located between Kolding and Esbjerg, and just off the highway with easy truck access to and from.
With more than 3.000 m2 of floor space, EksportPak brings excellent storage facilities to the Network along with a flexible production, covering the wooden standard pallets, specialized pallets & packaging as well as unique post-sale services.
- NEWS: EPAL and UIC Reach Agreement for the EUR Pallet Market
“The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) and the railways association UIC have reached fundamental agreement on mutual pallet recognition. Both organisations will be working in the near future on the agreement that will facilitate the unrestricted exchange of both pallets between the users in a common pallet pool. This outcome was agreed during summit talks in Paris, at which EPAL was represented by Robert Holliger, President, and Martin Leibrandt, CEO, whilst Thomas Metlich, Chairman of the working group “Questions of palletisation” and Jozef Fazik, Senior Advisor, attended on behalf of the UIC.
Within the framework of a constructive meeting the representatives of both organisations were in agreement in appraising the present situation on the pallet market: “The market desires and needs unlimited exchangeability within a common pallet pool” said Thomas Metlich. The UIC and EPAL intends to continue meeting with this request by pallet users. The details and the precise arrangements of the common pallet recognition, as well as the options for further cooperation between the two organisations, will be mutually set out in the next steps. The focus for both organisations is continued assurance of the consistently high quality of the cargo carriers within the largest common pallet pool, as well as the availability to users of a comprehensive network of production and repair organisations.
With this agreement, EPAL and the UIC have taken a vital step, which offers users from trade and industry, freight forwarders and warehouse managers, as well as the manufacturing and repair organisations, a practice-orientated and user-friendly solution. The imminent agreement will encompass clear and easily comprehensible criteria and therefore guarantee the exchangeability of pallets for users.
Robert Holliger, President of EPAL, welcomed the planned agreement: “It will finally bring clarity for all participants. The pending agreement underlines the strong position of the common pallet exchange system.” (EPAL: Link to original article)
PalletBiz has decided to invest in both the EPAL and UIC license due to the uncertainty in the market. This way our customers can be sure they will get what they require.
- News: NEW Production Line in Romania
The PalletBiz factory in Covasna, Romania has invested in a VECTOR nailing line which was commissioned in the summer of 2014.
This line increases the production capacity, increases productivity, and provide an even better quality of the high volume products like EUR-pallets & PalletBiz Pallets.
Bogdan Manole, General Manager of PalletBiz in South East Europe mentions; “The new investment will ensure our premium quality, that we are known for as well as additional capacity for our existing as well developing clients”.