The lightweight riveted steel pallet aka steelpalletsystems (all one word) is going into HIBERNATION. The pallet has not had enough, but I have. This is the 13th of August 2019.
This was set up for high volume not small volume sales.
It has been over five years since RM2 International listed on the LSE with a new trackable plastic pallet. Five years and MILLIONS expended. Today it is tottering on a brink, not necessarily the end, just a brink. The history is public and available. They had a chance years ago to run with the lightweight steel pallet as an alternative but declined. Maybe it is just as well.
Is it going the same way as IGPS U.S.A. (Intelligent Global Pooling Systems)?
Those who know, know. Those who don’t, won’t, and likely never will. Most looking at this site are in the second category.
What is next after plastic that economically will fulfil the role of the pallet?
Some of the below will need some update even correction but you get the gist.
Official. Ethiopia plants 350,000,000 tree seedlings within one day. Setting the example. Good.
The foundation exists for a public float (anywhere) of a new company tasked with founding a new wood and plastic pallet replacement rental system to the variety of existing potential customers. I am waiting so those with the skill, initiative, belief, know how and funds to kick this off before it is to late for my participation. I’ve been there, done that, seen this, seen that. A new start will need to be with a funded, determined, focused, commercially minded, knowledgeable and visionary, medium term winner(s).
Industry logistic experts can be headhunted, contracted or hired.
Maybe waiting is a waste of time. Maybe one should just start again with the painful lessons learned and now history so ready to get it right coupled with progressive growth leading to exponential expansion……..
OR there is another avenue.
And improved since then….
NOT THIS (BELOW), EVER.
Contact email is email@example.com.
A public photo on the net. Some of these trees from Africa took 500 years to grow. I have seen this quality used for pallets. Not so good. Hardwood forests should be protected and the wildlife inhabitants. What is left for pallets? Fast growing pine!
Or something else.
The way things were……big time too late maybe.