PALLET REPAIR STATS

This public information a bit belated and indicates the volume of necessary wood pallet repairs at just ONE DEPOT (there are more) in one country.  It amounts to over 10,000,000 pallet repairs per year.

CHEP has opened as new £4.6m pallet repair facility near Bristol. The pallet and container pooling leader’s service centre is on an eight-acre site on the new Central Park development and replaces its nearby service centre in Avonmouth.

The new facility can process about 100,000 pallets a week and is manned by 95 full-time employees working across a three shift pattern for a 24-hour, seven-day operation. Processing throughput will reach peaks of 1,200 pallets per hour.

THAT IS OVER 10 MILLION A YEAR AT ONE SITE.  WHAT IS THE PALLET POPULATION?

NO DOUBT MORE AUTOMATION IS ADDED TODAY SO REDUCED COST.

HOW MANY REPAIR DEPOTS ARE THERE?  WHAT IS THE COST?  HOW MANY REPAIRS ARE MADE AS OPPOSED TO PALLETS PROCESSED AND CHECKED? WHAT PERCENTAGE OF REPAIR TYPES APPLIES?  LEAD EDGES WOULD BE HIGHEST.  DYOR