At the last two meetings of UIC (International Union of Railways) there was two decision made, which will influence the world of pallet production: from one side they will combine the marking of EUR pallets, on the other hand there was a decision made of the withdrawal of the pallet producer’s certifications.
Integrated Pallet Markings
This will be seen in case of standard pallets and plain pallets
- The national railway’s sign-which gets placed on the standard pallets left le-will be changed to UIC sign, independently, in which country the pallet was made
- The pallet producer will stay on the middle leg, and can be identified by the IPPC Certification number
- On the right leg still EUR sign will be
This change means a change regarding to the heat markers of producer’s, which will get exchanged gradually. According to the plans beginning from the 1. of January 2014.
Withdrawal of manufacturer’s license’s
The essence of decision from the 1.of August manufacturer’s can’t put EUR sign on EPAL pallets, so in the future does don’t qualify as standard exchange pallets.
Of course EPAL-EUR pallets are already in commercial use are interchangeable.
How these changes effect our clients?
The changes introduced will make the pallet’s identification easier, so we don’t need to keep in mind which railway has which official marking? With this integration this problem will get solved.
Making it stricter to get hold of manufacturer license’s, the “normal” EUR pallet’s prestige will increase against the previously accepted EPAL pallets.
All together these will have a positive effect on pallet manufacturing and it’ll make our client’s work easier also.
We hope, we gave you detailed information’s of the new laws.
If you have further questions regarding to this, please don’t hesitate to contact us