Pall-Ex said the launch of its new ‘parcel pallet’ this month offered businesses a viable alternative to traditional parcel distribution and would help it expand into new markets.

The new pallet service measures 0.6m x 0.8m x 1m and offers a maximum weight of 150kg.

Pall-Ex explained that it has a smaller footprint but almost double the height and exploited a gap in the market for an efficient and cost-effective way to send larger parcels, particularly those that lie in the grey area between parcel and pallet delivery.

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It added that the 150kg weight capacity provided added flexibility when sending smaller but heavier items, such as automotive equipment or air conditioning units.

Pall-Ex said this reduced the risk of damage compared to traditional parcel delivery methods, such as in cages.

Barry Byers, Pall-Ex UK MD, said: “We are delighted to bring this market leading initiative to the pallet network sector and are excited about the unique selling proposition that this will provide to our members.”