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The Best Roll Pallet Products for the Food Industry

Some Tasty Options for Food Distribution and Food Service Organisations

The British food industry has continually tapped into and fully embraced new technological methods. This has resulted in an increase in automation leading to shifts and changes in productivity and logistics.

Roll pallets, which can be plastic, paper, wooden or metallic, have been adapted as handy and professional solutions to ease the transportation, storage and protection of goods at almost every point of the supply chain. Different types of roll pallets offer specific, outstanding and compact benefits/uses that others can’t compete with.

Just like the food distribution and food service organisatons we serve, the pallet industry has been forced to align with the changing demands and trends of the modern food industry. The increase in the growth of the e-commerce industry has increased the demand for pallets remarkably. Industry experts also note that there has been an increasing interest in sustainability initiatives and ways to reduce costs. One way a company can be lean – and green – is to implement sustainable roll pallets.

Additionally, a growing focus on the development of sustainable pallet products is expected to aid the market growth. According to Allied Market Research, the global pallets market is anticipated to grow at a significant CAGR of 5.1% from 2020 to 2027.

A good roll pallet for any food enterprise factors in efficiency and hygiene above all else and in this guide, we’ll look into some of the best roll pallets and the efficiency they offer to those in the food industry.

Let’s commence with the starters before running you through our full menu!

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Efficacy of a Roll Pallet for Food Enterprise

All our Rollpallet products take into consideration the below criteria for evaluating the efficiency of a pallet.

#1. Purpose and Space

A good pallet has enough storage space and capacity that is phenomenal in reducing both the loading and off-loading time of products. It is also well-designed to fit into its intended use.

#2. Safety

With food safety and hygiene being the top agenda in any food industry, good roll pallets must be easy to clean,dry and have closed surfaces that do not accumulate dust or cause contamination

Efficient roll pallets should also guarantee staff safety by being easy to use, minimising manual handling complexities and having edges that prevent products from falling and injuring them.

#3. Durability

Durable pallets ought to have the capability to carry products in a sustainable manner by offering a long working life.

High quality products should not be easily worn out or damaged to avoid any inconveniences that may be caused such as slowing down the efficiency in the supply chain. Jam and breakage of the roll pallets in the industrial equipment interfere with the smooth running of the industrial activities.

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9 Best Roll Pallet Products for the Food Industry

Below are 9 well-selected roll pallets that guarantee efficiency in the food industry.

#1. Merchandising and Picking Trolleys

Merchandising and picking trolleys are designed for picking orders, especially in busy sections of the business environment.

They come with adjustable optional shelves that promote easy loading and off-loading of containers and other products. They are able to accommodate two 600mm by 400mm reducing many trips to and fro the warehouse that may be tiresome to the staff and time-consuming at the same time.

Merchandising and Picking Trolley

This type of trolley has two large plastic handles that make it easy for the staff to operate and safely manoeuvre around the aisles of the industry.

They are made of high-tensile steel and electro-zinc plates that make them durable and lasting in warehouse environments – perfect for picking and packing operations.

#2. 4-Sided Roll Container

They are efficient in that they allow you to move large volumes of products with ease, without risking injury to staff, and with controlled steering allowing movement even in confined spaces.

The 4-sided Roll Containers have a frame design which allows them to be collapsed and stored together when not in use making them an ideal space-saving option within warehouse environments where space is paramount.

4 sided roll pallet

A 4- sided roll container is partially enclosed with high wire sides which means you can transport large numbers of large items at the same time without the danger of goods falling or being damaged in transit. They come with removable and optional shelves that give you efficiency and flexibility when moving items.

4-sided roll containers are sturdy and durable – designed to withstand knocks and bumps in the food industry while protecting the goods or products kept inside. They are made from heavy-duty materials meaning they won’t bend or crack and bright zinc plating will help prevent rust and increase the working life of the cage.

#3. Cash and Carry Trolleys

Cash and Carry trolleys are ideal for moving products in the cash and carry outlets. They are heavy-duty with a spring-loaded base for easy storage and offer safe support to the products. Depending on the preference of the buyer, they come with either a metal or wooden base. This trolley has a large round handle at one end with a basket to store the smaller items.

cash and carry trolley wire mesh

They are available either in rubber or nylon wheels that make them easy for the staff to effectively steer and control.

As covered in this more in-depth buying guide, cash and carry trolleys are manufactured with strong tubular steel making them durable and ideal for the food industry.

#4. Shopping Trolleys

Shopping trolleys can carry a varied capacity of up to 15kg. They are efficient as you are able to place products in the trolley and move to the next item without necessarily keeping track of your trolley.

150L Shopping Trolley

They come with two swivel wheels at the front and rear wheel which are fixed in orientation to ease their turning and operation within the busy environments of supermarkets, grocery stores, etc.

A shopping trolley is made of high-tensile steel which prolongs its durability. For more on shopping trolleys, we’ve got you covered right here.

#5. Milk Roll Pallet

A milk roll pallet is designed to streamline efficiency to ease the packaging, transportation and distribution of dairy and beverage products.

Keeping in mind that dairy products are easily contaminatable, care and maximum safety are required while handling the same to avoid losses that may result in incurring unplanned added costs. Milk Roll Pallets have electro-zinc plating that cannot rust and is able to withstand all harsh climatic conditions.

Milk Trolley

The wheels of a milk trolley are made from a Nylon Compound making them durable and firm hence do not require any frequent replacements.

View our dedicated buying guide to learn more about how milk pallets can benefit your dairy business.

#6. Plastic Pallet Box

A food-grade plastic pallet box comes in varied sizes making packaging easy for the fruit, vegetable, dairy products industries with simple, cost-effective storage and transports of vital raw materials.

Depending on your preference, both metal and plastic pallet boxes are available with varied capacities to best suit different load sizes. They can be stuck together which offers space opportunities in warehousing and aids efficient transit of products.

Collapsible Plastic Pallet Box

Plastic pallet boxes are incredibly durable and strong which makes carrying heavy foods and drinks a simple task. They do not break or jam inside the industrial equipment maintaining high efficiency in streamlining the automation process.

The beauty about the plastic pallet boxes is that they can be easily customised i.e. branded to suit the customers’ demand.

#7. Jumbo Roll Containers

Jumbo Roll Containers are perfect and ideal for use in food sectors when it is necessary to position and move large quantities and heavy products without the risk of product damage.

jumbo roll pallet

Unlike a standard roll pallet unit, they are more efficient, and save time since the staff do not have to make many unnecessary trips. They have varied dimensions and all utilise space which is at a premium.

The rod infills are made of steel making them durable and ideal for storage products like non-perishable food and beverages.

#8. Security Roll Pallets

Corporate entities such as hotels, farms etc. use security roll pallets to carry or store high-value products.

Loading and off-loading of food products is easy due to the fully opening hinged gate and lid.

security roll pallet with plastic base

The hand grips of our security pallets make them easy to use and manoeuvre.

Security roll pallets are made of steel which is durable and highly secure as it cannot be easily broken into by unauthorised persons.

#9. 3-Sided Roll Container

Last, but by no means least on our list, fruit and vegetable suppliers and those in the food processing industry often favour the use of 3-sided roll containers to distribute goods to their consumers.

3 Sided Z Frame Roll Container

A 3-sided roll container comes with an optional shelf and detachable rod infills that aid easy storage for a static load or more dynamic FMCG movements. It is also available in different heights hence enhancing efficiency as it suits a variety of applications.

3-sided containers have a strap that is used to secure and hold goods in position during transit.

How RollPallet UK Can Assist with Efficient Pallets for Your Food Business

Food processors and warehouse professionals often require creative pallet-racking solutions in order to be most effective and profitable due to seasonal cycles such as the harvest, consumer demand, and other logistical concerns.

Both small-scale and large-scale food industries need to tap fully into the use of roll pallets to be able to streamline and fit into the modern food storage and distribution infrastructure trends. There is a need to go for that pallet that clearly confirms its excellence and offers efficiency for anyone tasked with handling fresh and/or non-perishable food items at scale.

fresh food strorage in warehouse

Here at RollPallet UK, we ensure you get not just a roll pallet but the most practical food-grade roll pallets that are durable and cost-friendly to conveniently and efficiently fit into your food sector demands.

Is there a roll pallet you would like to order in the list above or could it be missing? Our Roll Pallet Experts are happy to help you find the right roll pallet for your food industry. Contact our sales team today and we’ll get the conversation rolling by offering some practical solutions for you and your team.

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