Düsseldorf - In February 2015, the umbrella association of licensed producers and repairers of EPAL Euro pallets and box pallets, the European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL), moved across Düsseldorf to its new office premises. In the face of an increasing number of challenges and responsibilities that EPAL has been taking on since its split with the UIC on 1st August 2013, the move to larger premises was inevitable. In addition to its current work supporting the existing National Committees, it has witnessed the arrival of new country representatives such as those of Hungary and the Czech Republic.

“The new office building on Wahlerstrasse provides an optimal environment for us to continue extending the world’s largest open pallet pool in the future, develop new markets and allow our qualified personnel to support our licensees,” said Martin Leibrandt, CEO of EPAL, of the move.

The new office is now also located adjacent to the EPAL Academy, which opened its doors in Wahlerstrasse back in June 2014. Synergies with the Academy are actively encouraged and support the quality requirements of EPAL, which includes the training of logistics personnel, and not just the pallets themselves.

EPAL: The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) was founded in 1991 as the umbrella association of licensed producers and repairers of EPAL/EUR-pallets and box pallets. EPAL is globally responsible for the consistent quality of the EPAL load carriers and therefore uses an independent external quality inspection service. EPAL has been granting exclusive licenses for the production and repair of Euro pallets with the “EPAL in oval” branded marking on four corner blocks since 1st August 2013. EPAL is currently represented in more than thirty countries by fourteen National Committees which have committed themselves to implementing the EPAL objectives on a national basis. As a registered association, EPAL does not pursue any commercial interests and makes all its decisions in the interests of its industry, trade and logistics partners.


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