Herzebrock-Clarholz / Palm Harbor. The Craemer Group, specialist in plastics processing with head-quarters in Germany, has recently opened a corporation office in Palm Harbor, Florida. The new of-fice will bring the company into closer proximity to serve existing customers and to engage prospec-tive clients in order to provide them with Craemer plastic pallets and containers.
The plastic processing company Paul Craemer GmbH is celebrating the 50th birthday of the Craemer plastic pallet. In 1967, Craemer received the patent for the world’s first one-piece injection moulded plastic pallet. Today, 50 years on, the German company – headquarters of the Craemer Group and specialist for Metal Forming, Plastics Processing and Tool Making – is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-quality plastic load carriers.
Load carrier management is an essential part of any efficient supply chain. In the early 90s, a specific type of hygienic plastic pallet became the standard load carrier for the entire European meat industry as well as many supplier industries. The plastic pallets run in an open pool and are exchangeable throughout the industry, which has greatly improved handling processes.
With over 250,000 plastic pallets rolled out across 35 logistics centres that supply the brand’s stores, Intermarché has left the rented pallet behind in favour of setting up their own plastic pallet pool - a first in France for a mass-market retailing brand.
Craemer plastic pallets are now quality-tested by the established US material handling testing facilities at Virginia Tech. Two different plastic pallet types were selected from the enterprise’s product portfolio for intensive FasTrack testing. This established testing protocol simulates daily unit-load material handling practices. The results unambiguously demonstrate Craemer pallet quality, durability, and cost effectiveness.