Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 17 2018 - Page 14

A wee dram goes further than you think thanks to It’s one of the world’s favourite food exports and it’s important to keep the whisky flowing at all times. As the US writer, Mark Twain said: “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whisky is barely enough.” That’s why The Edrington Group, the international premium spirits company, approached when it needed help with its logistics in 2012 – and the solution is still working five years later. The success of Edrington’s installation is further proof why people should: Leave the wood. Go plastic - which is the theme of’s new recommended a auditing purposes and brand ‘TEG’ (The switch from wooden to plastic pallets Edrington Group) for easy in-house As Chris Hendry, Procurement Manager for a durable and cost-effective solution identification. at Edrington explains: “We can package capable of withstanding the tough and ship approximately 5 million cases manufacturing environment, which For further information contact of whisky a year at this site that’s why involves a high level of automation – on 01323 744057 or it’s essential we work with the very best essential since each pallet can carry logistics partners. £60,000 worth of spirits. marketing campaign. “The pallets and solution we were supplied by Goplasticpallets have been fantastic and offer so many improvements over wood, durability being just one of the benefits. We’re over the moon with their performance.” Jim Hardisty, Managing Director of, adds: “We offer in excess of 155 different pallets and pallet boxes – the country’s largest selection, with many items available direct from stock – and we work in all sectors from manufacturing to food and drink production. We’re not at all surprised that the solution we provided to Edrington is still working and still proving it’s worth some five years later, and we’re sure the solution will still be performing to its utmost in another five years’ time.” 14 FDPP - Edrington ordered 1,400 of the company’s APB 1210 Pool Perforated 5R pallets in black. It also requested the removal of the lips to prevent damaging the cases and inner gift cartons, which often overhang the edge of the pallets. Anti-slip strips were added as a necessity to protect the fragile cargo, from the bottling line to the container. Edrington also requested that sequentially number each of the 1,400 pallets for internal by emailing Alternatively, visit to explore the UK’s largest range of plastic pallets and pallet boxes.