Europallets in the open exchange pool
For reusable pallets are applied the requirements described in the construction standard DIN EN 13698-1: 2003. In addition, further criteria for new pallets were agreed in the type description according to GS1 Asset Type 99993 from 2014.
On the logo of the pallet by the recognized pallet organization. New pallets may only be manufactured by a licensed pallet manufacturer. The corresponding declarations of conformity have been verified in GS 1.
In addition to self-monitoring, the type description also requires mandatory third-party monitoring of the manufacturing process.
The Europallets are considered as applicable for use in case they conform to BGR 234 / ProdSG. Only such prepared and tested pallets also correspond to the Type description.
The type description was developed and adopted on the neutral platform of GS1 specialist groups with well-known companies from industry, trade and service providers.
The type description specifies:
- independent quality assurance,
- application of standards for pallets,
- usability of pallets according to classification (pallet poster) and market acceptance through exchange partners.
Brands in the exchange pool
According to the type description, the manufacturer identification is on the center block, brand logos are burned on the corner blocks on both long sides.
The type description from 10.6.2016 is the basis for all Europallet brands.
In the open exchange pool all new and used Europallets are exchangeable, which correspond to the type description. The quality classification of the pallets is based on the corresponding GS1 poster. Otherwise, are valid the bilateral agreements between sender and recipient of the pallets.