Elouera Industries is the largest
manufacturer of quality export and local pallets in the region. Following
a huge upgrade and modernisation of our factory we now produce a product that is
second to none.
We specialise in lightweight soft wood
export pallets however our designs ensure they are strong and built to meet what
ever your requirements may be. By using planking thickness and quantity that matches the job requirement
you can be confident our pallets will meet your needs
Elouera Industries is certified under
the Australian Wood Packaging Certification Scheme and can provide export
pallets that meet all of the requirements for heat treated pallets under this
Manufacturing Quality Export
We manufacture our pallets on one
of two pallet machines, these machines ensure that every pallet is the same and
built to exact measurements. The Pallet Chief machine from America is set
up to manufacture our largest selling product, Skins Pallets. These have
four bearers and this machine holds the nail guns firing all four at once as the
machine passes pre set sensors.
The Yoogali Machine is for our
larger pallets such as the 1125 and 1165 export pallets, it is set up so we
can easily change to meet the specific needs of an order. Some
customers like 8 top planks and 5 bottom for heavy loads while others may
select less. All of the stacks of pallets are strapped in bundles of
10 or 11 for safety when loading and unloading trucks or moving the pallets
in the yard. We are one of the few manufacturers that do this.
Branding the AWPCS Logo
Most manufacturers of export pallets stamp the
certification mark on their pallets in ink which fades quickly especially
when stored outside. We came up with a better method using a burnt in
brand that presses the certification mark into the timber making it a
permanent mark even after the colouring of the brand fades. We have
four brands on each pallet so they can easily be spotted when the shipping
container is opened. Two are on the outside of the pallet and two
inside so no matter what way around the pallet is, the inspector will see
you have complied with the legislation.
Waste Recovery, Joined Bearers (the pieces of
timber between the planks)
Timber is expensive, especially the heat treated
timber used in Export Pallets so we looked at many ways to minimise waste
and maximise the amount of timber we used from every piece we purchased. One
method we use is joined centre bearers. We get many pieces of timber
with a knott or split that we can recover enough from two such pieced to
make one bearer. By using two gang nail plates we can rejoin two pre
cut sections and make one strong bearer, in fact once joined they are as
strong as any non joined bearer.
The Pack Saw and
There is a lot of pieces of timber
to be cut when making a pallet, a single export pallet can have 16 pieces of
timber. To save time and to ensure that every cut is made very accurately
(within 5mm); we installed a pack saw. This huge machine is basically a 3
metre long chain saw with electronic measuring. We can cut 144 pieces of
timber at once saving us time and you money.
Our Pack Saw ensures we can process orders faster than ever
before. Our standard sizes of 1065, 1125 and 1165 ensure we have always got stocks of material ready
Planking is docked and then processed on one
of our two Multi Rip saws so every plank on a pallet is the same thickness.
Many budget pallets on the market have uneven planking however we pride ourselves in the
quality of our product, just because our pallets are reasonably priced doesn't
mean they need to be low quality.
Specialised Pallets, Boxes and Packing Timber
We also can construct specialised pallets to
meet a specific need, these can be to suit a particular product, box size or
need. We can also manufacture packing crates or provide branded packing
timber. Remember if your packing a shipping container for export every
piece of wood used must be certified or you can face the cost of the load being
fumigated on arrival or being sent back to you.
Call us to discuss your needs.
31 Yass Road
COOTAMUNDRA NSW 2590
PH (02)6942 6586 FAX