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The “Global Pallet Pooling (Rental) Market, By Material Type (HDPE, Polypropylene And Advanced Composite), by Product Type (Nestable, Stackable And Rackable), and By End-use (FMCG, Food & Beverage, Pharmaceuticals, Electronics, Chemical & Petrochemical And Others) by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, Middle East & Africa) - Global Forecast to 2027”, is expected to be valued at US$ 1454173.185 million by 2027, witnessing a CAGR of 6.6 % during the forecast period (2019-2027), as highlighted in a report published by Coherent Market Insights.


Pallet pooling is managing and organization of plastic pallets, where a pallet rental company lends its pallets to various end-use industries such as pharmaceutical, medical, food and beverages, and more. The main job of pallet pooling company is to provide pallets in good-shape and are ready-to-use at company’s disposal in the time of need. The pallet pooling company will organize the pallets that are to be taken to other companies or back to production facilities. Moreover, pallet pooling companies help to reduce complexity of pallet procurement, recovery, and management with decreasing waste and total cost of business (TCB).

The global pallet pooling (rental) market was estimated to account for US$ 880,593 Mn in terms of value by the end of 2019

Market Driver

Growing focus of end-use industries towards their core businesses is expected to propel the global pallet pooling (rental) market during the forecast period

Companies can shift their focus, resources, energy, and sole attention towards their core businesses by renting the pallets to pallet pooling organizations. The companies can maintain their day-to-day supply chain operations and rent can be paid that balance the taxes. This, in turn, helps to remove the expensive diversions of storing and maintaining inventory of plastic pallets. Furthermore, most businesses maintain stringent hygiene standards, in order to carry out operations and take the stock directly to the floor. With two modern and hygienic washing plants in Grimsby and Midlands, PPS Midlands Ltd. extended its service to third parties on contract basis. Hence, these factors are expected to boost the market growth over the forecast period.

Market Opportunity

Development of cost-effective plastic pallets is expected to present excellent business opportunity for market players in the near future

Manufacturers in the industry can offer cost-effective plastic pallets than wooden pallets, in order to capitalize on untapped potential in the market. Investing in research and development, in order to innovate affordable plastic pallets can enable manufacturers to expand their consumer base and gain competitive edge in the market. Moreover, manufacturers can focus on reducing the cost of molding of plastic pallets, thereby providing lucrative growth opportunity over the forecast period. 

Market Restraint

Sever effect of changing climatic settings is expected to restrain the global pallet pooling (rental) market growth over the forecast period

Unlike wooden pallets, plastic pallets often fail to perform under changing climatic conditions. Moreover, plastic pallets often change their properties and become precarious in cold conditions, soft in hot conditions, and they lose oil and become fragile when they as exposed to direct sun rays. Wooden pallets do not show such changes, and thus, they are preferred for export applications. Hence, change due to climatic conditions is expected to hinder the market growth in the near future.       

Market Trends

  1. High adoption of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags

Companies are integrating RIFD tags by embedding them into plastic pallets. RFID tags can detect the plastic pallets through supply chain from rental service center to distribution facility to end-use industry, thereby preventing it from being stolen. This is done with the help of radio waves that communicate with transponder and stores valuable information in a microchip. Furthermore, Intelligent Global Pooling System (iGPS) was the first pallet pooling company to include RIFD tags into their pallets, in order to make its supply chain management sophisticated.

  1. Growing demand for hygienic pallets for medical requirements

Numerous end-use industries such as pharmaceutical, food and beverage, medical, and FMCG require washable, hygienic, and germ-free pallets in order to comply with sanitary standards. Wooden pallets often fail to fulfill these requirements, thereby boosting the demand for plastic pallets. Since plastic pallets can be washed after used and can be kept clean dry, they have witnessed significant demand in the recent past. Moreover, they offer smooth and closed surface thereby eliminating cavities and dirt from the surface area.

Competitive Section

Key players involved in the global pallet pooling (rental) market are Demes Logistics GmbH & Co. KG, iGPS Logistics LLC, Schoeller Arca Time Materials Handling Solutions Limited, Loscam Australia Pty. Ltd., Zentek Pool System GmbH, Brambles Limited, Euro Pool Group, PPS Midlands Limited, Contraload NV, and Faber Halbertsma Groep B.V.     

Key Developments

  1. In September 2017, iGPS Logistics LLC, a provider of plastic pallet pooling service, announced to offer direct food contact level safety for its pallets consumers
  2. Key companies in the market are focused on mergers and acquisitions, in order to enhance their market presence. For instance, in December 2018, CITIC Capital, acquired 33% stakes in pallet and other returnable packaging solution business of Loscam.


Market Taxonomy:

  1. By Material Type
  • HDPE
  • Polypropylene
  • Advanced Composite Material
  1. By Product Type
  • Nestable
  • Stackable
  • Rackable
  1. By End-use
  • FMCG
  • Food & Beverage
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Electronics
  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • Others
  1. By Region
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
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