The European Pallet Association, abbreviated as EPAL, is a governing authority in Europe that controls pallet dimensions, sizes, and measures.
Regarding its system, more than 625 million EPAL Euro pallets and 20 million EPAL box pallets are in operation, forming the foundation of the world's largest exchange system amongst supply chain users.
The availability of EPAL items assures that the exchange system is functional. Almost every goods recipient in Europe who has received a filled EPAL load carrier will also have an empty load carrier available for exchange. This fully eliminates the cost of reloading. The association provides participants with practical handling recommendations in order to continuously improve the exchange process.
More information is available on their website.