The transportation of goods from Asia to Europe is not easy and poses risks for both manufacturers who wish to deliver their goods in their entirety and in good condition, as well as for shipping companies that can face transportation problems. At the same time, it is clear that ensuring reliability in the supply chain is vital for meeting customer needs and developing business relationships.

Damage to goods, loss, theft are just a few risk factors that can threaten work. Furthermore, claims for damages and losses caused by such problems can lead to significant expenses, and, in addition, they can be a stumbling block for relations between business partners and suppliers.

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Three issues in connection with delivery from Asia to Europe

Strange as it may seem, the most common and – as a result – very expensive mistakes of manufacturers and customers when delivering goods from Asia to Europe are not related to transportation, but to the choice of packaging solution.

1. Unified standard


There is a unified packaging standard in the European Union, whereas in Asia, such standard does not exist. As a result, many Asian manufacturers who choose “local” packaging solutions face the need of repackaging products for the European market.

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2. Phytosanitary standards

Phytosanitary standards may become another obstacle to goods transported from Asia to Europe: packaging normally used to transport goods must have a special phytosanitary certificate and meet the requirements of European phytosanitary agencies.

3. Disposal

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In order to prevent such problems before they arise, customers from Europe have the necessity of bringing packaging solutions that meet European standards (euro pallets and pallet collars that are rapidly gaining popularity and serve as an additional solution in combination with euro pallets, forming a wooden box together with them) to their Asian partners.

Worldwide, more than 88.3 million euro pallets (EPAL) are produced annually. Moreover, the volume of pallet collar production is 29.4 million pieces per year, and this number is growing rapidly. Due to the fact that pallet collars are a convenient, compact and economical packaging solution, their popularity with both European and Asian companies is growing steadily. In a way, pallet collars have become the reference solution for the supply chain ensuring goods transportation from Asia to Europe.

Three reasons for success

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1. Compliance with European standards


We offer packaging that meets the requirements of the European Union regarding wooden packaging for delivering goods from Asia to Europe. Including the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures ISPM15. Unlike non-standard packaging, using KRONUS packaging solutions means that you do not need repackaging or any extra resources for storage and disposal.

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2. Convenience of use


Pallet collars have a high loading capacity, confirmed in a number of tests including TUV Rheinland tests. An important advantage of pallet collars is their structure, which allows a box of any necessary height to be assembled, as well as special dividers to be placed inside to position goods more compactly and safely. In addition, pallet collars are a type of reusable wooden packaging.

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3. Recycling or resale

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Pallet collars are a solution that allows you not only to safely deliver your goods, but also to save by minimising the costs in connection with the maintenance and disposal of packaging. How does it work? Folded collars that meet European standards, which is important from the point of view of saving space, are sent to the manufacturer’s factory in Asia, and then, after being filled with goods, they are sent to the customer in Europe. After receiving the goods, the recipients of the cargo have the opportunity to sell the wooden packaging for recycling.