Wooden Pallets vs Metal Pallets – which is better for your business?


Pallets are essential in a range of industries for transporting goods asthey provide a sturdy platform to stack and move goods efficiently and safely. Historically, wooden pallets have been the most popular across all sectors however, in this article, we’ll take a closer look at the advantages of metal pallets and why they’re growing in popularity. 

Advantages of Metal Pallets Over Wooden Pallets


One of the biggest advantages of metal pallets over wooden pallets is their strength and durability. They are less likely to break or warp, and they have a longer lifespan. 

Metal pallets can also  handle  heavier loads and provide maximum support to your goods. They can withstand the weight of heavy machinery, bulk items, and other types of products that wooden pallets can’t. 


Metal pallets also have an advantage in terms of their design. They can be more easily customised to suit your specific needs. For example, your metal pallet can be designed to stack one on top of the other, inter-stack inside one another when not in use, include different strength plate sheets to withstand heavier loads, etc. . This level of customisation is not possible with wooden pallets, which are typically mass-produced in standard sizes.

They won’t rot 

Wooden pallets are susceptible to rotting and decay over time. This is especially true if they are exposed to moisture or damp conditions. When wooden pallets start to rot, they become weaker and are more likely to break creating a health and safety risk. Metal pallets, on the other hand, are not affected by moisture, and will not rot or decay over time, often lasting 10-20 years if they are used and looked after properly. This makes them a more durable and long-lasting investment for businesses.

Looking for metal pallets for your business?

If you require metal pallets for your business, we can help. We design and manufacture high-quality metal pallets and Stillages for a wide range of applications. 

If you can’t see exactly what you’re looking for, don’t worry. We can design a metal pallet specific to your needs. Give us a call on 01663 719 300 if you have any questions or require a quotation for your project. Alternatively, please fill out our simple enquiry form and a member of our specialist team will be in touch.