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Custom pallet collars

If you are shipping large or heavy equipment, using a custom pallet collar alongside your pallet can significantly improve protection during transit.

Unlike standard options, custom pallet collars are tailored to specific products rather than a standard pallet size. Custom sizing allows the pallet collar to brace products during transit, preventing movement and potential damage. Custom options, such as ramps for unloading heavy items on castors or wheels, can also be incorporated. Read more


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About custom pallet collars

Custom pallet collars, manufactured from timber and foam, are popular for export packaging for large, bulky or heavy items.

Manufactured to custom sizes based on your product, custom pallet collars brace your product so it cannot move around on the pallet when being handled or transported. Doing this significantly minimises the opportunity for transit damage.

Custom pallet collars commonly include a foam lining on the inside surfaces, preventing scuffs or marking to your product. The foam also provides a degree of cushioning during transit.

Our pallet collars are suitable for export (using ISPM 15 heat-treated timber) and also use wood from FSC sources.

GWP can also provide full pallet boxes on request. These can be as simple as heavy-duty corrugated sleeves to slide over your pallet collar, a full pallet box, all the way up to a custom-engineered composite pack. Special features, such as ramps to help unload products on wheels or castors, can also be included.

Benefits of custom pallet collars

The key benefits of custom pallet collars include:

  • Manufactured to custom sizes to fit specific products.
  • Braces products during transit, preventing damage.
  • Aids packing and unpacking operations.
  • Foam lining prevents surface damage and provides cushioning.
  • Allows for optional corrugated sleeves to be placed over during transit.
  • Can be supplied with ramps for unloading heavy equipment.
  • Manufactured using ISPM 15 treated wood.
  • FSC timber to assist your business’s sustainability efforts.
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Wooden pallet collars are recyclable at appropriate recycling facilities.

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The durable nature of pallet collars means they can often be reused over multiple trips.

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GWP manufacture your pallet packaging in the UK, reducing emissions from transport.

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The timber used in the manufacture of this packaging is biodegradable.

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Pallet collars are manufactured using wood (typically plywood).

FSC® certified

You can choose to have your collars made using FSC certified materials.

What are pallet collars?

Pallet collars are a wooden sleeve placed on top of a wooden pallet. Whilst businesses often use standard pallet collars as an alternative to a pallet box or wooden crate, you can use custom versions to brace a product on a pallet to prevent movement and damage during handling.

What are pallet collars used for?

Pallet collars are a form of transit packaging. Alongside a traditional wooden pallet, collars are popular for shipping bulky, heavy or industrial items.

What is the difference between a standard and custom pallet collar?

Standard pallet collars typically replace a pallet box or shipping crate, as users can stack them to create a semi-bespoke (height) container. Custom pallet collars, however, cannot be stacked but are the specific size required to prevent products or equipment from moving when on a pallet.

Can you stack pallet collars?

Whilst standard wooden pallet collars can be stacked to create a wooden shipping crate, custom pallet collars generally cannot be stacked. However, they can be manufactured in bespoke heights to suit your specific application.

How do custom pallet collars help prevent damage?

Custom pallet collars can significantly help to reduce damage caused by movement during transit. They effectively hold the product or equipment in position on the pallet. Custom pallet collars also commonly include foam linings, which protect the surfaces in contact from scuffing and marking while also providing a level of cushioning.

Custom pallet collar pricing

Unfortunately, it is not possible to list pricing for custom products on this website, with a range of factors (size, grade, strength, features, quantity required) all influencing the price that you will pay.

Free quotes and advice

However, you can request a free, no-obligation quote for any custom pallet collars you may need for your business.

And, as GWP have more than 30 years of experience in producing industrial packaging products, you can be confident you are getting a high-quality product and the one that is right for your specific application. Plus, if you are unsure exactly what you need, one of our packaging experts is happy to provide honest, impartial advice on the best option for you.

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