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Facilities

We have invested heavily in making sure our sites operate efficiently and productively.  Our Peterborough site has one of the most advanced pallet production line in Europe.

Automated Production Lines

2 fully automated ‘IMH’ 4 way production lines

  • Very Flexible (Quick Changeover)
  • Up to 300 Pallets/Hr
  • 4 Man Operation
  • In-line branding/chamfer/c-cut
  • Hydraulic Nailing


1 fully automated ‘Storti’ 4 way line

  • stortiHighly productive
  • Up to 500 Pallets/Hr
  • 4 Man Operation
  • In-line branding/chamfer/c-cut
  • Hydraulic/Beam Nailing
  • Robotic pallet handling

Dedicated EPAL Euro pallet production line

  • 80 Pallets/Hr
  • 2 Man Operation
  • In-line branding/chamfer/c-cut
  • Beam Nailing

2 fully automated Viking high speed 2 way production lines

  • 225 Pallets/Hr
  • 3 Man operation
  • In-line branding
  • Hydraulic nailing

Manual Production Lines

  • We have 20 manual assembly benches running across multiple shifts for specialist, bespoke and small batch production.

Sawing and preparation

  • Bespoke and efficient crosscutting from multiple machines
  • Flexible sawmilling facilities including – Band re-sawing, panel sawing and planing

Kilns and drying

  • HLC2009Pix13213 Kiln Chambers
  • Each kiln has the capacity to kiln dry or heat treat 700 Euro pallets per charge
  • Kiln drying capacity of 35,000 pallets per week
  • Heat treatment capacity of 100,000 pallets per week
  • HLC have the largest kiln drying & heat treatment capacity of any pallet manufacturer in the UK
  • 60,000 sq ft under cover storage for kiln dried pallets

Wood reprocessing

  • biomassHLC were the first UK pallet manufacturer to have a wood waste reprocessing facility
  • Wood waste from our process and collected from customers is chipped & then fuels one of 3 woodwaste boilers (4.5 MW combined across our sites)
  • All kilns run off wood waste & have oil fired back up
  • Factory heating is provided by hot water via the wood waste boilers
  • Provides an environmentally friendly wood waste recycling service to our customers

Transport

  • HLC2009Pix6610 vehicle HGV fleet
  • 30 Trailers (flats, curtain-sides and mega)
  • 28 Jungheinrich counterbalance FLT’s
  • 12 Loading/Unloading bays at each of our primary manufacturing facilities
  • On-site workshop & mechanics

Production

  • 2 shift system (6am-2pm / 2pm-10pm) plus Saturday
  • Automated production lines situated in 5 separate factory units across 3 sites.
  • Combined capacity in excess of 200,000 pallets per week

Design & Prototyping

  • Full AutoCAD and PDS Design Ability
  • Advanced prototyping and simulation
NEW PALLETS | USED PALLETS | PALLET RECONDITIONING | PALLET POOLING | CRATES & CASES | AGRICULTURAL BOXES | TIMBER WASTE DISPOSAL