European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL)

Since it was founded in 1991, EPAL has focused on developing and safeguarding the most successful open pooling system for load carriers worldwide. 

EPAL awards licences to checked producers and repairers. These undergo continual and independent inspections by external companies for quality assurance (Bureau Veritas, MÁV-REC Kft., China Certification & Inspection Group CCIC ). Thus, EPAL is able to ensure consistently high quality worldwide for its EPAL pallets and box pallets. 

Furthermore, EPAL undertakes communications work and lobbying in order to strengthen the system in the long term and develop it further. Lastly, EPAL optimises available products in close cooperation with market players and develops new solutions. 

Users of EPAL Euro pallets take advantage of the benefits of the open pool, the EPAL System, whose cornerstone is the continuous availability and global exchangeability, cost transparency and contractual independence. The huge number of A and B quality pallets from high-bay storage ensures that the open Euro pallet pool is the most extensive exchange pool of all. Due to the high reusability of EPAL pallets in the open pool, logistics costs and CO2 emissions can be massively reduced.


  • ADAC Truckservice
  • Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur
  • Bundesverband Güterkraftverkehr Logistik und Entsorgung
  • Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik
  • Bundesverband Spedition und Logistik e. V. (DSLV)
  • Bundesverband Wirtschaft, Verkehr und Logistik
  • Bundesvereinigung Logistik
  • CHEP
  • Deutsches Verkehrsforum
  • European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL)
  • Flanders Investment & Trade
  • GARBE Industrial Real Estate
  • Gebr. Heinemann SE & Co. KG
  • Gebrüder Weiss
  • German Association of the Automotive Industry
  • German Parcel and Express Association (BIEK)
  • Group7
  • Hafen Duisburg AG
  • Humbaur
  • impact media projects
  • International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations
  • International Road Transport Union
  • Kögel Trailer
  • Lebensmittel Zeitung
  • LOGISTIK-Kurier
  • Logistische Informationssysteme AG
  • LT-manager
  • LTG Landauer Transport- gesellschaft Doll
  • Panattoni Europe
  • PSI Logistics
  • PTV Group
  • Schnellecke Logistics
  • Seifert Logistics Group (SLG)
  • TGW Logistics Group
  • trans aktuell
  • UniCarriers