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New Pallets

James Jones & Sons' pallet and packaging business has an annual production capacity up to 10 million new pallets a year.

New pallets are manufactured at our sites in Golborne, Greetham, Gateshead, Wrexham and Workington. James Jones & Sons has a policy of re-investment in its business in order to provide the highest levels of quality and service to customers and this is reflected in state-of-the-art automated pallet manufacturing machinery and techniques in our factories.

The company has automated new pallet assembly lines and a wide range of machinery, which meet the exacting pallet specification requirements of major customers andcprovides essential flexibility in manufacture.

The company also has extensive heat treatment and kiln drying facilities that enable us to meet all relevant international phytosanitary regulations and to offer dried pallets, which are essential to customers in the FMCG and pallet pool sectors.

Robot production at James Jones pallet facility in Golborne

Timber pallets are a vital component in the handling, storage and distribution system. Timber in pallet manufacture is an ideal raw material because it is re-usable, repairable, recyclable and very cost effective.  All softwood used in pallet manufacture is sourced from properly managed sustained sources and is FSC/PEFC approved.

The company supplies new pallets across industries including FMCG, pharmaceutical, automotive and construction industries. We supply pallets to customers specifications to ensure that they are a safe and sustainable platform for transporting goods both in the UK and throughout the international supply chain. 

We are the main supplier of new pallets to the ‘closed loop’ commercial pallet pools (CHEP, LPR and Pooling Partners) as we can meet their exacting requirements in terms of pallet specifications, ISPM15 compliance and dry pallets and we provide the very high level of service that is demanded by these customers. We have been supplying the pallet pools since their inception in the UK and we are the market leader in this important sector of the new pallet market.

We have the major advantage of being owned by a long established leading UK sawmilling group which gives us security of supply of the raw material.  This is an extremely important factor in us being able to meet the high-quality demands of our customer base.

We are an accredited supplier of new EPAL ‘open loop’ timber pallets. Similarly, we supply CP timber pallets in all specified sizes.

We manufacture two-way pallets, mainly for the construction and chemical sectors, where we have a very high reputation for product quality and service. We supply many sizes of four-way pallets (1200 x 1000 mm and 1200 x 800mm are the most popular sizes demanded) and our modern production facilities allows us to be highly flexible on sizes to meet customer demand.

ISPM15 Heat Treated and Kiln Dried Pallets

The company has been at the forefront in co-operation with the UK Forestry Commission to ensure that pallets are manufactured to meet the international phytosanitary regulation ISPM15. This regulation is in place to prevent the spread of pests travelling in solid wood. The heat treatment process is applied strictly in accordance with the United Kingdom Wood Packaging Materials Marking Programme (UKWPMMP) regulations. The extensive HT facilities at the company’s factories are accredited by the Forestry Commission and are regularly inspected to ensure adherence to the Forestry Commission regulations.

The company has the largest kiln drying capacity in the UK and we were the first pallet manufacturer to achieve the TIMCON premium drying standard.  This standard minimises the risk of mould developing on timber pallets which is of critical importance in certain sectors. Most of the company’s facilities have onsite biomass boilers fuelled with biomass materials, this is another example of the Group’s commitment to achieving the highest environmental standards.

  Kilns at James Jones Golborne


Why choose James Jones

We are the largest supplier of new and repaired pallets to the UK pallet pool