Saito Pallet Marking Equipment now has Global Certification for supply into EU.  

Almost all Customs border control agents will check the pallets of shipping products when importing into their countries.  They must find the IPPC mark on the pallet, or trouble happens. The IPPC code must be legible to be read 1 metre away from the pallet. 

Conventional methods to print were to hot iron burn the emblem and IPPC code into a bearer on the pallet.  This was a bit of an art as too short of burn time and the image was faint, too long burn time and the image was distorted.  Either way the risk was of being rejected at the border. Not just the pallet but the contents it contained.

Saito Technical Limited were approached in 2016 by some very forward thinking NZ wooden pallet manufacturers for clear and accurate pallet identification. The technology deployed is what is termed Piezoelectric DOD ink jet printers which delivers consistent printing of the IPPC emblem and code on a pallet bearer. While consistency in print was one major benefit the other was reduction in operational costs!  Plus the hi-res ink jet has the capability to serial number each pallet and to put on a batch number or Julian calendar date. Printed in mirror image on the bearer on both sides of the pallet.

As this style of printing on pallets becomes more common, Saito’s preferred technology supplier for hi-res ink jet has received the European Pallet Certification (EPAL Certification) for pallet compliance on product sourced globally.

Saito Technical Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saito New Zealand Ltd and operates from Victoria Street, Onehunga in Auckland where all marking , coding and traceability equipment can be seen in “live “ pre-arranged demonstrations.

Saito Group was established in 1985 and is 100% NZ owned.

If you are looking to print directly on to pallets or timber talk the team at Saito Technical Limited –

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