Thimm and Cone Pal seal their strategic partnership: International market launch of the innovative corrugated cardboard palette


The Thimm Group and palette specialist Cone Pal Vertriebsgesellschaft from Nuremberg are starting the new year with a partnership for the exclusive production and marketing of corrugated cardboard palettes. The innovative Cone Pal® provides an economic alternative and complement to common palettes made from wood or plastic. Distribution is Europe-wide and in selected overseas markets.

The corrugated cardboard Cone Pal® palette is characterised by its high load-bearing capacity and stability at a low weight. For example, it weighs less than 20 per cent of the unladen weight of wooden carriers. When empty, the corrugated cardboard carriers can be stacked into each other. This ability to nest saves up to 60 per cent volume in the logistics chain, in particular during transport and storage, compared with conventional palettes. This reduces both the costs and handling for distributing goods along the whole supply chain. The corrugated cardboard palette is suitable for roller conveyor use and can also be used as a stacked intermediate goods store to simplify picking and logistics processes. Users value the high ergonomics and work safety when handling the palette.

Cone Pal® also meets the constantly rising hygiene requirements and can be ideally used in the supply chain for distributing food. The corrugated carriers are very well suited to exports as they are resistant to pest infestation and do not require additional treatment pursuant to IPPC or ISPM 15 (additional treatment for wood palettes in international transport).

And from an ecological perspective, the carriers are persuasive since they are 80 per cent made from recycled paper. As a single-material solution, at the end of the product life cycle the materials are again added to the recycling loop. Cone Pal® are available in the usual module dimensions on the market. But customised products can also be realised for special customer requests and in the future individual printing will also be possible. The corrugated cardboard palettes can be used in one-way, multiple use and pool systems.

Oliver Rokohl, managing director of Thimm Verpackung: “Cone Pal® is a very good match for our family-owned company and customer structure. With this multifunctional palette solution we are expanding our product range so that we can continue to offer customers innovative services from goods carriers to packaging and packaging-related services."

Perry Sommer, managing partner of Cone Pal Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH: “In Thimm we have found a strong partner to sell our patented corrugated cardboard palette more widely and internationally. Cone Pal® adds value in particular for fast moving consumer goods, the display sector and also for exporting consumables.”

About Thimm:

Founded in 1949, the Thimm Group is one of the leading manufacturers of corrugated cardboard transportation and sales packaging, high-quality sales displays, multi-material packaging and packaging-related services in the European market. More than 2,800 employees at 18 sites in Germany, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland and Mexico generated annual revenues of more than EUR 530 million.

About Cone Pal:
Cone Pal, a family-run company founded in 2007 with its head office in Nuremberg, produces and sells corrugated cardboard transport and display palettes. It supplies industrial, retail as well as importing and exporting companies from two locations in Germany.