Pallet Control Tower Online (PCTO) as of today 'live'.

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Pallet Control Tower (PCTO) went 'live' today, 1st September 2023. 

The 24/7 online platform that makes Collection, Delivery & Matching of EPAL Europallets possible, both virtually and physically, thanks in part to the VAT-free e-Credit developed in-house.

The platform solves a major frustration among pallet users who are often not 'in control'. Many companies have insufficient insight into which pallets are located where in their logistics chain and what the costs are. In material terms, this often involves large amounts, including hidden man-hours.

Pallet users, transporters / DCs and pallet depots, traders and manufacturers are linked to each other on the platform. Pallet users place their buy, sell or exchange order in the platform. Associated EPAL members automatically receive these assignments in their email and can subscribe to them. The applicant is shown five offers and chooses from them on the basis of price, sustainability or 'preferred suppliership'. All other preconditions are also entered and logged via the system.

The e-Credit, partly based on blockchain technology, is the central settlement unit. The value of used pallets is partly determined on the EUWID, which is respected in Europe, and which is determined every six weeks. Thanks to a self-billing system, depots, traders and manufacturers are paid within 8 days after the order has been executed and approved. PCT Online can be linked to all common ERP, MRP and WMS systems.

The platform is clearly preparing for new regulations for the packaging industry from Brussels, in which sustainability is the starting point. Not only the single use of pallets, but also the unnecessary transport of empty pallets through Europe will soon be out of the question.

Interested parties can find more information on the website www.palletcontroltower.eu and create an account for free via the 'sign up' button. The first transaction will be executed in the coming weeks.

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