During the first half of the year, the European Pallet Association (EPAL) significantly expanded its activities in Asia compared to the previous year. According to Xiaowei An, EPAL representative for Asia, the number of pallets produced or repaired under EPAL licenses in the region increased by 45% year-on-year to approximately 700,000 units.
Currently 79 EPAL licences are granted in Asia, 74 of them in China, two each in Indonesia and India and one in South Korea. According to An, EPAL is currently in the process of significantly expanding its service network in China. The regional focus is on the coastal provinces and the provinces of Hebei, Shanxi, Henan and Anhui.