SCOTT PALLETS PLAYS PART IN COVID-19 RESPONSE SUPPLYING PALLETS FOR KEY GOODS
Wooden pallets have played a critical role in supporting the national response to COVID-19. They’ve carried essential products, from household staples like food and cleaning products to medical essentials like PPE and the new COVID vaccine.
Maintaining a reliable supply of pallets to UK industry was quickly established as a priority, which defined pallet manufacturers and their employees as essential. This has continued throughout the last year, with Defra confirming that “those involved with the production, treatment and circulation of wooden pallets can be considered critical workers, on the basis that pallets are essential to the movement of key goods.”
For local business Scott Pallets its Burntisland site is one of a national network of nearly 30 locations that have responded to the challenge of maintaining manufacturing output following carefully controlled, new safe working practices. With the majority of central support workers in the Fife Head Office quickly enabled to work from home, the business has adapted well, supported by its flexible workforce.
Scott Grant, Scott Pallets’ MD, Manufacturing, explains:
“With sites from Devon to Aberdeen and everywhere in between, Scott Pallets has contributed significantly to the pandemic response. We’re an agile, family business that prides itself on its ability to respond quickly and flexibly to change. Our people have been proud to play their part and we’ve maintained our production throughout 2020 and continue to adapt to the ‘new norm’ as 2021 unfolds.”