Robert Holliger confirmed as EPAL President for a further three years

European Pallet Association e. V. (EPAL)


Robert Holliger confirmed as EPAL President for a further three years

Düsseldorf, 4th August 2016 – On 1st July 2016 in the Spanish town of Segovia, the General Assembly of the European Pallet Association e.V (EPAL) unanimously elected Robert Holliger President of EPAL for a further three years. Furthermore, the following countries are currently represented on the EPAL board: the Baltic countries (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia), France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain as well as the United Kingdom and Ireland. EPAL’s successful work and the continuing expansion of the largest open pallet pool will continue with the re-election of Robert Holliger.

Track record

Robert Holliger has supported EPAL from the outset, many years as Vice President and since 2010 as President of the umbrella organisation of the licenced producers and repairers of EPAL load carriers. Under the presidency of Robert Holliger, the brand “EPAL in oval” has become what it is today: A successful and protected brand name world-wide, which stands for independently assured quality, for safety and sustainability. Over 450 million EPAL pallets are currently available to the global logistics network, in the largest open pallet exchange pool. Production and repair figures continue to increase: The 100 million mark for production and repair was exceeded for the first time in 2015.

In addition, cooperation with users was intensified and global market penetration strengthened. This includes the foundation of the new National Committee in the Czech and Slovak Republic in October 2015 and the development of networks to the Middle East and Asia.


The main focus of the coming three years of Robert Holliger’s presidency will be the fight against the counterfeiting of EPAL pallets and thus the preservation of the high quality of the largest open pallet exchange pool in the world.


About EPAL:The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) was founded in 1991 as the umbrella association of licensed producers and repairers of EPAL/EUR-pallets and box pallets. EPAL is globally responsible for the consistent quality of the EPAL load carriers and therefore uses an independent external quality inspection service. EPAL has been granting exclusive licenses for the production and repair of Euro pallets with the “EPAL in oval” branded marking on four corner blocks since 1st August 2013. EPAL is currently represented in more than thirty countries by fifteen National Committees which have committed themselves to implementing the EPAL objectives on a national basis. As a registered association, EPAL does not pursue any commercial interests and makes all its decisions in the interests of its industry, trade and logistics partners.

For further press information:European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL)Andrea EngelsT +49 211 98 480 48 90M +49 172 69 325