8.11.2012 - Finland based company, Eltete TPM, to deliver technology to produce cartonboard pallets in Japan


Eltete TPM Engineering, the machine-building division of Eltete TPM Group, will deliver PaperRoll-to-PaperPallet & APPA (automatic paper pallet assembly) technology to Nagoya in Japan in spring 2013. The capacity of the factory will be approximately 3 million cartonboard pallets per year.

As a result of this transaction, the manufacture of cartonboard pallets, components and transport packaging materials will also now be localised in Japan, in accordance with Eltete TPM’s global concept and vision.

– This transaction is significant for us because it will open the Japanese market up to more factories. The service network in Japan will be improved by means of local automatic pallet assembly lines. The importance of the deal is also increased by the fact that our co-operation with globally-operating Japanese multinationals will intensify, says company CEO, Bo Österman.

– Our aim is to introduce APPA machinery, which represents the latest technology, all over the world, and to make it into the first global standard for cartonboard pallets. The order now received from Japan is an exceptionally good achievement in the right direction and will be the first of its kind in Japan. In accordance with our plans, we are strongly pursuing our goal, and this deal is proof that we are at the cutting edge of our field globally, both in terms of the product and technical expertise, adds Mr Österman.

In Eltete TPM’s overall concept, the manufacture of environmentally-friendly transport packaging materials, strong product development and the machine building that supports it have enabled the company to succeed in its aims for expansion. Local manufacture, a global spread and products based on sustainable development have been increasing in significance, which will continue to promote the company’s efforts into the future. In recent years, the development of Eltete TPM’s sales has been positive and, at present, the company’s own production network covers 21 factories in 15 different countries.

Eltete Japan

The demand for cartonboard pallets has increased considerably in recent years. Eltete TPM’s production lines can produce 10 pallets per minute.