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The EUR-pallet, also known as Euro-pallet or EPAL-pallet, is the standard European pallet as specified by the European Pallet Association (EPAL). Pallets conforming to the standardization are eligible for the European Pallet Pool (EPP), the system which allows for an exchange as “pallet for pallet”.

The EUR/EPAL-pallet is 1,200 mm × 800 mm × 144 mm (47.2 in × 31.5 in × 5.7 in); it is a four-way pallet made of wood that is nailed with 78 special nails in a prescribed pattern. The weight of a EUR/EPAL-pallet (EPAL 1) is approx. 25 kg. [1] Around 450-500 million EUR-pallets are in circulation.

The safe working load of a EUR/EPAL-pallet is 1,500 kg. The maximum additional load can be up to 4,000 kg when stacking.

The EUR/EPAL-pallet may weigh up to 1,500 kg (3,300 lb). (1.5 metric tonnes) when equally loaded, otherwise the limit is 1,000 kg (2,200 lb).

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