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CJ SHEERAN is Ireland’s largest supplier of timber packaging and pallets, providing a premium quality, sustainable and accredited packaging solution to Ireland and the UK’s diverse network of pallet consumers in the Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Technological, Engineering and General Manufacturing Sectors.

We produce a broad range of both standard and specialised timber packaging and pallet modules to include pallets, cases, crates, boxes, potato boxes, skids and dunnage and also recover in excess of 1.2m pallets per annum.

CJS are the only pallet manufacturing company in Ireland to hold all 3 core ISO Certifications (ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001) as well as FSC® and Sedex SMETA 4 Pillar Conformity.  We are setting industry standards in terms of quality, service and value for money.  We offer a complete packaging solution for your business.  With separately licensed plants in Laois, Dublin and Mayo we provide our customers with an unrivaled service and business continuity.

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LoCall: 1800 201 765
Tel: 057 875 6700
Shannon Street, Mountrath, Co. Laois

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CJ SHEERAN: Ireland’s leading pallet supplier.

Environmental Awareness is to the forefront at CJS.  As the only pallet manufacturing company in Ireland to maintain FSC® Certification, we ensure that all of the timber used in our pallet manufacturing operations is sourced from sustainably managed forests.  We are also the only pallet manufacturing company with a certified ISO14001 Environmental Management System.

The environment has become a global core concern, a focus which is indeed positive news for the timber pallet and packaging industry.  The timber consumed by CJS in pallet manufacture absorbs carbon as it grows and stores it in the products that CJS make.  Our operations ensure that the lifecycle of the wood is extended to its absolute maximum.  Read more below about the benefits of using wood as a packaging material.

Sustainable manufacturing has always been high on our company’s agenda.  All of our products are recoverable, reusable, repairable and recyclable.  We have won a number of awards throughout the years for our green initiatives such as:

  • Pakman Awards 2022: Business Recycling Champion
  • Green Awards: Waste to Business Resource Award
  • Mayo Business Awards: Green Business of the Year Award
  • Midlands Gateway Chamber of Commerce: Best in Business Green Initiative Award
  • Repak Packaging Recovery Operator of the Year Finalist

We have further strengthened our commitment to carbon neutrality with initiatives range from subtle changes to significant investments.  Examples include rainwater harvesting, converting all of the company’s plants to LED lighting, reducing and potentially eliminating the use of single use plastics and the installation of biomass boilers to fuel our kilns which will be powered by residue from the pallet manufacturing divisions replacing fossil fuel.

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Forests are sustainable

The wood we use to make pallets and packaging is harvested from sustainably managed forests. As demand for wooden products increases, more forests are planted. The size of managed forests in Europe is growing by an area the size of Cyprus every year.

Wood stores CO2

Forests absorb huge volumes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere – approximately 0.9 tonnes of CO2 is stored in every cubic metre of wood.

Wood is highly efficient

Pallets and packaging are manufactured from small logs and falling boards, which form part of a cascade system. This is highly efficient and means every part of a harvested tree has a use.


Repairable and recyclable

If they are damaged, wooden pallets can be repaired easily with replacement timber. Alternatively, they can be recycled into wood chips or used to manufacture further products. When wood eventually reaches the end of its useful life, it can be used as a renewable fuel.

Wood needs less energy

Wood is a highly sustainable product compared with plastics and other alternatives. Wood requires far less energy and is much cleaner to produce than plastic. Timber has a short renewable carbon cycle of just a few years.

Wood reduces carbon use

Wood is the only widely used material that has a beneficial effect on carbon footprint. A wooden pallet absorbs and stores approximately 27kg of carbon from the atmosphere as it grows, reducing the overall carbon impact of the business that is using it.

Timber Pallets: Packaging from Nature

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Facts & Figures

In Europe, over 25 million cubic metres of timber are used every year in pallets and packaging.
Europe produces about 100 million cubic metres of sawn timber.
The average lifespan of a timber pallet is between 5 and 7 years.
Approximately 90% of pallets are manufactured from timber.
A high percentage of timber pallets are recycled or rebuilt.
In Europe over four billion wooden pallets are in circulation; this means 108 billion kgs of CO2 are stored in the wood..
It is estimated that the contribution of 10.3 million tonnes of increased biomass for energy purposes, provided until 2010, prevented about 12.5 millions tonnes of CO2 being released had the same amount of energy been produced with coal.
Burning wood is carbon neutral, a fact well understood by the wood industry, which derives up to 75% of the energy it uses to process wood from wood-by-products.
European forests, where over 90% of Europe’s timber comes from, are being developed on a sustainable basis so that they are replanted with more trees than are harvested; this total planted area is increasing by an area the size of Cyprus (approx. 802,000 hectares) each year.
All European pallets comply with the Phytosanitary Requirements (ISPM15); this requires heat-treatment of 560C for 30 minutes at least.
Recent studies show bacteria have a greater survival rate on plastics than on wood.
A timber pallet is up to six times cheaper than it’s plastic equivalent.
It is a common misconception that the use of wood pallets results in deforestation. Although new wood pallets (used primarily for non-standard sizes) are made from virgin lumbers, trees are rarely cut down to make pallets. Instead, trees are cut down to produce more valuable items such as building materials and furniture. new wood pallets are built from the downfall (unattractive lumber) that is left over from this process, which is typically discarded if not made into pallets.
The production of a common 48×40″ plastic pallet consumes eight times more raw material than a comparable reusable wood pallet. In addition, the manufacturing process used to make plastic pallets consumes five times more energy, releases more emissions into our air and water and contributes more waste than reusable wood pallets. (Source: FEFPEB)
Pallet Stack
Timber from a Log
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