Mr Victor Smorgon and Vicfam Plastics
The man behind the development of these outstanding products
The dependence of the materials handling industry on the conventional
wooden pallet, seemed to us to be an opportunity to do it better,
particularly where a high wastage factor exists. The cost to industry
and the environment is prohibitive. Our design team took the brief in
hand, with the result that; collectively we have produced the best
alternative rackable plastic pallets now available, anywhere in the
industrialised world today.
An icon of the Australian business scene, Victor Smorgon, who with
his family has developed many environmental products, has committed
himself and his company to the development and manufacture of recycled
plastic products in an effort to not only service industry, but also to
aid the environment.
Victor's family company, Vicfam Plastics Pty. Ltd (a division of the
Victor Smorgon Group) specialises in converting post consumer waste
high density polyethylene. Vicfam utilises both natural and coloured
polyethylene, which would otherwise go to landfill, directly supporting
the world wide Governments intention of reducing waste to landfill by
50% and hopefully achieved by the year 2001.
Vicfam Plastics have designed, developed and manufactured, a unique
and innovative range of plastic pallets, both for specialist
applications and for general use.
The Vicfam Heavy Duty Hygiene pallet, in fact, a range of hygiene
pallets available in most popular sizes, have been designed specifically
for the Food and Pharmaceutical industries where hygiene is critical,
yet strong enough to be included in the very tough and demanding pool
hire / dehire system by Chep Australia and Loscam Limited.
The first commercially manufactured pallet in the Vicfam range was
the unique Vicfam Spill-guard. This is a fully moulded one piece spill
containment pallet, with an exceptionally high strength to weight ratio
due to it's cellular design.