PDS Multiple Languages (September 2018)

PDS Speaks Eight Languages, Becomes the International Language of Pallet Design

The National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA) has released updates to the Pallet Design System™ (PDS) with full user interface that generates pallet specifications and analysis results in the following languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.

Global demand for the most efficient, cost-effective, and safe pallet is drawing pallet manufacturers and pallet users to PDS, leading NWPCA to incorporate additional languages and further solidify PDS as the global standard for unit load pallet design.

NWPCA President and CEO Brent McClendon states, “Adding new languages to PDS not only supports our rapid global expansion, but also provides a significant value to our diverse user-profile in North America.”

Shane Thompson, NWPCA’s 2017 Board Chair added, “These specific language selections fit seamlessly with our international membership, and the international flow of pallets. NWPCA and the Pallet Foundation investments in PDS, totaling nearly $1.5 million over the next two years, further solidify PDS as the international language for pallet design.”

PDS is the leading global pallet design software that designs the optimum pallet by scientifically determining the safe load carrying capacity, performance and material quantity needed. With the latest PDS releases, Users can operate and design, view or print, in any of the languages for: pallet specification sheet, 2-D and 3-D pallet drawings, unit load specifications and drawings, pallet analysis results, and pallet production order.

Project Links

  • PDS v5.4: Release features for customer printouts, handouts, in eight languages. (March 2018)
  • PDS v5.6: Release features the full user interface in eight languages. (September 2018)
  • Pallet Design System: Overview and ongoing R&D