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Pallet Alliance Awarded Patent for the Industry’s First Embedded Tracking Technology for IoT-Enabled Wooden Pallets

Pallet Alliance, a leading innovator in comprehensive pallet management programs for multi-site manufacturing and distribution companies, has been awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its revolutionary IntelliPallet platform, the industry’s first enterprise-scale pallet management service to integrate IoT-enabled location and environmental sensors into wooden pallets for greater supply chain and logistics visibility. The patent award (No. 506368778) marks a major breakthrough for the IntelliPallet IoT platform, which provides a wide range of flexible and economical wireless options, including the ability to integrate end-to-end IoT connectivity without requiring customers to convert their existing wooden pallet systems to more costly composite pallets.

“Our IntelliPallet platform has the potential to revolutionize how supply chain professionals operate within the logistics industry, considering that wooden pallets comprise more than 90% of today’s global palletized shipping market, and are significantly less expensive and more sustainable than engineered alternatives such as plastic or composite pallets,” said Mike Jones, a principal at Pallet Alliance. “With this patent, we look forward to expanding the prospective market opportunities for the IntelliPallet™ while strengthening Pallet Alliance’s presence within this emerging area of the logistics industry.”

Introduced in November 2019, the IntelliPallet technology is compatible with mobile (cellular), Bluetooth®, LoRa WAN, and Sigfox protocols, which enable Pallet Alliance to offer optimized pallet tracking solutions, including custom end-to-end IoT connectivity, location, and data analysis specifically based on customers’ needs. Given its extensive scope of wireless connectivity options, the IntelliPallet™ platform is ideal for actively tracking pallets in both indoor and outdoor environments, and once installed, the integrated IoT module is virtually undetectable.

For more information about Pallet Alliance’s IntelliPallet IoT technology, please visit To get a detailed look at how the IntelliPallet tracking system works, please watch the video here. For more information about Pallet Alliance, please visit their website at, or follow them on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Pallet Alliance

Pallet Alliance, Inc. is an innovative leader in the design and implementation of national pallet management programs for multi-site manufacturing and distribution companies. Working collaboratively with customers, Pallet Alliance employs a comprehensive approach that combines manufacturing, pallet, and market expertise to identify and eliminate the factors that drive cost reduction by optimizing the product-process interface with knowledgeable, industry-specific pallet management systems. For more information, visit, email, or call 919-442-1400.


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