Loadhog Ltd.

Hawke Street, S9 2SU Sheffield
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 1142 800800
Fax +44 1142 800801


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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Glass production/Production Technology
  • 01.13  Conveying, transport, packing and warehouse technology
  • 01.13.02  Transport and handling systems

Our products

Product category: Transport and handling systems


Loadhog, the UK-based returnable packaging innovator, developed Smartstak after realising that pallet instability, and the resultant breakages, was the major issue when transporting glass bottles.

The unique intelligent Smartstak system; Smartpad and Smartcap, are made from recycled plastics, at its impressive award winning site in Sheffield.

The Smartpad, with a patented wave-edged profile, has a major impact on glass pallets stability by encouraging bottles, on short or tall packs, to ‘migrate’ to the centre of the pad during the vibration of automated handling and transit. Its wave edge also makes the pad stronger, providing greater longevity typically 100+ trips.

The reusable, recyclable, hygienic and directly interchangeable pad forms a barrier when a pallet is subject to drop and impact forces. The design also facilitates significant benefits for the filler by reducing lost bottles and subsequent cleaning time, increasing line efficiencies

The revolutionary Smartcap is a universal plastic reusable capping tray which, when used in conjunction with the Smartpad, creates a complete, glass bottle packaging system and eliminates cardboard capping trays.

The Smartcap eliminates cardboard providing a significant reduction in CO² emissions. It improves hygiene and performance by providing a waterproof barrier with no spoiled pallets due to moisture spoilage. It is washed and handled in the same manner as the Smartpad.

For superior hygiene Smartpads and Smartcaps are washed in a pool management system at the company’s state-of-art wash plants in its UK headquarters and Portugal.

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About us

Company details


Loadhog is an employee owned company with innovation and its employees at the heart of its ethos.

UK-based Loadhog offers wide-ranging supply chain savings with its innovative packaging and handling solutions. With increasing demand for its products it now has dedicated sales teams in France, Germany and Benelux.

Loadhog is committed to providing returnable packaging systems which go beyond being simply re-usable and leads the market in packaging innovation by continually thinking outside the box.

Smartstak from Loadhog is becoming the definitive method of transporting glass bottles, described by a major glass manufacturer director as “the greatest glass transportation advance in 20 years”. Smartstak comprises Smartpad, a reusable plastic layer pad with unique wave profile edge, and the Smartcap, a reusable capping tray.

Queen’s Award winning Smartstak was launched after Loadhog realised that pallet instability, and the resultant breakages, was the major issue when transporting glass bottles..

Loadhogs other products include the Pally, transforming instantly from a pallet into a dolly with the press of a single pedal and a range of packaging containers, providing impressive returns efficiencies, maximum protection and minimised return costs. Its unique Pallet Lid, has a re-usable built in mechanism which secures loads to a pallet base in less than 20 seconds.

In addition, Loadhog's Ideas and Innovation department provide a complete solution from design and tooling to final manufacture.

More information about Loadhog products is available on www.loadhog.co.uk or by calling +44 (0)114 2800 800.

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