National Wooden Pallet & Container Assn. announces Pallet Design System marketing partnership with Brazilian Assn. for Mechanically Processed Timber; producers, recyclers in Brazil now have access to most advanced design software globally, says NWPCA CEO

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February 8, 2024 (press release) –


ABIMCI and NWPCA Forge Partnership to Increase Cooperation, Promote Trade Opportunities, and Exclusively Market Pallet Design System™ Software in Brazil

Alexandria, VA – February 8, 2024: The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) is excited to announce a new Pallet Design System (PDS) marketing partnership with the Brazilian Association for Mechanically Processed Timber (ABIMCI).

NWPCA President/CEO Brent McClendon expressed enthusiasm about collaborating with ABIMCI to coordinate activities, promote trade and investment opportunities, and expand PDS use across Brazil. With PDS, pallet manufacturers and recyclers in Brazil now have access to the most advanced pallet design software globally. McClendon continued, stating, "These businesses will be better equipped to provide their customers with pallets that use timber efficiently while ensuring the safe and effective transportation of their goods."

This partnership with NWPCA is a significant achievement for ABIMCI, emphasized Paulo Pupo, ABIMCI’s superintendent, “ABIMCI is committed to working closely with NWPCA. By leveraging NWPCA’s wood pallet expertise and global network, ABIMCI can provide our wooden pallet manufacturers access to industry best practices and the world’s leading software system for the pallet industry.”

The PDS interface in Portuguese facilitates seamless interaction for manufacturers in Brazil. “Our members across the country can now design pallets prioritizing safety, efficiency, and minimal use of natural resources, thanks to an engineering software product that aligns with our preferred language,” added Pupo.

This agreement adds Brazil to NWPCA's existing exclusive country marketing agreements with Canada, the UK, Sweden, and the Netherlands. PDS has users in nearly 40 countries, underlining its global role in fostering sustainable practices and designing safe, durable pallet solutions.

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The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) is the world's largest organization of wood packaging professionals. NWPCA represents nearly 800 companies that manufacture, repair, and distribute pallets and wood packaging in unit-load solutions or supply products and services to the industry. Visit


Brazilian Association for Mechanically Processed Timber (ABIMCI) is a prominent organization in Brazil, representing the entire wood supply chain. ABIMCI works towards advancing the growth and competitiveness of the Brazilian wood processing sector, ensuring its members adhere to high-quality standards and environmental sustainability principles and providing a platform for industry stakeholders to address common challenges. More about ABIMCI:


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