What is a GMA pallet? First of all, GMA stands for the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which has been very active in America since 1908. Their main purpose is to help mobilize packaged consumer goods around the US and ensure that healthy affordable food options are available to everyone.
As part of their efforts to make distribution operations smoother, the Grocery Manufacturers Association recommended a standard pallet footprint of 48″x40″. Pallets of these dimensions are now commonly referred to as GMA pallets and are widely used in North America and beyond. In fact over 30% of pallets produced in the US each year use this recommended pallet footprint.