Pallet Design Software, Pallet Design Calculator - Esko

Optimizing your pallet design

Cape PackCape Pack is a modular suite of pallet design software to help determine the best product size, case count, case size, shipper design and pallet load.

Companies around the world are using Esko’s Cape Pack palletization software to reduce their ecological footprint.


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Cape Pack helps you

Cape Pack helps you:

  • Design the optimum product size
  • Evaluate alternative case sizes
  • Optimize pallet & shipper design
  • Maximize pallet loading
  • Create a sustainable packaging supply chain
  • Improve space utilization
  • Cut transportation costs
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Reduce the number of trucks on the streets

Optimized shipper design: how does it work?

Start with an existing case size, an existing product size or use Cape Pack to determine the most appropriate size for a new product.

  1. Enter your product’s dimensions
  2. Specify case/tray type, pick a pallet and enter the maximum load dimensions
  3. Calculate and view case counts and pallet loads
  4. Choose a pallet load and create a report
CAPE PACK palletization software

Try Cape Pack Essentials for free

Cape Pack Essentials is a simple and practical program for solving pallet design problems. Use this pallet loading software and within a few seconds of entering your data you can view a range of on-screen diagrams and reports so finding the right pallet pattern is easy. Click here to try it for free!

Cape Pack Essentials allows you to calculate pallet designs for fixed or known secondary package sizes. You enter the size of the bottle, box, tray, case, bag... that is to be placed directly onto the pallet. Calculate pallet patterns on 3 different sets of pallet restrictions at one time in order to compare efficiencies.

Cape Pack Advanced

Did you know?

A global corrugated packaging supplier saved 909,000 miles or 1,454,400 km, which equals 2 (two!) trips back and forth to the moon.


A pallet design use case:

Using Cape Pack pallet design software, one of the world’s largest pre-packaged food companies optimized its packaging and pallet layout. The results speak for themselves:

  • The new, improved, package uses 78% less material by weight
  • It uses 66% less corrugate or 778 fewer trees (114 tons) per 1000 pallets of product
  • The new design saves 933 million BTU’s per 1000 pallets
  • Saves 184,943 lbs (83888.73kg) of CO2 per 1000 pallets
  • Saves 465,281 gallons (1761,28 m³) of waste water per 1000 pallets
  • Saves 51,670 lbs (23437,11kg) of solid waste per 1000 pallets
  • The new package offers 32% reduction of fossil fuel consumption & GHG emissions over the old package