With the Borst perpendicular transfer unit, goods are transported transversely on a roller conveyor, without requiring a rotating table. This is because the belt or chain sections of the transfer unit can be embedded between the rollers of a roller conveyor. Then when the product is on the conveyor, the chain sections can lift the load off the rollers in order to transfer it to an adjacent chain conveyor. The perpendicular transfer units can be delivered from a standard range, but can also be completely customised. The transfer units can be delivered with chains or belts. The number of sections can be varied. The transfer unit can be dimensioned to suit different loads and speeds.