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It's time for food manufacturers to ditch the cardboard

Returnable transit packaging (RTP) is replacing one-trip packaging as the preferred carrier for transporting and storing a wide range of food produce.

RTP offers a strong and hygienic way to transport and store food related produce. Food crates are much more versatile than cardboard. They can be frozen, easily stacked, and they don’t mind getting wet.

Pallet boxes and crates from phs Teacrate are ideal for storing and transporting all types of food produce, including meat, fruit, vegetables, and baked goods.

An hygienic solution

Hygiene is a major consideration in the food sector as more than 200 diseases can spread through food.

Crate and pallet rental from phs Teacrate includes an integrated wash service that uses environmental and food safe chemicals. Providing you with a safe and cost-effective produce transport solution.

phs Teacrate wash process

This wash process is also on offer for any crates your business may already own. Last minute wash requests can be accommodated

The benefits of plastic crates

> Multiple uses

Plastic crates are specifically designed for frequent usage over an extended life, making them much more sustainable than carboard.

> Vigorous wash process

Specialist washing facilities ensure every phs Teacrate crate is clean and hygienically wrapped when delivered to customers.

> User friendly  

Easy-grip handles and foldable bale arms make crates user friendly. They can be easily stacked when full and nested when empty.

> Strong and sturdy

Unlike carboard, there is no risk of crates unexpectedly falling apart or absorbing unwanted smells, making them a more durable option.

Recommended crates and pallets for food produce

Standard Food Crate

  • L600 x W400 x H197mm
  • Stackable and nestable
  • 35 litre volume capacity.

Deep Food Crate

  • L600 x W400 x H252mm
  • Stackable and nestable
  • 46 litre volume capacity

Rigid Pallet Box

  • L1200 x W1000 x H975mm
  • Robust and stackable
  • Available with solid or ventilated sides

Folding Pallet Box

  • L1200 x W1000 x H760mm
  • Adaptable and durable
  • Collapsible for easy storage

Why rent crates from phs Teacrate?

  • Most crates available on next day delivery or collection on orders placed by noon.
  • Intensive crate cleaning process to boost hygiene.
  • Nationwide network of depots and delivery drivers.
  • Clean crates provided at a frequency of your choosing.
  • Ad hoc rental or wash terms available
  • Teacrate can wash your own trays or crates

Clean crates provided at a frequency of your choosing.


Want to know more?

Call us on 0800 090 2342 or Send us a message