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phs Teacrate is the premier provider of crates, handling equipment, and packaging solutions in the Cambridge area. With an annual turnover of over 9 million crates, we play a pivotal role in assisting various sectors, including relocation and storage services, food processing and distribution, retail and interior fit out businesses. Our commitment to excellence has positioned us as the foremost crate rental service provider in the Cambridge region.

Our Dedicated Service in Cambridge

Our dedicated sales, account management and customer support teams at phs Teacrate are well-versed in delivering exceptional service that prioritises customer satisfaction above all else. Our impressive track record boasts consistently high customer satisfaction scores of 99% and above. Our team is equipped with the expertise to offer tailored advice and knowledge to cater to the specific needs of our values Cambridge clientele. 

Recognizing the unique demands of our Cambridge customers, we specialise in helping them identify the ideal crate size and type that aligns perfectly with their requirements. We guarantee prompt deliveries and our standard delivery option ensures customers in Cambridge receives their orders on the next working day. phs Teacrate is backed by a robust infrastructure, featuring a dedicated team of over 100 staff members and a fleet of 29 vehicles, allowing us to provide efficient and dependable delivery services throughout the city. Moreover, our strategically positioned depots within Cambridge make customer collections a hassle-free experience.

Innovation at phs Teacrate, Cambridge

To enhance our service quality, we have developed a unique bar coding technology. This technology allows seamless tracking of your products from the initial delivery to the final collection. Backed up with numerous management reporting now available, the tracking of your crates couldn’t be simpler.

phs Teacrate gives you full support 24 hours a day via Cratelink, a market leading online crate management system. This allows you to amend an order, specify deliveries or collection, access historical information and produce reports.

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Our products

With crate capacities ranging from 25 to 165 litres, no job is too big or too small for phs Teacrate. We serve the needs of households and businesses undertaking home or office moves, re-organisations, refurbishments or complete relocations.

We offer rental and outright purchase options and complimentary custom logo branding. Our crates are manufactured with phs Teacrate owned equipment, from tough polypropylene and provide a high level of protection for contents. They may be stacked when full and nested when empty for space saving. All our crates are 100% recyclable at the end of their life, therefore fully adhering to the waste framework directive and helping the environment.

We have a wide range of RTP products to meet the requirements of the food and retails sectors as well as logistics operations across a range of industries. Our products include bale arm crates, plastic pallets and pallet boxes.  We also offer a full wash service where we collect, clean and return your food crates ready to use. We have the capacity to wash up to 400,000 crates every week.

Our accreditations

At phs Teacrate we are an Investor in People, a member of the British Association of Removers and holders of ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14000.

phs Teacrate are part of the phs Group, the leading UK workplace services provider.

phs Teacrate is dedicated to delivering exceptional crate rental services in Cambridge and beyond.

Fun Facts about Cambridge

1. Prestigious University
Cambridge is renowned for its prestigious university, the University of Cambridge. It is one of the oldest and most esteemed academic institutions in the world, with famous alumni including Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Stephen Hawking.

2. Punting on the River Cam
Punting is a popular activity in Cambridge. Visitors can glide along the scenic River Cam on flat-bottomed boats called punts, enjoying the beautiful views and the unique experience of being chauffeured or trying their hand at punting.

3. Cambridge Colleges
Cambridge is known for its stunning college buildings, which are integral to the city's charm. Visitors can explore iconic colleges, known for their breathtaking architecture and serene courtyards.

4. Mathematical Legacy
Cambridge has a rich mathematical legacy, with influential mathematicians like Sir Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking having studied or worked at the University of Cambridge. The city continues to be a hub for mathematical research and discovery.

5. Fitzwilliam Museum
The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge is one of the finest art and antiquities museums in the UK. It houses an extensive collection of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and manuscripts spanning various historical periods.

6. Bicycling Capital
The city is known for its strong cycling culture. With its flat terrain and extensive network of bike lanes, cycling is a popular and convenient mode of transportation for both locals and students.


7. Cambridge Science Festival
Every year, Cambridge hosts the Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration of scientific discovery and exploration. The festival offers a wide range of interactive exhibitions, talks, and demonstrations for all ages.

8. A Literary Hub
Cambridge has been an inspiration for many famous writers. Notable authors such as A.A. Milne, author of Winnie-the-Pooh, and Sylvia Plath, poet and novelist, studied at the University of Cambridge.

9. Cambridge University Botanic Garden
The Cambridge University Botanic Garden is a serene oasis filled with a diverse range of plants and flowers. It offers a peaceful escape from the bustling city and provides opportunities for leisurely walks and exploration.

10. Historical Ghosts
Cambridge has its fair share of ghost stories and haunted locations. From eerie tales of ghostly monks at the University Library to the mysterious sightings of Anne Boleyn's ghost at the University's Queens' College, there's a touch of the supernatural in the city's history.