1. Home


Bowburn North Industrial Estate, Bowburn, Durham DH6 5NG

Get In Touch
Delivery driver moving crates

As Durham's foremost crate rental service, PHS Teacrate excels in transporting over 9 million crates annually across various sectors such as removals, storage, food processing, distribution, retail, and fit-out enterprises. This steadfast dedication to excellence positions us as the leading provider in the region.

Elevating Service Standards in Durham

Within Durham, our dedicated teams for sales, account management, and customer support are at the core of our commitment to delivering an unparalleled service, setting a benchmark for customer contentment. Our remarkable track record proudly showcases a customer satisfaction score exceeding 99%, a clear testament to our team's unwavering commitment and expertise in providing customized guidance and advice to fulfill each customer's distinctive requirements.

Recognizing the unique demands of our esteemed Durham clientele, we go the extra mile to assist them in discovering the ideal crate size and type that perfectly aligns with their specific necessities. Our devotion to timeliness guarantees prompt deliveries, with our standard delivery option ensuring next working day arrival at any Durham destination.

Innovation at phs Teacrate, Durham

Our service has undergone a transformative evolution through the integration of state-of-the-art barcode technology. This advancement facilitates effortless product tracking, spanning the entire journey from delivery to collection. Complementing this, our management reporting system streamlines crate monitoring, furnishing you with extensive assistance throughout the entirety of the process.

Experience our round-the-clock assistance through Cratelink, our market-leading online crate management system. Cratelink empowers you to modify orders, schedule deliveries or collections, access historical data, and generate reports, all at your convenience.

Man scanning barcode on crate
Lady moving picture frame into crate

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 Durham and beyond.

Fun Facts about Durham

1. The Bull City

Durham is often referred to as the "Bull City" due to the iconic bronze bull statue located downtown. It represents the city's history in tobacco and its thriving entrepreneurial spirit.

2. Tobacco History

Durham played a significant role in the tobacco industry during the 19th and 20th centuries. The American Tobacco Company, founded in Durham in 1890, became one of the largest tobacco manufacturers in the world.

3. Duke University

Durham is home to Duke University, a prestigious private research university. The institution was founded in 1838 and has a stunning campus that includes the famous Duke Chapel and Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

4. Durham Bulls

The Durham Bulls baseball team gained international recognition through the 1988 movie "Bull Durham," starring Kevin Costner. The team plays in the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, which offers a fantastic baseball experience.

5. Research Triangle Park

Durham is one of the three vertices of the Research Triangle Park (RTP), along with Raleigh and Chapel Hill. RTP is one of the largest research parks in the world, hosting numerous high-tech companies and research institutions.

6. Nasher Museum of Art

Located on the Duke University campus, the Nasher Museum of Art houses an impressive collection of contemporary art. It features works by renowned artists like Andy Warhol, Salvador Dalí, and Georgia O'Keeffe.

7. Historic Preservation

Durham takes pride in preserving its historic architecture. The city's downtown area showcases beautifully restored buildings that now house trendy restaurants, shops, and art galleries.

8. Eno River State Park

Nature lovers can explore the picturesque Eno River State Park, located just outside Durham. The park offers scenic hiking trails, fishing spots, and picnic areas, providing a serene escape from city life.

9. Foodie Haven

Durham has earned a reputation as a foodie destination. The city boasts a vibrant culinary scene with diverse cuisines, farm-to-table restaurants, and innovative food trucks. Be sure to try some local favorites like Carolina barbecue and soul food.

10. Festivals Galore

Durham hosts numerous festivals throughout the year, celebrating its rich culture and community spirit. Notable events include the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the American Dance Festival, and the Durham Bull City Vegan Challenge.