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Handling more than 9 million crates annually, phs Teacrate stands as the primary service provider for crates, handling equipment and packaging products. Offering support to a variety of sectors, we establish ourselves as the leading crate rental service provider across the UK.

Our Dedicated Service in Essex

In Essex, our sales, account management and customer support teams collaborate to deliver an outstanding service that guarantees customer contentment. Our history boasts customer satisfaction scores exceeding 99% using our teams specialised expertise and tailored advice aligning with the specific needs of our Essex customers.

We identify the ideal crate size and type to match the distinctive needs and requirements of our Essex customers. Our standard delivery choice commits to next working day arrival to any Essex destination. Our well-equipped operational set-up comprises of over 100 staff members and a fleet of 29 vehicles, allowing us to provide efficient and dependable delivery services across the region. Customer collections are also simplified with our strategically positioned depots in Essex.

Innovation at phs Teacrate, Essex

In Essex, we have elevated our service quality through an exclusive bar coding system. This ensures seamless tracking of your products from the initial delivery to the final collection. The process of tracking your crates has become exceptionally streamlined with the availability of management reports through this system.

With the use of our market-leading online crate management system, phs Teacrate provides comprehensive 24-hour support. This platform allows you to modify your orders, specify deliveries or collections, access historical information and generate reports to help ensure a seamless experience.

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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 Essex and beyond.

Fun Facts about Essex

1. Location and History 

Essex is a county located in the southeast of England, bordered by the North Sea to the east. It is historically known as the "county of contrasts" due to its diverse landscapes, from coastal areas to rural countryside.

2. Essex Girls and Boys   

The term "Essex girl" is often used in a lighthearted and humorous way to describe a stereotypical image of a young woman from Essex, known for her fashion sense and accent. Similarly, the term "Essex boy" refers to a stereotypical young man from Essex who is confident and outgoing.

3. Oldest Recorded Town in England     

Colchester, located in Essex, is known as the oldest recorded town in England, with evidence of settlement dating back over 2,000 years. Colchester is also home to Colchester Castle, the largest Norman Keep in Europe.

4. Filming Location:

Essex has been a popular filming location for various movies and television shows. Some notable examples include the TV series "The Only Way is Essex" and the movie "Made in Dagenham."

5. Thriving Music Scene:

Essex has a vibrant music scene and has produced several successful musicians, including Depeche Mode, Blur, Olly Murs, and The Prodigy. The annual V Festival, held in Chelmsford and Weston, was one of the largest music festivals in the UK until its last edition in 2017.

6. Land of Lakes:

Essex is home to a large number of lakes, which provide beautiful natural settings for outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, and birdwatching. Some popular lakes include Abberton Reservoir, Hanningfield Reservoir, and Thorndon Country Park.

7. Historic Connections:

Essex has strong connections to historical figures such as Queen Boudica, who led an uprising against the Roman occupation in the first century AD.
Notable historical sites in Essex include Hylands House, Audley End House, and Cressing Temple Barns.

8. Oyster Capital:

Essex is famous for its oyster industry, particularly in the coastal town of Mersea Island. The annual Mersea Island Oyster Festival celebrates this culinary heritage.

9. Tiptree Jam:

Tiptree, a village in Essex, is renowned for its high-quality jams and preserves. The Wilkin & Sons Tiptree jam factory has been producing delicious preserves since 1885.

10. Colchester Zoo:

Essex is home to Colchester Zoo, one of the finest zoos in Europe. It houses a wide variety of animals, including elephants, giraffes, and penguins, and offers educational programs and experiences for visitors.