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As the leading service provider for crates, handling equipment, and packaging products, phs Teacrate excels in Preston. Moving over 9 million crates every year, we provide vital support to industries such as removals and storage, food processing and distribution, retail, and fit-out companies, establishing us as the market-leading crate rental service provider across the UK.

Our Dedicated Service in Preston

With our experienced sales, account management, and customer support teams, we deliver an industry-leading service that ensures customer satisfaction. Our track record showcases 99%+ customer satisfaction scores, and our team provides expert knowledge and tailored advice to meet the unique needs of our Preston customers.

We comprehend the distinctive requirements of our Preston customers, assisting them in finding the perfect crate size and type for their specific needs, all with a guarantee of timely deliveries. Our standard delivery option ensures next working day delivery to any location within Preston. Equipped with over 100 staff members and a fleet of 29 vehicles, our robust operational infrastructure enables efficient and reliable delivery services throughout the city. Additionally, our strategically located depots in Preston facilitate easy customer collections, delivering a seamless experience from start to finish.

Innovation at phs Teacrate, Preston

To elevate our service quality, we have developed a unique bar coding technology. This innovation allows seamless tracking of your products from the initial delivery to the final collection. Supported by numerous management reporting features, the tracking of your crates couldn’t be simpler in Preston.

phs Teacrate provides full support 24 hours a day via Cratelink, a market-leading online crate management system. Through Cratelink, you have the flexibility to amend an order, specify deliveries or collections, access historical information, and generate reports, ensuring optimal crate management at your convenience in Preston.

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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 Preston and beyond.

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Fun Facts about Preston

1. Proud Industrial Heritage

Preston has a rich industrial history, known for its contributions to the textile industry during the Industrial Revolution. The city's Cotton Exchange building stands as a testament to this heritage.

2. Preston Guild

Preston holds a unique tradition known as the Preston Guild, a celebration that takes place once every 20 years. It dates back to 1179 and is one of the oldest surviving Guilds in the UK.

3. Home of Sir Richard Arkwright

Preston is the birthplace of Sir Richard Arkwright, a prominent inventor and industrialist who played a pivotal role in the development of the spinning frame during the textile revolution.

4. University of Central Lancashire

Preston is home to the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), a renowned educational institution with a diverse student community.

5. Avenham and Miller Parks

These picturesque parks offer a tranquil escape in the heart of the city, with beautiful landscapes, gardens, and events throughout the year.

6. Preston North End Football Club

Preston North End FC is one of the oldest football clubs in England, with a rich sporting history. The team plays at Deepdale Stadium, which has a unique mixture of modern and historic stands.

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7. Harris Museum and Art Gallery

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is a cultural hub, featuring an impressive collection of art, artifacts, and exhibitions from various disciplines.

8. Incredible Street Food Scene

Preston boasts a vibrant street food scene, with various markets and festivals offering a diverse range of delicious international cuisines.

9. Famous Birthplace of Andrew Flintoff

The former England cricket captain and cricketing legend, Andrew Flintoff, was born in Preston.

10. The Guild Wheel

The Guild Wheel is a 21-mile cycle and walking route that encircles Preston, providing an excellent opportunity to explore the city's outskirts and nearby countryside.