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

Our Dedicated Service in Reading

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 Reading customers.

We comprehend the distinctive requirements of our Reading 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 Reading. 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 Reading facilitate easy customer collections, delivering a seamless experience from start to finish.

Innovation at phs Teacrate, Reading

To elevate our service quality, we have developed a unique bar coding technology. This advancement enables seamless tracking of your products from the initial delivery to the final collection. Supported by comprehensive management reporting, the tracking of your crates is now even more straightforward in Reading.

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 modify an order, specify deliveries or collections, access historical information, and generate reports, ensuring efficient crate management at your convenience in Reading.

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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 Reading and beyond.

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Fun Facts about Reading

1. River Thames

Reading is situated on the River Thames, one of the most iconic rivers in the UK. The river provides scenic beauty and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors.

2. Reading Festival

Reading hosts one of the most famous music festivals in the world, the Reading Festival. It takes place annually over the August Bank Holiday weekend, attracting top musical acts and music enthusiasts from around the globe.

3. Historic Abbey Ruins

Reading Abbey, founded in the 12th century by King Henry I, was once one of the most important religious buildings in England. Today, visitors can explore the historic abbey ruins in the city center.

4. Oscar Wilde's Time in Reading Gaol

The famous writer Oscar Wilde was imprisoned at Reading Gaol (jail) from 1895 to 1897. His experiences there inspired his poem "The Ballad of Reading Gaol."

5. Silchester Roman Town

Near Reading, Silchester is home to the remains of a Roman town, including city walls, an amphitheater, and other archaeological sites.

6. The Oracle Shopping Centre

The Oracle is a modern shopping and leisure complex in Reading, offering a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options.

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7. Reading Museum

Reading boasts a fascinating museum that showcases the town's history, including exhibits on archaeology, art, and local industries.

8. Reading Biscuits

The town has a historical association with the biscuit industry. Reading was home to Huntley & Palmers, a famous biscuit company that gained worldwide recognition.

9. Madejski Stadium

Reading FC plays its home matches at the Madejski Stadium, named after the club's chairman. The stadium hosts football and rugby events.

10. Green Spaces

Despite being a bustling town, Reading offers various green spaces and parks, such as Forbury Gardens and Prospect Park, providing relaxation and outdoor activities for residents and visitors.