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As the premier provider of crates, handling equipment, and packaging solutions, phs Teacrate excels in Southend-on-Sea. With 9 million crates moved annually, we support various sectors including removals, storage, food processing, distribution, retail, and fit-outs, establishing us as the UK's top crate rental service.

Our Dedicated Service in Southend-on-Sea

With adept sales, account management, and customer support teams, we ensure superior service and boast a track record of 99%+ customer satisfaction. Our experts tailor advice to meet Southend-on-Sea's needs, finding ideal crate sizes and ensuring timely deliveries. Our operational prowess, with over 100 staff and 29 vehicles, guarantees efficient service citywide. Strategically positioned depots facilitate easy customer collections.

Innovation at phs Teacrate, Southend-on-Sea

In elevating our service standard, we've pioneered distinctive bar coding technology. This innovation enables effortless tracking of your goods from the initial delivery to the final collection. Complemented by comprehensive management reporting, crate tracking becomes uncomplicated in Southend-on-Sea.

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 Southend-on-Sea and beyond.

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Fun Facts about Southend-on-Sea

1. Longest Pleasure Pier

Southend boasts the world's longest pleasure pier, extending 1.34 miles into the Thames Estuary. The Southend Pier is an iconic landmark offering stunning views and various attractions.

2. Seaside Attractions

As a traditional British seaside resort, Southend-on-Sea offers classic attractions like amusement arcades, beachfront donkey rides, and a vibrant seafront promenade.

3. Adventure Island

Adventure Island is a popular amusement park right along the seafront, featuring a variety of thrilling rides and attractions for visitors of all ages.

4. The Kursaal

The Kursaal, originally opened in 1901, is one of the earliest amusement parks in the UK. It now houses a bowling alley, casino, and entertainment venues.

5. Cultural Hub

Southend-on-Sea is home to numerous cultural venues, including the Cliffs Pavilion and the Palace Theatre, hosting a variety of shows, concerts, and performances.

6. Beach Huts

The colorful beach huts that line the seafront add a delightful charm to the town's coastline, providing a unique spot for relaxation and enjoying the view.

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7. Seaside Festivals

Southend hosts various festivals and events throughout the year, including the Southend Airshow and the Southend Festival, attracting crowds and showcasing local talent.

8. Saltwater Lagoon

The Leigh Saltwater Lagoon, a brackish lagoon, is a haven for birdwatching and wildlife enthusiasts, providing a peaceful natural retreat.

9. Historic Pier Railway

The Southend Pier Railway is a narrow-gauge railway that carries visitors along the length of the pier, offering a charming way to experience the views.

10. Seafood Delights

Southend-on-Sea is known for its seafood offerings. The town's location on the coast provides access to fresh seafood, and local restaurants serve up delicious fish and chips and other seaside treats.