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With an annual movement of over 9 million crates, our impact resonates across industries including removals and storage, food processing and distribution, retail, and fit-out ventures, establishing our dominance as the leading crate rental service provider nationwide.

Our Unwavering Stoke-on-Trent Commitment

Nestled within Stoke-on-Trent's heart, our adept sales, account management, and customer support squads unite to offer a benchmark-defining service, ensuring unparalleled customer satisfaction. Our proven track record boasting 99%+ customer approval ratings reflects our team's seasoned expertise and tailored guidance, adeptly aligned with the unique demands of our Stoke-on-Trent patrons.

Knowing of the distinct requirements within Stoke-on-Trent, we proactively guide customers in selecting the ideal crate dimensions and types, all backed by our pledge of prompt deliveries. The standard delivery avenue assures next working day arrivals at every Stoke-on-Trent locale. Empowered by an agile operational framework, bolstered by over 100 staff members and a fleet of 29 vehicles, we ensure streamlined and reliable delivery services spanning the cityscape. Additionally, our strategically positioned Stoke-on-Trent depots foster effortless customer collections, thus delivering a seamless journey from commencement to conclusion.

Innovation at phs Teacrate, Chester

In Stoke-on-Trent, innovation takes center stage at phs Teacrate. Our dedication to delivering outstanding service is powered by a robust emphasis on innovation. Our team has been at the forefront of creating an advanced barcoding system that transforms the way products are tracked. This revolutionary solution ensures a smooth trajectory for your belongings from their arrival to their collection. With a range of comprehensive management reports readily available, monitoring the status of your crates has never been simpler.

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 Stoke-on-Trent and beyond.

Fun Facts about Stoke-on-Trent

1. City of Six Towns

Stoke-on-Trent is often referred to as the "City of Six Towns," as it is composed of six individual towns that came together to form a single city. These towns are Hanley, Burslem, Tunstall, Longton, Fenton, and Stoke-upon-Trent.

2. Ceramic Capital

Stoke-on-Trent is famous worldwide for its rich history in pottery and ceramics. The city has been a hub for pottery production for centuries, earning it the nickname "The Potteries." Renowned brands like Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, and Portmeirion originated here.

3. Literary Links

The renowned English author Arnold Bennett was born in Hanley, one of the six towns of Stoke-on-Trent. Many of his novels, including the popular "Anna of the Five Towns," are set in the city, offering a glimpse into the local culture of the time.

4. Oatcakes Galore:

A unique culinary delight in Stoke-on-Trent is the oatcake, which is quite distinct from the traditional Scottish oatcake. These thin, savory pancakes made from oats are often filled with ingredients like cheese, bacon, sausage, or egg – a favorite among locals.

5. World Capital of Ceramics:

Stoke-on-Trent houses the Wedgwood Institute, an iconic building that has played a significant role in the development of ceramics and design education. Its stunning architectural features are a testament to the city's historical connection to ceramics.

6. Football Fever

The city is home to two prominent football clubs: Stoke City and Port Vale. Stoke City's stadium, the bet365 Stadium, has hosted numerous thrilling matches over the years, contributing to the city's vibrant sports culture.

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7. Industrial Heritage

Stoke-on-Trent played a pivotal role during the Industrial Revolution, particularly in the production of ceramics and pottery. The city's industrial heritage is reflected in its unique urban landscape and architecture.

8. Tunnels and Canals

The Trent and Mersey Canal runs through Stoke-on-Trent, providing not only a historic waterway but also picturesque walking paths and recreational spaces. The city also boasts the Harecastle Tunnels, a series of canal tunnels that are popular among boaters and history enthusiasts.

9. The Spitfire Connection

Reginald Mitchell, the designer of the iconic World War II fighter aircraft Supermarine Spitfire, was born in Stoke-on-Trent. His innovative work in aviation design had a significant impact during the war.

10. Festival Frenzy

Stoke-on-Trent hosts various festivals throughout the year, celebrating everything from ceramics and art to music and food. The "British Ceramics Biennial" and "Hot Air Balloon Festival" are just a couple of examples that showcase the city's dynamic cultural scene.