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phs Teacrate stands as Sunderland's premier service provider for crates, handling equipment, and packaging products. With an annual movement of over 9 million crates, we provide essential support to industries ranging from removals and storage to food processing and distribution, as well as retail and fit-out enterprises. This solidifies our position as the leading crate rental service across the entire UK.

Our Devoted Sunderland Services

Based within Sunderland, our seasoned sales, account management, and customer support teams join forces to deliver a service that sets the industry standard, ensuring unparalleled customer satisfaction. Boasting a track record of 99%+ customer approval ratings, our expert team offers tailored guidance and counsel attuned to the unique demands of our Sunderland clients.

Recognizing the distinct needs within Sunderland, we actively assist clients in selecting the ideal crate size and type, all backed by our commitment to timely deliveries. Our standard delivery option guarantees next working day arrivals at any corner of Sunderland. Supported by a robust operational infrastructure boasting over 100 staff members and a fleet of 29 vehicles, we ensure efficient and dependable delivery services spanning the city. Furthermore, our strategically situated Sunderland depots facilitate effortless customer collections, enhancing the journey from initiation to completion.

Innovation at phs Teacrate, Sunderland

In Sunderland, at phs Teacrate, innovation is at the forefront of our pursuit for exceptional service. We have pioneered a cutting-edge barcoding technology to elevate our service quality. This innovation enables effortless tracking of your items from their initial delivery right up to the final collection. Supported by an array of comprehensive management reports, the process of monitoring your crates has been streamlined to perfection.

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 Sunderland and beyond.

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Fun Facts about Sunderland

1. Shipbuilding Legacy

Sunderland has a rich shipbuilding history and was once one of the largest shipbuilding towns in the world. The city's shipyards played a vital role in constructing famous vessels like the RMS Titanic's sister ship, RMS Olympic.

2. Glass Center

Sunderland is home to the National Glass Centre, a unique institution dedicated to the art, history, and science of glass. Visitors can watch glassblowing demonstrations, explore exhibitions, and even try their hand at creating glass art.

3. Mackem Accent

The distinctive local accent in Sunderland is known as the "Mackem" accent. It has its own unique phonetic features and is proudly embraced by the locals, adding to the city's cultural identity.

4. Stadium of Light

The Stadium of Light is Sunderland's iconic football stadium and home to Sunderland Association Football Club. With a seating capacity of over 49,000, it provides an electric atmosphere for football matches and events.

5. St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's Church, located on the banks of the River Wear, is known for having the tallest church spire in the whole of England. The church's impressive architecture is a testament to Sunderland's historical significance.

6. Air Show Spectacle

Sunderland International Airshow is one of the largest free airshows in Europe. The event attracts thousands of visitors who gather along the coastline to watch breathtaking displays by various aircraft, including military jets and historic planes.

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7. Winter Gardens:

Sunderland's Winter Gardens is a tropical paradise right in the heart of the city. This stunning glasshouse houses a variety of exotic plants, making it a popular spot for relaxation and exploration.

8. Lambton Worm Legend

Sunderland is associated with the famous "Lambton Worm" legend. According to folklore, a young man named John Lambton defeated a monstrous worm that was terrorizing the area, which has become a beloved local story.

9. Roker Pier and Lighthouse

Roker Pier is home to a striking lighthouse that stands as a symbol of the city. The pier and lighthouse offer picturesque views of the coastline and are perfect for a leisurely stroll.

10. Hylton Castle

Hylton Castle is a historic gem in Sunderland, known for its distinctive gatehouse and medieval architecture. The castle dates back to the 14th century and is a popular attraction for history enthusiasts and visitors seeking a glimpse into the past.