A plastic crates is a large container made of plastic, typically used to transport or store large, heavy, or awkward items, it can be finished goods, raw material, or semi-finished goods. Specialized crates were designed for specific products, and were often made to be reusable, such as the “Vegetable Crates”, which are nestable as well as stackable which helps to save space when not using and mainly used for transportation and storage of vegetables and fruits in Farms, vegetable and fruits wholesale markets, hotels and restaurants; “Bakery Crates”, which are used mainly for the supply of bakery and other products in retail outlets such supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and cafeterias; “Fish Crates or Multi-Purpose Crates”, are used mainly transportation of fish from one place to another, mainly used in fish harbours, this crate is also used in caterings or large kitchens for carrying food packages for supplying in various places.
Types – Closed, Fully Ventilated, Side Ventilated Bottom Closed, Closed with Handle Hole, Nestable.
Optionals – Dolly Trolley, Lid, Printing or Embossing
– Easily available in the market
– Quality of the crate can be decided
– Usually made from High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) or Polypropylene (PP) to ensure strength and reusability
– Storage and transportation
– Organizing products in an assembly or production line
Industries – All, but most commonly used in: eCommerce, Auto Ancillary, FMCG, Retail, Pharma, Logistics, Consumer Durables, Hotels, Retail Outlets (Supermarkets, Hypermarkets, Groceries)
Advantages – Lightweight, assembly line compatibility, reusable, recyclable, cost-effective
Disadvantages – Weight-limit, not suitable for rough handling
Types of Crates:
Plastic crates are used for the storage of various goods and for shipping or moving from one location to another. The goods are positioned in a crate, with or without cover, and set or stacked onto a pallet loaded onto a transportation vehicle such as a truck or train car and shipped to its destination. Plastic crates provide protection of shipped and stored goods from damage or breakage and simplify the handling of goods.
The international trend has switched towards the use of plastic crates and they are already in use for storage and shipping in a wide range of industries such as: agriculture, automotive, building and construction, clothing, electronics, food, fruit and vegetables, groceries in supermarket chains, bakeries, dairy, fisheries, freight forwarding, household goods, nurseries, pharmaceuticals, packaging, logistics, rubbers, and white goods.
Today, all companies, up and down the supply chain, are demanding lower costs from each of their suppliers as competition increases. Returnable and reusable transport packaging offer not only reduced costs but also increased efficiencies over most forms of one-way packaging.
Plastics crates are used in a wide range of applications. Some items, such as food packaging, become waste only a short time after purchase.
The greatest advantage of plastic crates is that they lend themselves to be reused many times over. The greater advantage of plastic crates is available in various sizes and types and customers can choose the right one for their application. Crateco service team is pleased to be at your disposal to check the special requirements of the customer’s individual application.