Crating services involve the construction of custom crates or wood packaging to ensure your heavy parts, kitted assembly, or unique equipment are transported and/or stored safely and that throughout the entire process they are protected and remain completely intact.
Depending on your project requirements a crating company can alter the size, framing, shape, load capacity and other elements of a crate or wood boxes specifically to accommodate the items being transported or stored. In addition to custom crating, many crating companies also offer export crating, industrial crating, custom pallets, wood boxes, skids, kit packs and more.
Crating Companies such as Export Corporation are particularly adept at creating crates and packaging for military applications. We’ll make sure your package is fully compliant with relevant codes and specs. This includes MIL-STD-2073-1D, Mil-Spec, MIL-STD-129P, MIL-STD-1186, ASTM, and more.
If you are looking for “crating services near me” or “custom crating near me” in Macomb County, Oakland County or Wayne County Michigan, our specialty craters provide crating services such as custom crates, custom wood crates, wood packaging, ISPM 15 crates, and export crating for the safe and efficient shipment of products. We also offer industrial packaging services to customers located not just in Michigan but throughout the U.S.
It is easy to underestimate the amount of effort and hassle involved with packaging large or fragile shipments and making sure they are delivered undamaged. Export Corporation’s specialty crating services can provide the following advantages:
Not all crates are reusable, but this feature can be requested during the design process. For instance, a manufacturer may arrange to have containers shipped back to them at the end of the cycle and used again on upcoming shipments. In this case, crates should be designed to withstand many loads. Not only does reusing bins save money, but it is also better for the environment. Export Corporation can produce reusable crates for clients according to customer specifications and requirements.
Some manufacturers devote 10% of their product expenses to crate costs. However, this percentage is high, and not all crate services charge the same amount. Sturdy products that do not need to be transported in enclosed crates are less expensive, typically about 2% of the total product cost. More fragile items must be packaged in enclosed crates to prevent damage, and shipping crate costs generally are 7% of the total product expense.
The shipping cost also depends on the complexity of the product and how much it weighs. If a manufacturer is shipping an item with elaborate interiors that weighs more than 5 pounds per unit, the crates may cost as much as 10% of the total freight cost. Export Corporation is committed to providing affordable crating services for both low and high-volume shipments.
In order to make sure your parts or equipment arrive at the end destination safely, quality engineering and materials will determine the overall price. You get what you pay for rings true in the packaging world. Cheap crates can come apart during shipping which may lead to a damaged product. We offer peace of mind with our 70+ years creating custom packaging solutions.
There are many types of wood that are used for making crates. Plywood and OSB sheets are common for the sides and top of a shipping crate. Many of which are then framed with 1×4 or 2×4 boards on the inside or outside for structural support.
The deck of a crate is typically constructed with 2x lumber boards or a sheet of plywood depending on how the contents is fastened down.
We only use Heat Treated lumber and we are certified to make ISPM-15 Heat Treat certified crates, pallets, skids and wood boxes. Any of our wood packaging can be used for international shipment.
At our crating company, we design and manufacture dunnage to protect fragile equipment and parts from extreme shipping conditions. Custom foam products, kit packs, plastic pieces and carpet can all avoid moisture and shock issues while your products are being transported. These services allow you to send a single piece locally or an order for millions of small components across the globe.
Understanding the unique industry requirements which pertain to crating and shipping is essential. When it comes to industrial crating, ensuring your parts and equipment are safely packaged and meet all the required standards, specifications and guidelines is our number one priority. Here are some common industries that our team supplies wood packaging and crating services for:
ISPM 15 crates must meet certain standards set forth by the International Plant Protection Convention. These standards are intended to stop insects and disease within wood crating from being shipped to other countries when packages are traveling internationally.
Wood materials must be debarked and heat treated or fumigated to kill any lingering contamination. Once treated, wood will be stamped with a seal that says it meets the ISPM 15 standard.
Reliable crating services require precision engineering and attention to detail. Work with one of the leading crating companies in Michigan with over 70 years of designing wood boxes, crates and pallets for a wide variety of industries.
With decades of experience and the military-spec certifications you need, our custom crating company is a clear choice for packaging and crating services in your industry. Whether you know all the necessary specifications for military, automotive, aerospace and commercial crating or are sending your first Department of Defense shipment, be sure you work with a Michigan based crating company that understands the necessary components for a safe shipment.