As Michigan’s premiere crating company, we offer custom crates and packaging solutions for any type of product or equipment. Our crating services and industrial packaging options range from standard commercial options to a customized approach based on your specifications.

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What Are Custom Crates?

Custom crates are packaging that are made to your exact specifications. This can include a wide range of components, some of which are essential to remain compliant during international shipping. We can include fortifying materials, such as galvanized steel hinges, to ensure your packaging is highly durable. We can also design crates to be collapsible for easy storage.

What Are the Benefits of Custom Crates?

A custom crate is an industrial packaging solution tailored to your specific product. Typically made out of wood materials, these crates offer the following benefits:

  • Bulky item capabilities: No product is too large for shipment, as your packaging team can create a crate to match the dimensions of your products.
  • Reusable packaging: Wood crates are more of an investment than corrugated materials, but they are also far more durable. All that plywood, dimensional lumber or other wood products can be repurposed in your facility or recycled for home improvement projects.
  • Improved security: Enjoy peace of mind with crating that matches your products. A custom crate allows you to create the design features for bulky, irregular or fragile items before shipping.

You can enjoy these benefits from custom crates and other custom packaging options. A reputable contract packaging company can not only offer you custom crate design and construction, but also repackaging, sequencing and other industrial packaging solutions.

Are All of Your Crates/Boxes Custom Made?

Yes, each crate is made to order since every part size, weight, and method of transportation varies. Some off-the-shelf crates might work for some applications but creating a custom crate is key to making sure your parts arrive the way they were packed. The crate needs to be fit custom to the part to keep you from shipping dead space which results in direct cost savings.

Do You Make Reusable Shipping Crates?

Yes, we do. We offer customizable reusable shipping crates based on how the crates are going to be handled and transported. We also consider the desired number of trips that the creates will take. A well-built returnable/reusable crate from Export Corporation will last for years. We work as partners with our customers to ensure the exact crate size, type, and engineering to make sure their parts or product arrives safely.

Benefits of Reusable Shipping Crates

Reusable shipping crates offer numerous benefits over disposable options including:

  • Cost-effectiveness: Reusable shipping crates can be used multiple times, reducing your packaging and shipping costs over time.
  • Durability: At Export Corporation, we offer reusable shipping crates made of sturdy materials that can withstand multiple shipments and reduce the likelihood of damaged goods
  • Eco-friendliness: Reusable shipping crates reduce waste
  • Customizability: Reusable crates can be designed to fit specific types of products, reducing the likelihood of product damage

Are There Weight and Size Limitations for Custom Crates?

We specialize in tailoring custom solutions for your project’s needs. Custom crates can be designed to handle extremely large items and can also be engineered to handle extreme load capacities. If crates will be stacked and stored we can help you with a unique solution to ensure your items are safely shipped and/or stored.

In the case of space limitations, we can also help you reduce the size of custom crating to ensure it falls within any limitations regarding weight and dimensions. Even if limitations don’t apply to your shipment, we can still help you reduce the size to lower the cost for shipping your goods. This is especially important when shipping by air, which can become costly if your package is over a certain size.

Serving Your Military Crating Needs

When you need custom crating which include military specifications and standards for your wood pallets and crates, our crating and shipping service can meet your need. We provide compliance with a wide range of military specs including ASTM, MIL-STD-1186, MIL-STD-129P, MIL-STD-2073-1D, etc. If you have a military contract you need to fulfill, we have the military packaging expertise you need to ensure that your packaging meets the criteria required.

Offering a Range of Dunnage Options

Whether storing or shipping your items, you want them well-protected in their packaging. We can offer one or more dunnage solutions to best meet your products’ needs, including shrink wrap, moisture barriers, and foam. We can even customize your foam package inserts to conform to your products.

Providing Kit and Assembly Services

Kitting and assembly requires a great deal of time. We can save that time for your workforce by providing our streamlined team for the job. We can receive and inspect the parts you order from multiple suppliers and combine them into kits or fully assemble them, then warehouse them for you or distribute them in the manner your company needs. We can even acquire the materials required for the job.

Custom Wood Boxes, Skids and Pallets

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If you need skids to maneuver and transport heavy machinery or engines, custom pallets and shrink-wrapping for product boxes, and more, we can provide them. Our crates can be compartmentalized to house a variety of packages for a kit within a single crate or to hold several packages of the same item. From small to really large boxes, we can do it all.

Crates and Containers for Shipping or Long-Term Storage

Our crates and containers are designed to meet your specific, unique needs, whether your containers need to stand up to the abuses of transport or withstand years of storage. If your product requires preservation, we can handle that too. We strive to give you the confidence that your valuable assets are well-protected under even the harshest conditions you need the packaging to endure.

Warehouse and Distribution

Once your products have been crated, you need reliable storage, shipment and distribution services. Managing your products and distribution can be a massive undertaking, requiring a great deal of space and equipment you may not have. We can store and distribute your inventory, whether it is by the individual unit or in bulk. We have over half a million square feet combined between our locations, with the equipment and expertise to efficiently manage inventory. We can even manage returns and restocking.

Industrial Crating Company

We work with military, aerospace, automotive and commercial clients. Because we have been in business and honing our expertise for over 70 years, we know the particular needs of a client can vary from one industry to the next, and we are equipped with both the expertise and tools to meet the demand.

When you place your trust in our crating company for designing and deploying packaging for your product, we treat it with the same level of care like it were our own. Fulfilling your needs while meeting deadlines is our top priority, and we look forward to becoming your trusted solution for all your product-handling needs.

Crating and Shipping Service

When you place your trust in our Michigan crating company for designing and deploying packaging for your product, we treat it with the same level of care like it were our own. Fulfilling your needs while meeting deadlines is our top priority, and we look forward to becoming your trusted crating and shipping service for all your product-handling needs.