Industrial Packaging

Industrial packaging solutions such as custom crates, custom pallets, military packaging, aerospace packaging, and more can protect everything from heavy duty automotive parts requiring kitting and assembly to enormous naval propulsion systems and aerospace components.

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What Is Industrial Packaging?

These packaging materials and services are used to protect and deliver industrial items. Industrial packaging can be used in a number of manufacturing steps, from delivering raw materials and parts to shipping completed workpieces.

Unlike packing materials for residential or recreational purposes, industrial package components need to match international standards and protect items large, heavy or fragile industrial items from harsh transportation conditions.

Packaging for industrial purposes also needs to be engineered to maximize the space and cost, as the same packaging design may be used to ship bulk quantities of items a long distance.

How Are Industrial Packaging and Consumer Packaging Different?

Consumers are unlikely to ever see an industrial package. These packaging products are used to send items to distributors, retail stores or manufacturing facilities. Industrial packaging is designed to hold disassembled components, while others are used to hold together bulk consumer packages.

Consumer packaging is the packaging that is seen by the consumer. This packaging isn’t just designed to protect, but also to promote. Instead of barcodes, part numbers and other important information found on an industrial package, a consumer package will include marketing images, company logos and eye-catching product information.

Custom Packaging Services

The advantage of working with a Michigan packaging company such as Export Corporation is that you can customize primary, secondary and tertiary packaging for each product. Where our expertise truly shines is in our customized packaging capabilities:

  • Package design and engineering: Using virtual design tools, our team can create the ideal packaging solution for your products from scratch. This includes designing and testing mock-ups.
  • Kitting and Assembly: With motors and other intricate systems, proper packaging often includes assembly. Our technicians can package components as required during the assembly process to ensure everything stays in place and safe from vibrations, impacts, moisture and other elements.
  • Construction of wood packaging: Customized crates and wood packaging are ready to absorb shocks effectively. We can create support systems to house and secure any type of mechanical part for automotive or aerospace applications.

By outsourcing packaging, your company gets the assistance of experts who take care of every step. Once the right design has been created, our team packages parts of every size in preparation for storage, national shipping or overseas distribution. Some of the industrial packaging and crating services we offer include:


Bagging and Bar Code Printing

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Whether your products require heat-sealed bags or barrier bags, industrial packaging services are the answer. Bagging is often used as part of a multilevel package solution with customized cushioning material, desiccants and exterior packaging. Product code printing makes tracking accuracy much easier for your business and your customers. Some printing options include bar codes and RFID labels.


Forget about one-size-fits-all boxes that waste time and personnel. Custom packaging makes boxing better due to unique solutions that increase productivity and minimize shipping costs. Choose corrugated boxes with the ideal size and strength for each product. Select the right combination of flexible or rigid boxing for the best protection.

Reusable Packaging

Automotive manufacturers may choose reusable pallets and part-specific crates to streamline the assembly process. Reusable industrial packaging delivers exceptional strength and protection for parts, often including wood components designed to reduce vibration in transit. Whether you need packaging for your own warehouse/assembly line facilities or for shipping from one place to another, industrial packaging is an amazing option.

Mil-Spec Packaging

Any products destined for the U.S. military or the government need to meet demanding mil-spec packaging requirements. This involves more than simply boxing and shipping. Products for military purposes must follow standardized protocols carefully to ensure that the package reaches its final destination without needed to be opened or inspected. Our team has extensive experience with mil-spec logistics and packaging, and we’ve worked with countless military suppliers for over 70 years.

Packaging For Manufacturers

There are several reasons why manufacturers and other B2B companies choose our expert packaging services rather than taking care of boxing and shipping in house. One purpose is streamlining distribution channels. In other words, we take care of sending each product to its final (or next) destination.

Another reason has to do with industry and government guidelines. Regardless of the demands of your clients, international shipping has rigorous standards for packaging and logistics.

Industrial Packaging Services

When it comes to product protection, we have the engineering knowledge needed to keep large and small items completely safe in transit, especially where assemblies are concerned. Our custom packaging also protects parts during long-term storage. Contact us today for more details.

Manufacturers invest considerable time, energy and personnel resources into creating products. It only makes sense to ensure that these valuable items remain safe during warehousing or transit.