The UK's leading crate rental company PHS Teacrate obtains manufacturing tool for popular retail tote, enabling better supply and customer-led design improvements to popular attached lidded container.
Online PR News – 15-October-2009 – – PHS Teacrate continues to invest in its business by recently acquiring the tool for one of the retail & logistics industry’s most popular crates (the LC2). Ownership of the LC2 tooling gives the UK’s largest crate rental company the ability to offer customers a better supply of the popular mid-sized attached lidded container.
Commonly used in retail as a distribution tote, the 54-litre multipurpose LC2 is equally useful throughout all industries and comes with the reassurance that this UK-manufactured crate is made from fully recyclable materials. Its compatibility with the Allibert 1005B/10054 allows it to be inter-stackable with existing crate stock and provides customers with a choice of supplier.
The new tool ownership has also allowed PHS Teacrate to introduce several improvements to the LC2 in response to customer research. A requirement for better security and traceability has resulted in the crate lids being re-designed to accommodate tamper evident seals and have a larger stippled area for the placement of barcode and movement labels. To improve handling, modifications have been made to the base of the ALC to help reduce jamming on conveyor belts.
Commenting on their new investment, Simon Johns, Sales Director at PHS Teacrate, says, “We are constantly looking for ways to improve our products and services. This new tool will directly benefit our clients by giving us the ability to control manufacture and thereby ensure sufficient stock levels at all times in all of our depots across the UK. With a popular crate like the LC2, immediate availability is a major advantage and means a quicker response time for customer orders.
“We’ve also made customer-led improvements to the crate design so that the LC2 completely fulfils client requirements and is easier to handle and integrate with other stock. We don’t want our customers to have to go back and forth between several different suppliers when they can get all the crates and packaging they need in one place – PHS Teacrate. ”
The LC2 is one of many different sized crates offered by PHS Teacrate. It is available in various colours and, as with the rest of the range, can be branded with lettering or full logo. PHS Teacrate’s extensive distribution network means that all products are available with Next Day delivery as standard and no minimum order quantity. See the full range of products, including crates and pallets, handling equipment and packaging at www.teacrate.co.uk