Crate Manufacturing

Bespoke Plastic Crate Manufacture

Our bespoke crate manufacturing is ideal for many areas such as commercial relocation & removals, crate hire, retail & distribution, logistic, storage & self storage, facilities management and many more. There are many benefits to having crates in a specific colour with branding.

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Easily Identifiable

For commercial relocation companies – the ability to quickly spot which crates are theirs in large moves is vital. If your crates are easily seen by you, they will be easily seen by new and existing customers too.


Obvious Ownership

As a Logistics and distribution company, your crates may be among many others, having your branding on the side means that lost crates will be able to be returned to you easily. For self-storage obvious ownership is important so people do not take them from your storage facility.



What better way to advertise your company or brand than by having your logo or website on the side of your crate? Helping new customers to easily get in touch.



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Clever by Design

Our crates clever design means the base of the crates fits securely onto the lid to stop it moving during transit and they can be nested when not in use to save on storage space.

The containers heavy duty plastic construction is built to protect and when increased security is necessary, use our security seals.

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Need Crates Now?

If you only need a few crates for personal use or storage you can buy our pre-made crates online today from our shop.

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The Manufacture Process

The process of manufacturing your new crates are detailed below. The steps are:

  1. Design – this includes deciding which colour you want your crates and lids (if applicable) and which optional features you desire, such as drainage holes
  2. Injection moulding – Read more below on the process
  3. Personalisation – Add your logo/website details on the crate



Crate Manufacture – Injection Moulding

Our crates are made with a process called injection moulding. The injection moulding process in it’s simplest form is based around having a mould/die for the item you want to produce and the molten plastic is then injected into the mould at high pressure, to ensure the mould is properly filled.

Due to the extremely high force that is exerted on the moulds during the injection moulding, the moulds are usually made from metal; either steel or aluminium and are machined very precisely to form the features of the part you are manufacturing.

Simple items can be moulded with a two part mould, where both parts are forced together during the injection phase to create a sealed unit for injecting the plastic. The moulds are forced together at a pressure of many tonnes in order to keep the mould sections from separating while the plastic is forced into the mould at extremely high pressures.

Even though crates seem simple, our items are slightly more complex and need moulds with more than two sections in order to be able to release the moulded item after moulding.

Recycled Plastic Crates

You have a choice of colours when using virgin material, but if you need an even greener, more eco-friendly option, we also produce recycled crates using 100% reground plastic.

Recycled crates are only available in black due to the variety of colours that may be recycled to make the crates.

Our plastic ALC container crates can be made from 100% recycled plastic for the super-eco-friendly among us. They are available in black.

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With an average life-span of 10 years and 100% recyclability, our plastic crates are pretty green. Even when they’re blue.

Advanced Crates Manufacturing

Our plastic crates are versatile and used in many areas, whether you call them plastic boxes, storage boxes, plastic containers, moving crates, container crates, ALCs (Attached Lid Containers) or anything else; we can help advance your business and ideas.

If you would like more information on our plastic crate manufacturing, need a quote, or advice on our services then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

To see our full range of crates, click the button below.

Our Crates – Details and Specs

Personal Crate L1C - Small Blue

L1C "Personal" Plastic Lidded moving crate

The L1C is the smallest crate Advanced Crates produce and are often referred to as ‘locker crates’ or ‘personal crates’, ideal for moving patient, staff or your personal belongings safely and securely. The L1C hire crate is a heavy duty plastic crate featuring integrated lifting handles and interlocking lid. Designed to store or move items that are A4 or smaller in size. eg. paper, brochures, magazines. For added security use our crate security seals.

Available to buy today from our online store in Red, Green, Blue and Black. Or buy crates made to order in the colour you want.

  • Stackable
  • Nestable
  • Secure
  • Weatherproof
  • Heavy-Duty

Lidded Stair Crate L2C - Medium Blue

L2C "Stair Crate" Plastic Lidded moving crate/retail tote

The L2C is slightly smaller than the “standard crate” the L3C. Our medium L2C crate or “stair crate” is a compact lidded moving container perfect for easier handling on stairs. This is one of the most popular moving crates for home moves especially with many stairs. The L2C is also widely used in retail and distribution. The plastic retail tote is a heavy duty plastic crate featuring integrated lifting handles and interlocking lid. Designed to store or move items safely and securely while also being narrow enough to use easily on stairs. Don’t forget to use our crate security seals when added security is necessary.

  • Stackable
  • Nestable
  • Secure
  • Weatherproof
  • Heavy-Duty

Standard Crate - L3C - Plastic ALC Attached Lidded Crate Blue

L3C "Standard" Plastic Lidded moving crate

Our standard lidded crate also known as ‘Personal crate’ is our most popular crate and is the standard or de facto crate within the commercial relocations and removal industry for easily moving home or office. Designed to work with the un-lidded A3 crate due to its matching dimensions. The L3C hire crate is made from heavy duty plastic featuring integrated lifting handles and interlocking lid. The lids fold neatly by the sides of the crates meaning less wasted space when storing unused crates. Designed to store or move your items safely and securely due to it’s strong, robust and also weatherproof construction. For added security use our crate security seals. Simply a great crate.

  • Stackable
  • Nestable
  • Secure
  • Weatherproof
  • Heavy-Duty

Metre Long Crate - Plastic Lidded ALC moving crate blue

L6C Metre Long Plastic Lidded moving crate

The L6C metre long plastic (ALC) lidded packing crate we produce is designed specifically for relocating libraries or large lateral filing systems. The metre long design is the same width as the standard library shelf for simple, easy and straightforward moves. It can of course be used to move any larger items that may not fit in the smaller crates. The L6C hire crate is a heavy duty plastic crate featuring integrated lifting handles and interlocking lid. This is a great choice for bulk storage and easy moving of valuable books or files. For added security with sensitive files or valuables use our crate security seals.

  • Stackable
  • Nestable
  • Secure
  • Weatherproof
  • Heavy-Duty

IT Computer crate - IT3 Flat screen computer crate

IT3 Flat screen, plastic lidded computer crate

The IT3 Computer crate is perfect for the packing and moving of a whole computer from one location to another. Designed to accommodate a flat screen monitor, computer, mouse, keyboard and cables for transport in a safe and secure way. It features the same heavy duty plastic design, integrated lifting handles and interlocking lid as the IT6. For added protection of electrostatic-sensitive equipment such as computers and their components we recommend our antistatic bubble-wrap. For added security use our crate security seals.

  • Stackable
  • Nestable
  • Secure
  • Weatherproof
  • Heavy-Duty

IT Computer crate - IT6 computer and server crate

IT6 Computer/Server plastic lidded computer crate

The IT Computer/Server packing crate is designed to make the packing and moving of servers from one location to another simple. The IT6 hire crate’s large capacity is perfect for moving servers, monitors, keyboards and cables in a safe and secure way. It features the same heavy duty plastic design, integrated lifting handles and interlocking lid but with the added depth needed for server moves. For added protection of electrostatic-sensitive equipment such as computers and their components we recommend our antistatic bubble-wrap. For added security use our crate security seals.

  • Stackable
  • Nestable
  • Secure
  • Weatherproof
  • Heavy-Duty

Crate Accessories & Manual Handling Equipment

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Secure Roll Cage SRC, Rolling Container

While the roll cage is commonly used in retail and distribution it is hugely popular in the relocation and removals industry with it’s robust metal construction and easy manoeuvrability even when fully loaded. It also features a lid that is lockable (with security seals or padlocks etc) so that contents can be stored securely – a must when moving important and sensitive items. Popular in IT and office moves for servers.

  • Secure
  • Nestable
  • Manoeuverable
  • Metal Frame
  • Heavy-Duty

sack barrow, hand truck

Sack Barrow, Hand Truck

Our heavy duty, metal, sack barrow, or sack truck is a simple yet strong and robust product, ideal for making your life easier when moving multiple crates or boxes at once.
The high back, allows for large loads, or multiple crates to be carried at once. The large heavy duty wheels help manoeuvrability over most terrains. The large sturdy toe is thin enough to easily slide under crates, which makes shifting everything much simpler due to its solid construction and stability.
The strong metal frame makes this an extremely strong, durable and reliable truck, suitable for long periods of use.
This sack barrow features ergonomic, rubber handles for secure grip, which makes moving heavy loads easier and more comfortable.

  • Strong
  • Manoeuverable
  • Metal Frame
  • Heavy-Duty

non-slip skate, dolly

Dolly, Non-slip skate

The non slip skate or dolly is a staple of the commercial removals and relocation industry as well as the logistics and distribution sector. It’s light weight and compact size make it an extremely handy and versatile piece of manual handling equipment, perfect for moving crates, desks or other furniture around the office.
The dolly or skate can be used to move crates that are empty or full without fear of the crates slipping on the surface of the dolly.
The non-slip skate features a rubberised surface that acts a cushion and protection as well as to increase grip and reduce slip.
Heavy duty castors for easy, free flowing, movement over many surfaces make this a great tool for moving. Skates are often used for moving crates, they have been used in pairs or groups to move much larger items i.e., desks in office moves or wardrobes in house moves. They really are versatile piece of equipment.

  • Non-slip top
  • Strong
  • Manoeuverable
  • Rubber top
  • Heavy-Duty

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Folding Library Trolley

The Library trolly is perfect for library moves or office moves that contain large bookshelves, but is also great for files or records management. The robust 6 shelved, two sided library trolley is designed to be the same width as a standard library shelf so that books can be moved in their original order and by 6 shelves at once.
The folding design helps reduce storage space when not in use and the rubber covered wheels make this maneuverable and easy to use.

  • Non-slip top
  • Strong
  • Manoeuverable
  • Rubber top
  • Heavy-Duty

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Anti-Static Bubble Wrap Roll

Antistatic protective packaging is necessary for static-sensitive (ESD) items or devices such as computers, computer processors, servers and other IT equipment. This is the perfect way to store or transport delicate electrical components. With static sensitive components this is the perfect protection, due to the standard bubble wrap qualities, such as protecting them from knocks and bumps, as well as the additional anti-static qualities, preventing the build up of static.
If you deal with server or computer moves then you will be well aware of the importance of protecting fragile computer components such as RAM, HDD (Hard Disk Drive) and SSD’s (Solid State Drives) from any static electricity. This is where the anti-static bubble-wrap becomes an invaluable tool in moving or any such technology or equipment.

  • non-static generating
  • Protective bubble wrap
  • Protects IT equipment
  • Ideal for HDDs, SSDs, RAM etc
  • Perfect for servers, computers and office or IT moves

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Anti-Static Bubble Wrap Bag

The bubble wrap bag has the same anti-static properties as the roll, but is available in conveinient bags for easy and quick wrapping of
electrostatic-sensitive devices (ESD) such as computer processors, RAM, HDD, SSDs, servers and other IT equipment. Ideal for storing or transporting delicate electrical components. Anti-static bubble-wrap becomes an invaluable tool in moving technology or equipment.

  • non-static generating
  • Protective bubble wrap
  • Protects IT equipment
  • Ideal for HDD, SSD, RAM etc
  • Perfect for servers, computers and IT or office moves

computer screen protector monitor protector

Computer Screen/Monitor Protector

Screen Protectors are designed for safe moving, packing and transport of computer monitors/screens. Designed for the protection of flatscreen monitors up to 24″, Pluscrates quilted SPR’s feature velcro straps for quick and easy secure covering and sewn in hardboard inserts for added screen side protection. Dimensions: H 40cm x L 40cm x D 16cm Designed to fit flat screen monitor up to 24″

  • Padded
  • Up to 24″ screen
  • Velcro straps
  • Hardboard inserts for added protection

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Security Seals/Cable Ties

Our plastic security seals / cable ties for crates are the perfect way to keep your belongings safe during office or home moves. The security seals can be used to lock the lid shut so it is not easily opened during transit or in storage and it is visible if it has been opened or tampered with. Seals need to be cut in order to gain access to the contents of the crate and if security (and chain of custody) is vitally important then we can supply numbered seals on request. Used widely in retail to prevent stock loss and shrinkage.

  • Added Security
  • CoC Chain of Custody
  • Secures lids while moving
  • Prevent Stock Loss and Shrinkage
  • Available Numbered

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Easy-Peel Labels for Crates

Self-adhesive, low tack, labels ideal for labelling furniture and crates during home moves or office relocations. We all know the importance of keeping track of what items are in which crate or which crate is for bedroom, or the kitchen. You need to carefully label crates in order to keep track of larger moves and these are ideal.

  • Easy Peel
  • Self Adhesive
  • For Crates & Furniture
  • Ideal for Moves
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Delivery and Collection

Advanced Crates supply some of the biggest and best commericial reloction and crate hire companies in the UK. We have a selcetion of crates made and ready to be delivered to you. Our fleet of vehicles and close collaboration with couriers means that we are capable of delivering a few or many hundreds of crates to you at a very competitive price. We offer quick delivery on items that are in stock in our store – Bespoke manufacture delivery timeframes will be discussed with you when ordering.

Our plastic container boxes are ideal for commercial relocation companies, crate hire companies and retail & distribution. And if you need to top-up your pool or crates or retail totes – we can usually have crates that are in stock with you next day when ordered by midday. With help from our partners we have service centres across the UK so we are never far form where you need us.

London has grown to be a massive city – the biggest city in the UK. As such, a high percentage of products Advanced Crates deliver are in and around London and there a special considerations to make. Our fleet of vehicles are LEZ (low emission zone) compliant and thus they are able to deliver your products within the LEZ (Low emission zone). We deliver to Central London, West London, East London and South London which includes the London boroughs; Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, City of London, City of Westminster, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond-upon-Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth.

AdvancedCrates deliver to all cities in England which includes : Bath, Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton and Hove, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Carlisle, Chester, Chichester, Coventry, Derby, Durham, Ely, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Kingston upon Hull, Lancaster, Leeds, Leicester, Lichfield, Lincoln, Liverpool, City of London, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Preston, Ripon, Salford, Salisbury, Sheffield, Southampton, St Albans, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland, Truro, Wakefield, Wells, Westminster, Winchester, Wolverhampton, Worcester, York.

Cities in Scotland: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Stirling

Cities in Wales: Bangor, Cardiff, Newport, St Davids, Swansea

Counties in England:

Bedfordshire, Berkshire,Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall*, Cumbria, (Cumberland)Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset,Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, Westmoreland, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire

Counties in Scotland:

Aberdeenshire, Angus/Forfarshire, Argyllshire, Ayrshire, Banffshire, Berwickshire, Buteshire, Cromartyshire, Caithness, Clackmannanshire, Dumfriesshire, Dunbartonshire/Dumbartonshire, East Lothian/Haddingtonshire, Fife, Inverness-shire, Kincardineshire, Kinross-shire, Kirkcudbrightshire, Lanarkshire, Midlothian/Edinburghshire, Morayshire, Nairnshire, Orkney, Peeblesshire, Perthshire, Renfrewshire, Ross-shire, Selkirkshire, Shetland, Stirlingshire, Sutherland, West Lothian/Linlithgowshire, Wigtownshire

Counties in Wales:

Anglesey/Sir Fon, Brecknockshire/Sir Frycheiniog, Caernarfonshire/Sir Gaernarfon, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, Flintshire/Sir, Fflint, Glamorgan/Morgannwg, Merioneth/Meirionnydd, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, Montgomeryshire/Sir Drefaldwyn, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Radnorshire/Sir Faesyfed

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