If you’re using wood crates to package your industrial products, you may want to consider other options. There could be an alternative that is more cost-efficient and provides more protection for your product.
The Hidden Risks in Your Wooden Crate Industrial Packaging — Deufol North America
The Hidden Risks in Your Wooden
Crate Industrial Packaging
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Are you using wood crating to
package your industrial product?
You could end up with damaged
products and inflated shipping and
Here’s why. ➜
Many packaging companies that offer
wood crating use a one-size-fits-all
mentality. They may construct only a
few different sizes of wooden crating.
If your product doesn’t fit that crate
size exactly, they’ll fill in the extra
space with interior packaging, like
loose fill, paper, or foam.
Even with that interior packaging, your product
could still be exposed to damage. All it takes is a
tiny bit of unoccupied space and slight
movement for your product to shift and ultimately
collide with the side of the crate.
If wood crating is the best option for you,
it should be a crate that is custom built
specifically for your product. That’s the
best way to ensure that there is little risk
of movement or collision during
Wooden crating can often add
unnecessary cost to your packaging
process. Wood is heavier than many
other packaging materials. Your
crates could increase the weight of
your containers, adding freight cost
to each shipment.
Building wooden crates can also be
time consuming. They often have to be
constructed by hand, substantially
inflating per-unit packaging costs. It’s
possible that you could use other
materials and implement an automated
or even semi-automated packaging
solution. That could drive down your
packaging costs and help you boost
your per-unit margin.
Packaging companies that specialize
only in wood crating may not have the
capability to review your entire process
and recommend another solution.
Look for a partner that considers
material not just from a product
stability perspective, but also from an
efficiency and cost standpoint.
Wood crating might the best solution
for your industrial product. But the only
way to know is to work with a
packaging partner that custom builds
packaging and uses a wide range of
materials. That partner can evaluate
your product, talk to your engineers,
and design a process that maximizes
stability and efficiency.