Custom export crates | Shipping made easy

Acorn Packaging is a family-run export crate company based in Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex which has over 40 years of experience in providing the highest standard of wooden export crates and export packing services. We are experts in manufacturing custom export crates for an array of industries, each crate tailored to the specific item being shipped. Due to our unique approach, Acorn Packaging fits the needs and requirements of a diverse range of companies and individuals.

    Why Choose Us?

    40+ Years of Experience 
    For over 40 years, we at Acorn 
    Packaging have supplied, 
    manufactured, and exported 
    bespoke wooden packaging in 
    Essex for a range of clients. 
    Range of Packing Crates 
    We have a range of wooden 
    packaging in Essex that suit the 
    needs of companies, businesses, 
    and individuals in several 
    Affordable Prices 
    Our wooden packaging in Essex 
    are affordably priced. What’s 
    more, we have no minimum 
    order, so whatever you need, we 
    can help! 
    Export Crates | Acorn Packaging

    Who are Acorn Packaging?​

    Established in 1982, we are an independent business in Essex with over 40 years of experience in the exporting industry. Here at Acorn Packaging, we are renowned for being a leading manufacturer and distributor of custom export crates. We have a longstanding reputation both locally and nationwide for exceeding expectations. Our outstanding tailor-made service also extends to export packing, export pallets and export shipping.
    We are proud that the entirety of our service is delivered in-house. As our export crates are designed, cut, and assembled solely by us, we can guarantee superior quality throughout the entire process. You can be safe in the knowledge that your item will be packed as securely as possible, as your export crate will be custom designed.
    Plus, we also manage our transport and offer a FREE local delivery service with no minimum order requirement. Please call our highly experienced team for more details on how to take advantage of this great benefit.

    Please call our highly experienced team for more details on this.


    The different types of export crates available:


    We take great pride in being a company that you can fully trust, from start to finish. All our export crates are renowned for being strong, secure and of the highest quality.Plus, our export crates are either made from Plywood or heat-treated timber, ensuring they are

    ISPM 15 compliant and conforming to the latest IPPC Regulations.

    Plus, all our export crates can be customised to include your corporate branding, logo or key information about your business.

    Timber and plywood export crates
    We are one of the leading manufacturers and distributors in the UK of high-quality timber and plywood export crates. Therefore, we stock large amounts of heat-treated

    ISPM 15 compliant timber and plywood in many different sizes and levels of thickness.

    Plus, all timber and plywood used for our export crates are sourced from legally well-managed forests, minimising our impact on the environment.

    We can also create timber and plywood shelving and internal fittings for your export crate. Or, if you require timber or plywood for any other custom crate, please don’t hesitate to

    contact us. Our knowledgeable team will be more than happy to help.

    Plywood partitioned export crates

    We are a leading manufacturer and distributor of partitioned plywood export crates. All our recyclable partitioned crates are heavy-duty and resistant to moisture.

    Plywood batten round export crates

    These crates are usually constructed from the below measurements:

    • 8 mm exterior grade plywood

    • 16 X 75 mm battens

    • 50 X 75 mm framed base

    • Internal fittings can be added based on individual requirements

    The above will be altered depending on the weight of the item.

    Collapsible metal-edged export crates
    This collapsible export crate is a riveted metal-edged container that is ideal for strong storage purposes. It is typically used for singular shipments but can be re-used if needed. However, if you are searching for an export crate specifically designed for multiple uses, we would suggest our reusable metal-edged export crate.

    Reusable metal-edged export crates

    This strong metal-edged export crate is often used for repeat transportation. It can also be expanded if needed and is an ideal choice for storage.  We recommend this option for a good value multiple-use export crate.

    Clip together export crates

    This strong export crate is reusable and easy to assemble and dismantle. They can be created in many different sizes in order to suit various shipping requirements. Contact us today are our knowledgeable team will be happy to discuss this in more detail.

    Frequently asked questions:

    How much are export crates?
    The cost of export crates varies depending on the height and weight of the item needing to be shipped. However, you will be pleased to note that we have no minimum order and offer a FREE local delivery service. Please contact our expert team today who can provide you with a bespoke quote.

    Can you use pallets in export crates?
    We manufacture pallets in non-standard sizes as two-way entry or four-way entry with either open-slatted decks or solid decks. We can also create custom pallets for difficult-to-ship items. Plus, we can also provide the sought-after Presswood pallets, which are environmentally friendly, moisture resistant and competitively priced.

    If you’re unsure whether you require pallets, please call our knowledgeable team today!


    Export Crates | Acorn Packaging
    Export Crates | Acorn Packaging

    Why choose us for your wooden packing cases?


    We guarantee that our professional team can assist you with any queries regarding wooden packing cases. Our knowledgeable team is available Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, so please call us today to find out how we can help you with your wooden packing cases.

    Get in touch with us…

    If you require packing crates in
    Essex for products, personal valuables, export and more – contact us today to discuss your bespoke requirements!


    Once we have confirmed your
    specification, your packing crates in Essex will be manufactured to your bespoke requirements.


    Once we have manufactured
    your packing crates in Essex, they’ll be packed, weighed, and marked up ready for shipping or returned to you.