Professional shipping crate company in Essex​

Shipping crates made easy

Acorn Packaging is an independent shipping crate company based in Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex which has over 40 years of experience in providing the highest standard of wooden shipping crates. We specialise in manufacturing custom wooden shipping crates for an array of industries, each crate tailored to the specific item being shipped. Due to our unique style of working, we fit the needs and requirements of a diverse range of companies in many different industries.

    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! 
    Acorn Packaging

    Who is Acorn Packaging?​

    Established in 1982, we are a family run business in Essex with over 40 years of experience in the wooden shipping crate industry. Here at Acorn Packaging, we are renowned for being a leading manufacturer and distributor in the UK for an exclusive range of wooden shipping crates. We have a longstanding reputation- both locally and nationwide – for exceeding expectations with our outstanding tailor-made service for wooden shipping crates, export pallets and export packing. We are proud that the entirety of our custom service is delivered in-house. As our wooden shipping crates are designed, cut, and assembled solely by us, we can guarantee a continuity of our renowned high standards. Ensuring that you can trust that your item will be packed as securely as possible, as your shipping crate will be manufactured to
    be item specific.
    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 benefit from this.


    Types of shipping crates available:

    At Acorn Packaging, we take great pride in being a company that you can always trust. All our custom shipping crates are renowned for being strong, safe and of the highest quality. Plus, our export shipping crates are made from heat-treated timber ensuring they are ISPM 15 compliant and conforming to the latest IPPC Regulations.
    Plus, all our shipping crates here at Acorn Packaging can be customised to include your corporate branding, logo or key information about your business.

    Timber and Plywood shipping crate​

    Acorn Packaging is one of the leading manufacturers and distributors in the UK of high-quality timber and plywood shipping crates. As such, we stock large amounts of timber and plywood in many different sizes and levels of thickness. Plus, all timber used is sourced from legally well-managed forests, therefore minimising the environmental impact.
    We can also create shelving and internal fittings for your shipping crate. Or, if you require timber or plywood for any other custom packaging, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our friendly team will be more than happy to assist.

    Plywood partitioned shipping crate

    We are a leading manufacturer and distributor of partitioned plywood shipping crates, with all our recyclable partitioned shipping crates being heavy-duty and resistant to moisture.

    Plywood batten round shipping crate

    These are very popular shipping crates and are usually constructed from the below:

    • 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

    Collapsible metal-edged shipping crate

    This collapsible shipping crate is a riveted metal-edged container that is great for storage purposes and makes a small, but very strong crate. It is typically used for singular shipments but can be re-used if needed. However, if you are looking for a shipping crate designed for multiple uses, our reusable metal-edged shipping crate would
    be more suitable.

    Reusable metal-edged shipping crate

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

    Clip together shipping crate

    This strong shipping crate is reusable and easy to assemble and dismantle. They can be created in many different sizes to suit various shipping requirements.

    Frequently asked questions:

    How much is a shipping crate?

    The cost of a shipping crate will vary depending on the height and weight of the item. However, you will be pleased to note that we have no minimum order and offer FREE local delivery. Please contact our expert team today who can provide you with a bespoke quote.

    Are pallets used in a shipping crate?​

    Here at Acorn Packaging, we manufacture pallets in non-standard sizes as two-way entry or four-way entry with open slatted decks or a solid deck. 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 in your shipping crate, please call us today!

    Are you looking to export a shipping crate?

    Here at Acorn Packaging, we can walk you through the necessary steps for exporting your shipping crate, some of which may determine the design and material needed for manufacturing and packing. Acorn Packaging can design and create custom wooden packaging that is ISPM 15 compliant. As we are registered in the UK Wood Packaging Material Marking Program, we can apply the official mark of the program to packaging manufactured on our premises.

    Please call our specialist team today to discuss exporting your shipping crate in more detail.

    Export Crates | Acorn Packaging

    We guarantee that our professional team can assist you with any queries regarding your next shipping crate. Our knowledgeable team is available Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM, so please call us today to find out more!