A common request of our clients is to build something unique. Sometimes such a shipping crate is needed for a single-use production item. In other situations, a unique crate is required to be re-used many times like custom exhibit crates discussed below. DFW Crating has the experience and expertise to create a solution specifically for the need at hand. We have the latest software available that utilizes photographs and measurements that allow us to build a custom, form-fitting solution.
Our design process includes a host of questions and options for every custom-crating need. Clients often choose a solution that maximizes protection without being concerned with aesthetics. In other situations, clients want to protect their product and have the ‘box opening’ be part of the wow factor when the customer receives it.
While wood is our chief component for protecting your products and components, we can incorporate other elements depending on the need. We might line the crates with carpet to add further protection from abrasions during shipment. Additionally, foam blocks are a common piece we use in our custom crating solutions. Foam is a great cushioning material that is cost-effective and tightly forms around your product to keep it from shifting during shipment. Protective packing can be a valuable part of the solution when the component has to be stored between uses. Crating solutions can be developed in such a way that they’ll carry a professional image during shipment, or on a shelf at the client’s location between uses.