Defenda Crates, a Division of Defenda Transport & Logistics has benefitted hugely from the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union with increased sales of wooden packing crates.
Packaging News – Wooden Packing Crates & Cases: Prior to the UK withdrawing from the EU, goods moving between member states were generally free from the restrictions imposed by many countries outside the community on the use of wooden packaging to protect goods. Whether that was simple open pallets or more protective wooden packaging such as crates or packing cases. Since leaving the European Union, UK exporters have been faced with the additional hurdle that all of their exports being transported in wooden crates or cases are now subject to the same restrictions that previously only applied to countries outside the zone, such as: the USA, Canada, Australia & other countries keen to protect their eco-systems from pests being carried in untreated timber packaging and other items.
As a major UK wooden export crate & case supplier to British exporters, it was only natural that many British firms exporting goods to other EU countries would turn to them for help & advice on the new rules they faced in transporting their goods. Defenda Crates were only too pleased to help and bring their years of experience to the table. The result has been that clients daunted by the challenges of exporting their products post Brexit have been helped & a huge uplift in the number of crates being produced by the company. At the time of publishing Defenda Crates has seen a fourfold increase in the number of crates & cases it produces annually.
All wooden packaging supplied by Defenda Crates is ISPM 15 certified having been heat treated. It is IPPC wheat stamped & produced from timber obtained from sustainable sources.