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Established in 1910, R. West & Son are Plymouth’s leading providers of wooden packaging solutions and packing services, and have over a century of experience in the timber packaging industry.

With a unique and long history, we’ve established ourselves as industry experts in the packing sector, thanks to our customer-focused approach and commitment to quality. We can pack a wide range of items, including personal effects, heavy machinery, antiques, fine art, marine components and vehicles, such as motorbikes and cars. Custom wooden packing cases, wooden crates and wooden pallets are our specialities, and our clever design solutions can help you to reduce your transportation costs. We also work in partnership with selected hauliers and shipping companies to deliver goods across the world.

Offering a prompt, professional and friendly service, we can package items at the location of your choosing, ensuring our packaging solutions are tailored to your exact needs. Wooden packaging is our speciality.

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From our base in Plymouth, we offer a wide range of bespoke wooden packaging solutions to businesses and private individuals from across the world. From wooden pallets to wooden packing cases and wooden crates, we can securely package your goods, ready for transportation.

In addition to supplying custom made wooden packaging to suit your needs, we also offer a complete collection and storage service, to help streamline and simplify the process.

For example, we can collect your goods in one of our dedicated vehicles, store them safely whilst onward travel is arranged, and then pack your goods safely and securely (including additional protection such as silica desiccant and foil barrier bags) to ensure they arrive at their intended destination in pristine condition.

If you’d like to learn more about our bespoke packaging solutions, please call us on 01752 664345 or fill in our contact form to discuss your requirements.

Export Packing

Export Packing

Whether you need a single case or multiple shipping containers transported, we can arrange to send your goods across the world safely and securely at a competitive price.

Wooden Pallets

Wooden Pallets

Our wooden pallets can be custom designed to meet your needs and accommodate the dimensions of your product, to ensure it’s safe and secure during the transit process.

Export Packaging

Export Packaging

Our wooden packaging solutions and wooden Euro pallets are ISPM15 compliant and come with documentation to ensure a simple importing and exporting process.

Wooden Crates & Packing Cases

Wooden Crates & Packing Cases

Our most popular products, wooden crates & packing cases can be manufactured in any size to suit your needs. Whatever you need to transport, we can protect it in transit.


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Here at R. West & Son, we can pack virtually anything. In the past, we’ve created bespoke wooden packaging for everything from sewerage pipework, heavy machinery and medical equipment to sculptures, fine art and even specialist packaging to house a magician’s illusions!

We package and ship anything from a small batch of liqueur bottles to complete factories – machinery, stock and signage included. There really is no limit to the goods we can transport. 

Whatever you need to move – we can create high quality and durable packaging solutions to suit your exact specifications and protect your valuable goods.

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Fine Art

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Cars & Motorbikes

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Personal Effects

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Heavy Machinery

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Marine Components


With over a century of experience in the timber packaging industry, we provide expert wooden packaging solutions with guaranteed personal, individual and professional service.

We are members of the UK Wood Packaging Material Marking Programme (UKWPMMP) and The Timber Packaging and Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) fully ISPM15 compliant and are audited on a bi-annual basis to ensure we’re meeting the industry’s exacting specifications.

ISPM 15 Certified - R West Packaging Solutions

Working alongside our trusted partners in the shipping and haulage industries, we’re capable of transporting your goods for UK delivery or global export, to provide a comprehensive and ‘joined-up’ service. Our clients are able to oversee and monitor the on-site packing services process, and we take great care to provide a transparent and consistent communications process.

Whether you need a small batch of wooden packing crates, repeat batches or high volumes of wooden pallets, we can deliver. If you need it packed, we will pack it!


timber packaging solutions, wooden packing cases, crates & pallets - client testimonial 1 - R. West & Son

“Finding a local company who could manufacture packing cases to meet the recent ISPM15 timber packaging regulations for our aftersales department was high on our agenda. R. West & Son in Plymouth has successfully provided us with a reliable solution to this problem.”


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“When we made the decision to move our manufacturing facility to China, there were several issues that needed hands-on management. When it came to shipping the machinery and components, the R. West & Son team took full control of the move, from arranging the containers to the packaging and paperwork required to complete the move. This was one less headache to deal with. A good, all-round job and R. West & Son are thoroughly recommended to anyone else needing a similar service.”