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Providing Wooden Packaging Solutions Since 1910

Packaging Your Valuables Safely Since 1910

Why Use Wooden Packaging?

We have been around for a long time, so we know quite a bit about wooden packaging solutions and  transporting your precious goods, safely and securely. If you’re looking for a packaging company that ticks all the boxes, R West & Son will fit the bill. We are based in Plymouth, Devon, but serve the whole of the United Kingdom. Whether you’re looking to move house, are relocating abroad or require packaging and transportation for business, we can help. Here at R.West & Son, we can pack practically anything. Previously, we have created bespoke wooden packaging for everything from heavy machinery to a radio-controlled vintage trawler,  medical equipment, sculptures, fine art and even specialist packaging to house a magician’s illusions! There truly is no limit to what we can transport. Whatever you need to move – we can create durable, high-quality packaging solutions to suit your exact requirements and to protect your valuable goods.

Proud to be Leading Wooden Packaging Solution Specialists

Our services are extremely popular with customers, and we pride ourselves on making sure that your precious items are packed securely and transported carefully. We offer a wide range of bespoke, wooden packaging solutions to private individuals and businesses all over. 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, we can collect and store your items for your convenience. We can also collect your goods in one of our allocated vehicles and store them safely whilst onward travel is arranged. Your goods will then be packed safely and securely (including additional protection such as silica desiccant and foil barrier bags) to ensure they arrive at their planned destination in spotless condition.

Why Choose Timber Packaging

Unlike cardboard, wooden packaging has more strength. When packaging, storing or transporting, items are usually subjected to a lot of strain and stress. If you are transporting goods over a long distance, wooden packing crates are a much better option. These are stronger and more durable than cardboard boxes, moving blankets, bubble wrap and other packing materials that are used for the shipment of items. These boxes can cope with heavy loads and easily protect your precious goods from any kind of damage.

Wooden packaging is essential when packing heavy goods, as the weight distribution is more even and it is stronger than cardboard. There is no risk of it losing it’s shape or getting damaged when heavy products over a specific weight limit are packed into wooden box crates. These are very strong and you can use them to pack and ship heavy, as well as delicate goods. You can also use these for international shipments because most countries accept these wooden boxes through their customs.

Higher Moisture Resistance

Wooden packaging is much more moisture-resistant as compared to other types of materials. Even if they are exposed to moisture or water during storage or shipment, these crates do not damage easily.

Contact R. West & Son

R. West & Son were established in 1910, and we are Plymouth’s leading provider of timber packaging solutions and packing services. We have over a century of experience in the timber packaging industry. We are members of the UK Wood Packaging Material Marking Programme (UKWPMMP) and The Timber Packaging and Pallet Confederation (TIMCON).  We are fully ISPM15 compliant and are audited on a bi-annual basis to ensure we are meeting the industry’s exacting specifications.

As industry experts in the packing sector, we have a unique and long history, thanks to our customer-focused approach and commitment to quality. We specialise in custom packing cases and crates and wooden pallets 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 choice, ensuring our packaging solutions are tailored to your exact needs.

Contact us

If you would like to contact us with a question about our packaging range, our services or your packaging requirements, we would love to hear from you!

Contact any member of the team on 01752 664345 or fill in the contact form to send us an email.