Crate-rental provider phs Teacrate has geared up to support organisations who are continuing to supply essential services to the public and seeking to combat the spread of coronavirus.
Some sectors of the food industry are being put under pressure with demand for home delivery in particular rising sharply. This has created unique logistical demands that the food industry and key suppliers to the sector are overcoming together. As a result, Teacrate, which provides crate rental services to food suppliers and retailers among others, is operating at full capacity to meet this need. Supplying crates for online supermarket deliveries and the distribution of fruit and vegetables in store is not just about having the appropriate number of crates held and distributed across the UK from a network of depots, it is also important to ensure that the crates are hygienically distributed and thoroughly cleaned. Teacrate has therefore introduced new infection-control measures which include stringent product sanitisation, contactless delivery and collection, full use of PPE and rigorous hand-washing procedures and cleaning protocols.
In the office market, Teacrate has been busy supplying crates for businesses to transport essential work items for home workers. It has launched a new, homeworking bundle and has officially become a government-approved supplier via the Crown Commercial Service to supply crates and packaging materials to central government and across the public and third sector. In addition, Teacrate’s products are being used by companies providing care packages to the vulnerable ‘at home’ community and by charity organisations providing food banks.
Dan Lee, managing director of phs Teacrate, said: “Across the UK many essential services are doing a fantastic job of supporting the nation through these unprecedented times. As an essential services supplier, we understand our role in delivering an efficient and effective service our dedicated staff and our wide range of products and services mean that we can be relied upon throughout these tough times as well as when things get better for us all.”