Going back to the basic body of the crate, wood is a natural material that has been harnessed and manipulated since at least the Paleolithic Era, which was more than two and a half million years ago. Wood for all sorts of things, such as tools, flatware, and even early forms of shipping! Though we have made advancements in shipping items, wooden crates still remain one of the most popular methods for transportation of product. Even amlong new technologies, wood crates win against 100% steel containers, which are often heavier, costlier, and harder to control. Wooden crates today are praised for their mobility, stackability, and customization options.
The World Realizes Durability
The use of wood crates in the shipping industry in the USA dates back to the early 1930s. Though wooden shipping crates were used far before this in Europe during the 18th century, which first began with the obsession of crafting fine wooden boxes, the shipping industry soon realized the unbelievable strength, security, and durability of wood.
Sturdiness is definitely the top reason behind the popularity of wooden crates. Regardless what the weather conditions, such as:
Wood can withstand most climatic changes and keep your products intact.
See our line of steel reinforcements to help secure all your products for shipment in wooden crates!