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Pickfords Business Moving appoints PHS Teacrate as its dedicated crate supply partner

Teacrate will support Pickfords with crate rental services, a partnership which will involve the movement of well over half a million crates a year.

Market leading crate rental specialist, PHS Teacrate has been awarded the contract to supply Pickfords Business Moving with a full range of crate rental products to fulfil its customers’ business moving and storage requirements.

In March, Pickfords Business Moving had the opportunity to review its customer’s crate requirements and wanted to source a cost effective crate rental partner that could offer nationwide, distribution coupled with service flexibility and the support systems to deliver to the requirements of each individual move. The partnership was launched in May.

Simon Johns, Sales Director with Teacrate says, "It is great to have been awarded such a prestigious contract with Pickfords. Our company infrastructure and dedication to invest in new stock and systems capabilities makes us a very attractive proposition as a supply partner to any relocation company."

As well as the national coverage delivered through eight strategically located service centres, the value that PHS Teacrate brings to the partnership is in the additional support and flexibility offered through its crate tracking service – ‘Cratelink’. This on-line crate management system allows Pickfords Business Moving’s teams a direct interface with Teacrate’s computer systems, providing them with real time information on every transaction. With Cratelink, Pickfords can amend orders, ordering only the crates they need, when they need them. The system also reduces the amount of time-consuming paperwork and administration costs.

PHS Teacrate is one of the UK’s leading providers of crate washing services and with its in-house crate washing facilities can offer customers, consistently clean and hygienic crates to the quality they expect.

"We are looking forward to working with Teacrate" said Pickfords Business Moving Director Neil Baker, "we believe their on-line management system, processes and ability to invest in the product range will offer a distinct advantage to our customers and operational teams and our customers." He added "the timing of the change is ideal as it will compliment a range of positive developments to key product areas within Pickfords Business Moving."

PHS Teacrate is the UK’s largest, independent crate rental company serving the business and domestic moves sectors, moving in excess of 20 million crates every year. Teacrate also supplies a wide range of handling equipment, accessories and packaging consumables.

Pickfords Business Moving is the largest and longest standing player in the corporate business relocation and office removals sector. With 57 operational sites across the UK, Pickfords Business Moving undertakes thousands of business moves each year across all industry sectors

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