0044 117 938 0600

Export Packing Services

IES has been manufacturing packing cases since 2000, offering a complete, end-to-end solution.  We design the most suitable packing specifications to ensure the safe transit and/or storage of your goods or equipment. 

Export crates are provided as bespoke or supplied from our range of standard cases - all are manufactured in-house. 

Export Packaging and Crate Making Services

IES services include the following which add value to our clients and ensure the safety and security of the goods being exported:

  • BS1133 compliant wooden crates & bases
  • Robust wooden packaging design
  • Fast delivery 
  • Environmental vacuum-sealed barrier bags – stops corrosion 
  • Vibration isolation bases for delicate equipment – protect your equipment
  • Packing solutions for export or storage
  • All soft wood heat treated to ISPM 15 standard
  • MPAS (Military Packaging Approved Scheme) registered
  • On-site packing service
  • Bespoke pallet boxes
  • Container loading and stowing
  • Freight forwarding and customs clearance
  • IES is also a trusted machinery movement provider

Trusted by High Profile Clients Around the Globe

Rolls Royce, AB Dynamics and SPTS, are just some blue chip clients which appoint IES for export packing services. Read two examples of our work; the movement of large food tech machines across the Atlantic, and export packing for delicate decorative cornice plaster lengths being shipped to Dubai. 

ISPM 15 Crates Direct to Your Site

Our export packaging services offer you the option of either packing on site or at our Bristol HQ.

We also supply a comprehensive UK and international freight forwarding, export documentation and customs clearance service.

5 Key Areas for a Smooth Export Packing Process

We offer you a wealth of experience in product, equipment and machinery packing for many industries which we have developed over more than 25 years. 

In this short video, we break down the export packing process into the five key areas of:

  • Dimensions and weights
  • Securing methods
  • Forward planning
  • Communication
  • Labelling and marking

If these areas are overlooked it could prove expensive to fix later in the process.

MPAS Certified Packaging

The Military Packaging Approved Scheme (MPAS), sets out obligatory requirements for the design and manufacture of  military packaging. IES is MPAS-certified by the Ministry of Defence, meaning we are fully accredited to provide the design and manufacture of packing solutions to Defence Standards. Find out more about our MPAS Certified Packing for Military & Defence.

Types of Crates

We provide you with made to measure crates, which come in varying sizes and specifications to ensure safe transit. Find out more about our Full Timber, Ply Batten and Sketetal wooden crate range.

CNC Machine Capability

We offer you the benefits of our CNC capability, which means we can produce bespoke specialised cases to fit unusual and awkward shape items, packing safely for air/sea/road transit.

We design bespoke inserts based on drawings supplied by customers. The inserts can be foam, wood, Perspex or any other material, and if required, we produce the drawings in-house.

Our CNC machine offers you a multitude of packing capabilities, and in this video you can see it in action. Click to watch a bespoke packing case for the aerospace industry being made at lightning quick speed!

Export Packing Questions Answered

For information on our export packing or bespoke case making service, call +44 (0)1179 380 600, or use our contact form.

Call Me Back


Wooden Crate Range

Full Timber Crates and Ply Batten Crates, Built to Order


MPAS defence packaging built to order, meeting stringent military packing standards. Fast response times, with a consultative service.

How to build a wooden crate

We’re often asked how we go about putting a bespoke packing case together and how long it takes.

  • We’d like to say “Thank You”, to you and your entire Team for the perfect support throughout this project. It was a pleasure to work with you guys and we were very impressed about your understanding...

    Infineon Technologies Austria AG
  • Oxford PV used the services of IES to relocate our fragile laboratory equipment to our new facilities in Yarnton, Oxford. The whole process was well planned and executed. The team moved the equipment...

    Steve, Oxford PV
  • Paul and Graham were excellent, good workers, worked well and fitted in within the guys here.

    Intel, Santa Clara
  • Just a few words as way of thanks to the team IES have had on Filton site completing lift and shift activities following the recent auction sales, a small team have been on site for more than a week now...

    BAE Systems
  • As always your team have done a fabulous job this weekend. Please pass on my thanks to them.

    Mike, Anthony Best Dynamics
  • Just a quick note to say thanks for the great support from IES at the OCD Pencoed Plant. Everything went according to plan and your team gave us excellent assistance in getting the job done on time.

    Neil, Harro Höfliger Packaging Systems
  • Just a thank you for your support in enabling us to undertake the lift of the equipment into our building. I must also congratulate the team you sent – they were excellent! Could you please pass on...

    Tim, Polatis Ltd
  • Thank you! Dave was excellent, and machine in position and now in operation!

    Martin, CPI Antony Rowe
  • APS Group was presented with a challenge to produce, supply and refit 2800x automotive showrooms across Europe with expensive and delicate showroom materials as part of a major new look and feel revamp...

    Paul, APS Group
  • Just wanted to say I really appreciate the way you worked with the team here. Kept the project moving and also helping keep my sanity when the times get tough with your client!

    Dave, Infineon Technologies
  • You guys ROCK, thank you for the follow-up so that no tools are left behind.

    Lisa, HP
  • It’s been great for the past few purchases with IES. We are pleasantly delighted that IES deliver as promised and no compromise to quality. Looking forward for more business opportunities with IES....

  • We work with IES because we trust them. They do what they say, they’re reliable and they’ve been a valued supplier to us for the last 10 years. We know that when a critical situation occurs and we...

    John, Analog Devices
  • The feedback for the guys on the shift has all been very positive and there are looking forward to the next phase.

    Darren, International Rectifier
  • The machine was delivered and installed today. Would you ensure that Gordon, Darren and James are sent our sincere thanks for their professional manner in the way they dealt with a difficult installation.

    Geoff and Li, Leeds University
  • The transport of the MBE tool went extremely well, and we have not come across even one damaged item. Your team did a fantastic job, and we are very pleased with the results of your service. Please...

    Dan, RF Micro Devices, Inc.
  • It was a pleasure as always working with IES on these tool moves. James Lennon and Glen Hall make this work look easy. Great guys! Thank you.

    Rick, Intel
  • I would like to say thank you for both teams that you sent over here to help me with the decontamination and demo. All of them represented IES extremely well, they were very knowledgeable, pleasant to...

    Eric, Intel Corp.
  • I cannot over emphasise how pleased Technos is with the work you are doing on our behalf and the support you have given us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    John, Technos International
  • Throughout the period we have consistently been impressed with the service provided by IES and the level of knowledge, insight and professional manner in which they communicate with ourselves and our...

    Stiegele, Dialog Semiconductor
  • We are pleased that IES could help at such short notice of just 2 days, after we were let down by another company. Once again, thank you for providing your usual professional service at such short notice.

    Kelvin, Eaton/Axcelis Limited
  • Once again a big thank you to Andy, Gordon and the rest of the team for another excellent job. It is a pleasure working with them. Also thanks to Jamie and Tim for sorting the logistics and helping me...

    Mike, Anthony Best Dynamics
  • I have no reservations in recommending IES to your potential Customers for factory relocations. A job well done and appreciated by the management of SPX APV.

    John, SPX APV Systems
  • First class service, as always.

    Tom, Wilder Logistics
  • We have received the Crate and it looks fantastic – thank you for the speedy delivery. Please thank all involved your side as it is much appreciated.

    Ria, Mayphil UK Ltd.
  • We are overall quite pleased with the quality of packing and transport, and the quick and professional handling of various matters.

    Daniel, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
  • Thank you for the information, all went smoothly and the guys did a great job.

    Andrew, Plasticlogic
  • IES were brought to site to remove certain assets at Somerdale destined to remain in the business. The destinations were as close as Crediton, Bournville and Banbury to as far as Bahrain and India. The...

    Kevin, Cadburys/Kraft Foods
  • It was clear at the start of the project that in order for Xaar to successfully relocate its Swedish manufacturing division to the UK within the agreed time, cost & quality constraints, we would need...

    Rod, Xaar
  • We thank you very much for your support. Congratulations to your team for the work that has been done.

    Didier, Semco Engineering Ltd.
  • About you, thank you for your professionalism, the successful completion of this project and very good relationship between our both companies.

    Bernard, Photowatt EDF
  • I’d like to say a big thank you for your support throughout this period and it’s been a pleasure working with you. IES were contracted to remove all manufacturing equipment from the BD Labware...

    Paul, Becton Dickinson
  • Indeed your boys did a fantastic job. They were really professional and IES should be proud of them.

    Mustafa, ESM Global
  • I just want to thank you for the excellent work carried out by your team during the installation. Everything appeared to go smoothly and to the plan. Using your services has once again proved most worthwhile.

    Jason, Pharmaceutical company, Ilfracombe
  • Service was excellent, and machine is in position and now in operation! Thank you!

    CPI Brooks
Sign up to our newsletter
Import export services T/A IES. Registered in England and Wales.
Company No. 04221947 VAT No. GB567608114

Cookies Privacy Terms Site Info