Plastic Transit Packaging

Crate design and function

DS Smith, Plastics division has 50 years of experience in developing, manufacturing and delivering beverage crates for beer, soft drinks or water.

Beer crates

In recent years, crates typically used in the brewing sector have become more advanced. Similarly, the requirement for these solutions to perform over time has become increasingly important. However, thanks to our expert design teams, DS Smith is always in touch with the latest industry trends and developments.

Apart from silk-screen printing, all crates can also be provided with an in-mould label as standard, to ensure instant brand recognition at the point of sale.  As far as ergonomics are concerned, we are a pioneer in offering soft touch handles for crates. What’s more, our crates also come in several colours, produced using our overmoulding technique.

Soft drink and water crates

For soft drinks we offer a full range of standard crates, from semi to full display models and 6-pocket crates with a central handle. They can be made from virgin material or 100% reground plastic, recycled from the customer’s old crates. With a life span of more than 10 years and 100%  recyclability, each crate guarantees a low carbon footprint.