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Industrial Wooden Crates & Industrial Packaging Design

The engineering team just informed you that the new product can’t take extreme temperature changes. And, it’s really sensitive to shock and vibration. But it’s due to ship out to your customer soon…

Does that scenario sound familiar? Packaging equipment for shipment is serious business, but all too often, it’s the very last thing a manufacturer considers. At CDC Packaging, that’s all we think about, all day, every day. So we can ensure that your shipment arrives safely at its final destination.

Contract with CDC Packaging for a single step or the whole packaging process. Our team of experts can:

  • Design the best packaging for your equipment, big or small. Whether that’s a wooden crate or a small box with die-cut foam for cushioning sensitive devices, we know how to design the right container for any piece of equipment.
  • Fabricate that packaging.
  • Package your products at your facility.
  • Meet with your freight forwarder or arrange the shipping for you.

Let us help you meet your deadline and deliver your package safely.

Our team has experience creating cost-effective custom packaging solutions for a wide variety of industries, including semiconductor, medical equipment, and the military. If needed, we can design your wooden shipping crate to follow military specifications and/or prepare it for export.

Learn more about:

Our Medical Equipment Packaging Services

Critical Assembly Packaging

Scheduling Your Shipment

Read how we helped a customer solve a shipping challenge.

Our Industrial Packaging Design Process

Crating equipment for transport is a complicated process. CDC Packaging takes it step-by-step, to ensure a successful shipment.

Step One: We will visit your facility to work with you to determine your requirements.

  • What is the weight of the product being shipped?
  • Where is it shipping? Which regulations, restrictions, or limitations will apply to this shipment?
  • How is it shipping? Truck, plane, train, ship,…camel? (Don’t laugh! Some countries have little or no material handling equipment such as forklifts. And some have poor roads, which means the parts will see a rough ride.)
  • How fragile is the part? Will it be damaged if it drops 6 inches or 12 inches? How about vibration? Will screws come loose from the vibration of a plane or truck?
  • Do we need to meet with the trucking company, rigging company, and freight forwarder to discuss special handling or equipment?

Step Two: We review mechanical drawings of the parts being shipped, look at the actual parts, and take measurements.

Step Three: We develop a design to best package the product based on data collected in Steps 1 and 2.

Step Four: We determine the cost and provide you with a written quote. You send in a purchase order.

Step Five: The packaging design drawings are given to our shop.

Step Six: Special materials are ordered, such as vapor barrier bagging material and desiccant.

Step Seven: We manufacture your custom wooden shipping crates and custom shipping brackets.

Step Eight: We ship the entire “Packaging Kit” to you. The Kit includes all materials needed to protectively package a machine, such as wood skids, wood crates, shipping brackets, plastic wrap, bubble wrap, foam cushioning, labels, etc.

Step Nine: We coordinate the equipment packaging process with all involved (your facility, field service, shipping, rigging, and trucking companies.)