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 offer value to our clients, ensuring the safety and security of the goods being exported. They include the following:

  • 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)117 938 0600, or use our contact form.

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