About Pluscrates

Pluscrates 2023 and Beyond…

In 2022 Pluscrates Ltd went into administration, which could have been the end of the Pluscrates brand forever – but that wasn’t meant to be.

The Pluscrates brand has been a market leader in providing quality crate hire in the UK for over 15 years, and The Hill Company didn’t want that brand to be lost forever. In 2023 The Hill Company bought the Pluscrates brand to continue providing excellence and experience in the crate rental market to new and existing customers.

Pluscrates’ commitment to delivering exceptional quality crate hire services is the most important thing that will never change. We offer a range of high-quality products for both the domestic and commercial markets – so if you need to hire crates for moving houses, offices, schools, or entire buildings, we can help.

The First 15 Years

Pluscrates grew faster than any other crate rental business in the industry’s history from launch. From a single-site start-up in London, Pluscrates provided national coverage from its own dedicated service centres in Livingston, Manchester, London, and Bristol.

The History

Gordon and Doris McGuigan founded the UK’s original crate rental company – Rentacrate – in the early 1970s. Son, Neil McGuigan, founded Eurocrate in the 1980s, and his co-director, Neil McGrigor, founded Teacrate in the 1990s.

Most recently, in 2008, Neil McGuigan launched Pluscrates with Nick Flaxman and John Mitchell, bringing ‘Quality Crate Hire’ back to the commercial relocation industry.

Pluscrates for ’Quality Crate Hire’

Mission Statement: To nurture a passion for exceeding our clients’ expectations within mutually rewarding business activities; thereby creating a business culture which is inclusive, supportive, successful and entrepreneurial in style.


Goals and objectives: To be recognised as the market leader in the supply of managed RTP (Returnable Transit Packaging) solutions across the UK and to retain and develop that recognition through continued product and service innovation with exceptional customer support and service.
The company is positioned as a premium price, premium service organisation.

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