About Pluscrates

The History

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

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

The Present

From launch Pluscrates has grown faster than any other crate rental business in the industry’s history. From it’s single site start up in Wembley, Pluscrates now provides national coverage from it’s own dedicated service centers in Livingston, Manchester, Birmingham, London and Bristol. The UK’s largest and only independent crate rental specialist.

"Helpful and communicative throughout each visit"

"Polite, professional, friendly and efficient - an excellent service"

"Your driver put the customer first and did an excellent job"

"Our thanks to our contact at Pluscrates, as this is just the kind of can do attitude that makes a difference to the service we deliver"

"Can I put on record what a good job your driver did on delivery"

Pluscrates for ’Quality Crate Hire’ – The UK’s leading commercial movers agree.

‘BCL has won the Commercial Mover of the Year in 2005, 2007, 2008 and have been finalists every year since 2010. Specialist, quality crate rental services are a critical component in the overall service proposition which we offer our clients and we are very pleased to report that Pluscrates match and occasionally exceed our demanding expectations. Rod Seeland – Managing Director, BCL.


‘We have worldwide business interests and are acknowledged experts in what we do. It’s consequently essential that any 3rd party support service we bring into our business activity must be equally expert in their field, must share our uncompromising passion for excellence and must add value to what we offer. There should never be any conflict of interest and, for us, Pluscrates ticked all the boxes’. Steve Durbin, Head of UK & Ireland Procurement – Crown Worldwide.


‘Harrow Green is one of the UK’s most experienced workplace services providers, specialising in the design and creation of effective workspaces, business relocation, technology moves and records management. Crate hire is integral to our service and it is essential that we partner with a specialist crate rental business which can offer national coverage and which shares our passion for excellence. We appointed Pluscrates to this position in 2009 and are delighted with our decision’. Nigel Dews – Managing Director, Harrow Green Group.

‘On going commitment to quality and stringent attention to detail is essential to genuinely differentiate service delivery. We make no apology for setting high standards and it is refreshing to find a supplier who shares our passion for excellence in service’. Gareth Hilton, Managing Director – Johnsons Business Moving.


Having previously experienced Neil McGuigan’s commitment to quality I like to think that my encouragement played an important part in his decision to re-enter the crate hire market and launch Pluscrates. Premier Moves were Pluscrates first client and I am delighted that my confidence in Neil has been repaid by an outstanding crate rental service which perfectly matches our own commitment to high quality, business class moving’. Jerry Marks, Managing Director – Premier Moves Ltd

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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