RTP Management Company PHS Teacrate introduce ‘Plan for Growth’

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PHS Teacrate, the emerging force in full service Returnable Transit Packaging (RTP) management promotes its “Plan for Growth” to the UK food industry.

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The “Plan for Growth” concept is simple. It takes the complete range of RTP services that PHS Teacrate offers and packages them up into a bespoke service offering that can support the smallest producer right through to the large retail multiples.
Through its years of operating in the food sector, PHS Teacrate knows that RTP management requirements differ from business to business and that a homogenous service offering is not what the market needs. The “Plan for Growth” approach sets out a range of value added solutions that customers can pick and mix in relation to what is right and appropriate for their business.
REFRESH, GROW and CAPITALISE are aspects of the RTP solutions that PHS Teacrate customers can access under its “Plan for Growth”:
REFRESH – this enables businesses to upgrade their existing RTP pool through part exchange. PHS Teacrate supplies new units and disposes of old ones. Branded RTP units can be introduced if required. REFRESH ensures the compatibility of the RTP pool with future additions supplied by PHS Teacrate, for example at times of peak seasonal demand.
GROW – through PHS Teacrate’s flexible RTP financing options additional service elements can be incorporated within the pricing. For example, a lease purchase plan can be designed that includes transport or wash services, or top up rental.    
CAPITALISE – where a business has a level of control over its suppliers, PHS Teacrate can help them turn a move to RTP (e.g. from single use packaging) into a revenue stream. The business requests that its suppliers source RTP from PHS Teacrate at a set rate, and it in turn is issued a rebate from PHS Teacrate.
Of course, PHS Teacrate offers a wide range of industry leading plastic RTP products relevant to the many applications within the food industry. All products are manufactured in the UK and are 100% recyclable. The range includes bale arm crates, collapsible crates, ventilated crates, berry trays, Plastic bakery Trays, cake and bread trays, produce boxes, pallet boxes and pallets. In addition, PHS Teacrate supplies a range of manual handling products such as skates and roll cages to assist with everyday operations.
With a nationwide network of service centres, a specialist and experienced team, modern vehicle fleet and in-house RTP wash facilities, PHS Teacrate is well positioned to develop close and successful customer partnerships.
As the benefits of plastic crate hire become much more widely realised, it continues to replace one-trip packaging in many industry sectors not least in the food industry. It has key environmental and sustainability benefits – it lasts longer and can be readily recycled. Plastic RTP has important hygiene advantages as it can be repeatedly washed and disinfected to food industry standards. On a logistical level there are a number of benefits too including better handling, product protection and efficiency improvements, all leading to potential cost savings.
The introduction of plastic RTP involves a financial investment and may be prohibitive for some businesses, but this is precisely where PHS Teacrate’s “Plan for Growth “solutions can come into play. Not only can Teacrate help businesses acquire their RTP pool, but they can support a business in maximising the use of their RTP assets so they see a significant return on their investment.
*RTP = Returnable Transit Packaging

PHS Teacrate is part of the PHS Group. It is a leading UK provider of plastic RTP pool management services supplying solutions to the food, retail and logistics industries. PHS Teacrate operates an in-house RTP wash facility and has 8 service centres strategically located throughout the UK.

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