In House Crating

Building Crates In House?

Building crates in-house can be more costly than you think.  Let the packaging experts at Nefab take care of your packaging needs, and let you focus on what you do best!

Actual Customer Example

Build In-House
Material Costs:
¾” Plywood
64 sq.ft. @ $0.94/sq.ft.
½” Plywood
14.3 sq.ft. @ $0.63/sq.ft.
3-Runners 48” @ $0.38/ft.
10% waste!
Internal Costs:
Manufacturing time
60min/crate, $25/hr labour + 25% benefits
Company Overhead
Estimate - receiving/storage/purchasing
Total In-House Costs / Crate
Nefab Solution (incl. $25 overhead)
Incl. 3 min assembly time ($3.75)
Total Savings Per Crate
Total Savings Per Order
33% Savings ($164.39 – $110.24)
Based on 100 crates .


Additional beneifits buying the Nefab ExPak:

  • Air Shipments - $72 savings per crate using Nefab!
    • Based on $1.50/lb for airfreight current = 122 lbs, Nefab = 74 lbs (48 lbs diffrence)
  • Increased Efficency & Safety
    • Focus on moving product without delays from building crates, also cut over-time.
    • No screws or nails make for a much safer work environment.
  • Additional Savings
    • Electricity, inventory, warehouse space, quality issues & overall turnaround time.
  • Focus on Core Competencies
    • Do what you best! Spend time and effort making your products, let Nefab take care of the rest

ExPak Nail-less Crates

ExPak Nail-less Crates

NEFAB ExPak is an exclusive line of nail-less, collapsible, export plywood boxes, ranging from small, one-piece solutions to large, collapsible, six-piece products. The material used in the ExPak is plywood and galvanized steel, which increases the strength and durability of our crates, and also creates a nail-free packaging solution resulting in a safer work environment for your laborers. 


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