Returnable steel shipping racks were designed to be a cost savings alternative to traditional shipping racks and methods using wood pallets, cardboard, and plastic. ESCP’s was founded in 1994 to manufacture returnable steel shipping racks to the glass manufacturing industry. We quickly developed a good reputation for the quality and durability of our shipping and transport racks which inevitably led to developing returnable racks for other industries and applications.
Returnable steel shipping racks offer a stronger and more durable (and protective) method for transporting products within a manufacturing plant as well as being used to ship parts and finished products to other locations. Steel shipping racks not only provide a stronger and more rigid product but can be reusable unlike most other alternatives. This helps reduce costs of replacement of expendables and offers better protection to the parts or products being moved which also reduces overall operating costs.
Many companies use returnable racks not only for shipping products but for use within their operations to move everything from raw materials to parts to finished products easily through their production steps or as storage racks for inventory. When customized to meet a specific application, these racks improve productivity, worker safety, and part protection which all lead to reducing expenses. Racks can cost effectively be modified to work with new parts or products eliminating the need to scrap the old racks for completely new ones. Because they are made from heavy duty steel and engineered for heavy parts they also last longer because of their durability. They require little to no maintenance and can withstand the abuse of an industrial environment like forklift strikes, repeated hits from loading and unloading. Overall returnable shipping racks achieve their goal of improving work flow and reducing operating costs.
ESCP’s combination of experience, workforce, and range of state-of-the-art equipment all enable us to fabricate custom durable solutions for OEMs and manufacturing and warehouse customers. In fact, we are an approved vendor for several leading glass and farm and construction equipment manufacturers across the country. Our quality is supported by both our continuous improvement programs and ISO 9001:2015 certification.
We manufacture 100% of our returnable shipping racks and containers in the USA at our Davenport, Iowa facility. Our project manager has over 30 years of experience and has developed strong relationships with key material vendors resulting in cost control. By having everything manufactured under one roof we can monitor, inspect, and control both production schedules as well as maintain a high level of quality.
Each company we manufacture racks for have unique and different application needs, we do not believe that a standard product will serve our customers well and custom manufacture our racks to our customer’s requirements and specifications. Factors like dimensions, weight capacity, casters, finishes are all designed to produce a rack that improves your specific application needs.
If you need assistance with design or engineering, ESCP has a long time relationship with a leading rack design agency that can investigate and collect data from you and turn it into a 3D concept for approval and or prototype and then move directly to production