HK Timbers Ltd - potato & vegetable storage box suppliers
HK Timbers Limited specialise in the production of large strong timber potato boxes and timber vegetable crates which are used predominantly in the agriculture and horticulture sector for safely storing vegetables whilst allowing air to flow through.
Our products are manufactured for many industry sectors as listed below. If you need a robust timber box for storing and transporting your products, please call us to discuss your requirements. We make bespoke boxes and crates to individual requirements > >
HK Timbers Ltd, based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire in the East Midlands was founded in 1968 to meet the emerging demand for timber potato storage boxes.
Over the years HK has developed a broad customer base, mainly within the United Kingdom but also abroad, to which a wide range of timber based products have been supplied.
Although the company continues to specialise in storage boxes, other timber based products such as potato crates, vegetable storage boxes, packing cases, timber containers, display units and pallets are also manufactured to a very high standard...
HK Timbers were presented with the CBI Award for Most Improved Company at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2012 at The Dorchester in London on Tuesday 27 November.
Manufacturing Excellence, run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, is the most successful and long established manufacturing support programme in the UK. The Award was presented to HK Timbers by Richard Butler, Director of the West Midlands at the CBI at a ceremony compered by former politician Michael Portillo......
Our Quality & British Standard
BRITISH STANDARD BS 7611 : 1992
BS7611 is primarily concerned with ensuring that potato storage boxes are strong enough to withstand the loads and forces of handling and stacking.
The standard was introduced in 1992 at the request of the Potato Marketing Board and the Health and Safety Executive. HK Timbers was one of the few manufacturers involved in the standard's formation...
IMPORTED WOOD Vs HOME GROWN WOOD
We at HK Timbers pride ourselves on the exemplary standard of our products.
Our products are predominantly made from imported timber which is proven to last much longer than home grown timber. With over 40+ years in this business, our products are recognised nationally as being first class in the industry, HK Timbers were also heavily involved in creating the British Standard introduction in 1992...
Pallet Link announce Report
Pallet Link have released new information stating there is an imminent EN standard aimed at food processors and supermarkets requiring packaging users to audit any chemicals in packaging . . .
“We first purchased 1500 boxes from HK Timbers in 1994, we have purchased boxes from other manufactures since due to HK being unable to supply at short notice (due to demand) at first we thought we had managed to get a good deal as they were marginally cheaper than HK, but when 25 years later we decided to cease storage and sell the boxes, the vast majority were the original HK boxes & the other manufacturers boxes were long since worn out, which underlines the fact - you will always pay for quality, which in turn is always the cheapest option, HK provides top quality boxes which in our experience is the cheapest option long term.”
Robert Moore Agri-Cycle
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