Having been at Alison Handling for over 5 years now I’ve learnt a thing or two about plastic crates and trays, I’ve witnessed trends come and go over the years and the old originals that are still as popular as the day they were introduced to the market. Our multifunction stack nest crates are one of our most popular, and whilst the food industry tend to favour the bale arm style crate there are a number of alternative crates not to be over looked.

A particular favourite of mine, yes you get your favourites overtime especially when you get sent a tray of pies from a customer in one, is our perforated LA1079 stacking container. A key feature is the shallow section that gives you visibility into the tray for product identification. The level of perforation provides great ventilation for freezing or chilling products and smooth hand holes make for easy lifting. The tray is shallower than the standard height on most crates measuring 165mm which is what makes it ideal for baked goods including quiches, cakes and artisan bread so you’re no storing air, which wouldn’t be a very efficient approach.


To contact Nick Gillett call 01772 687 940

Product details- LA1079

External dimensions: 750x450x165mm

Internal dimensions: 724x425x138mm

Material: polypropylene

Capacity: 43 litre

Condition: new

Food safe: yes