When it Absolutely Has to Arrive in One Piece
Since 1947 Boyd has been creating custom crates to ship fragile and high value goods. From expensive electronics to fine art, if it has to get there intact, Boyd’s custom crating and shipping service is the smart choice.
- For businesses and homeowners
- We can meet aggressive timelines
- Full price quote in advance
- Custom diagram
- Proven results
- Fully insured
Our crates meet the Government of Canada’s standards for shipping to international locations. For example, humidity levels in some tropical countries require waterproofed crates.
Our Time-Proven Process
We’ve had over 70 years to perfect our crate construction and shipping process. We can boast an incredible success rate that means your goods arrive on time and intact.
Here’s how our crate design process works:
- Consultation. Our consultant meets with you to determine your crating needs. We discuss what type of object(s) you’re shipping, and where.
- Planning. Our experienced crating staff creates a plan to ensure your goods arrive safely, selecting the right materials and designing your crate from scratch. For example, some items may need to be strapped in place within the crate so they don’t shift. For the interior, we choose between padding options that include soft foam, denser foam, loose styrofoam peanuts, and bubble wrap.
- Custom diagram. We create a custom specification diagram in an architectural program that details all dimensions and the exact packing materials we’ll use.
- Final approval. You review the quote and the diagram and ask any final questions you may have.
Once you approve the final quote, our specialists get to work building the perfect crate for your fragile item. Our shipping department then takes over the logistics.
Custom Crating Applications
Here are just a few of the items we’ve successfully shipped using our custom crates:
- Electronics, including computers and screens of all sizes
- Fine art shipping, including sculptures and paintings
- Musical instruments
- Custom computers
- Glass tables
- Marble objects
- Wine collections
- Scientific equipment
If you’re not sure if we can ship your goods, please contact us to check – we can!
Ottawa’s Custom Shipping Crate Experts
If it’s any combination of heavy and delicate, it’s time to talk to the crating experts at Boyd. We’ve created custom wooden shipping crates for businesses, collectors, artists, antique owers – and even a prime minister or two.
Over land, over sea, or through the air: we ship safely across Canada and around the world.