The stackable-nestable containers are plastic boxes with smaller dimensions at the base and wider at the top, without or with attached (ALC type) or detachable lid.

They are robust, very stable in stack due to the reinforcements in the lid area, these two aspects insuring also a long-term service life.

Due to their special shape, they can be stored one inside another when empty. This way, 75% from the total volume is saved, which increases the efficiency of the storage space, as well as reducing the costs for return transport.

They are suitable for distribution.

The stack-nest crates can be stacked both empty and with items inside.

There are more types of double stackable totes:

  • standard boxes nestable and stackable, without lid, by rotation to 180⁰ or 90⁰
  • crates with lateral stacking rails (swing bars or bale arms)
  • totes stackable by using the detachable or attached lid (one piece, 2 pieces closed along the width or length, with linear or interlocking fingers closing)

The advantages of using the ALCs (Attached Lid Containers) for distribution are:

  • the lids will not be lost, being attached to the box
  • the containers can be sealed with plastic seals
  • can be equipped with label holder or can have special surfaces to stick the auto-adhesive labels
  • they are very resistant
  • the lids’ attach system (hinges) doesn’t affect or create discomfort when stacking the boxes one inside another

Using the lid, the nestable containers become double stackable: one inside another when empty and one on top on another when the lid is closed. They are suitable for traditional picking areas or with conveyors.

The double stack totes can have special places for label holders, they can be sealed, can have closed or ventilated (perforated) walls.