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About Us

Anchor crates is a company that are specialists in the design & manufacturing of timber products mainly for packing of industrial and domestic cargo. We specialize in the manufacturing and packing of industrial crates and pallets for road, sea and air freight, export industry and warehousing companies. Customized crates and pallets big or small is our specialty. Size of projects we do vary from very big to very small. We have a very dedicated staff that strives to be the best at what they do. We are versatile in what we create, pack and strap. We can create on our premises but mostly our packing crews do on-site crating/packing and strapping.


We go to the client to minimize the handling and moving of cargo. Our motto is to give the best possible price and service of the highest possible quality. We strive to manufacture products that completely meet our client’s requirements and needs and service delivery. We are committed to delivering service within the client’s time frame. Lastly, we are proud of each and every product manufactured and the services we provide.


Timber is secured from reputable sawmills within the borders of South Africa. Timber used in the manufacturing of crates and pallets destined for exportation are all compliant with the international plant protection control act (IPPC) and the international standard for phytoplankton measure no 15 (ISPM 15) as outlined and regulated by the department of agriculture. Crates and pallets are either delivered completely assembled and ready to use in a sub-assembled form or manufactured onsite depending on logistical parameters. We manufacture solid crates slatted crates and skeleton crates.

Jan Oosthuizen

Managing Director


The director of the company, Jan Oosthuizen, with vast experience in building, engineering, project management, logistic, crating and industrial packaging will always ensure client satisfaction and is committed to delivering service within the client’s timeframe.

Our Crew

We have a very dedicated and experienced crew. Our crew has a lot of crating, engineering, warehousing, project management and logistics experience. Our crew has been exposed to versatility and can crate, pack and strap virtually anything. Onsite packing crews are equipped with valid forklift licenses and have a number of years of experience in packing containers. Our crews take pride in what they do and are always ready for any job anywhere, anytime.

Vean Oosthuizen

General Manager

Venessa Oosthuizen

Financial Administrator

Arno Meintjes

Operations Manager

Our Goal

The company’s goal is to ensure that clients are satisfied, provide excellent service delivery, cost effectiveness and maintain integrity. Our main focus is creating and the packaging process is performed with the utmost care to ensure cargo arrives safely at its final destination.


We have established and our priority is to maintain a safe working environment for our crews. Our crew get continuous training and support to deliver the best service in our industry.

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