Wood packaging is essential for the protection and movement of cargo around the world and represents a large group of products such as crates, pallets, hoods, blocking & bracing materials, dunnage, skids and reels. Although wood packaging is important to global trade, it has been scientifically recognized that wood packaging is a significant pathway for the introduction and spread of quarantine pest around the world.
Various levels of government and industry have worked to develop a harmonized plan to control the spread of quarantine pest. In March of 2002 the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) adopted the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures No.15 (ISPM 15). This standard identifies the minimum mandatory treatment requirements and a marking system for wood packaging materials.
The IPPC is an international treaty organization that works to prevent the international spread of plant diseases. It was created in 1952 by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Over 50 countries currently participate in the program.
Cratex Industries must maintain a quality management system and complete regular audits to ensure Cratex continues to meet the standards of the ISPM 15.
For more information please see ISPM on our resources page.
Cratex has received a certificate of registration to ISO 9001:2015 for their Quality Management System. ISO Standards are developed by the International Organization for Standardization, the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards. This registration has been certified by SAI Global, a leading registrar of ISO Management Systems around the world, and it demonstrates Cratex’s commitment to quality, continual improvement and customer satisfaction.
The intent of a Quality Management System that meets the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 is to ensure quality products and services that consistently meet or exceed the needs and expectations of our customers. Certification is achieved once all the requirements of the Standard have been verified during a stringent, independent audit conducted by an accredited ISO Registrar. These external audits are conducted annually to ensure the system is continually improving.
“At Cratex, quality is something we live and breathe, and this ISO certification proves it,” said Dwayne Hihn, President, Cratex Industries Ltd. “This ISO achievement sets a very high bar for the industry, and I am proud to say that all of our employees at all of our locations contributed to the process. It tells our existing and future customers that Cratex has left no stone unturned in ensuring our internal systems are of the highest standard, and that we can provide a customer experience that is second to none.”
Dangerous goods are commodities that when shipped pose a risk or danger to people, animals or environment.
Here at Cratex industries we are committed to providing our customer with code and regulation specific packaging and documentation of IATA (AIR), IMDG (SEA) and TDG (LAND) transportation.
Dangerous Goods fall within 9 classes. Cratex Industries has certified personnel on site to be able to determine which of the 9 classes that your product falls under.
Class 3-Flammable Liquids
Class 4-Flammable Solids
4.3-Dangerous When Wet
Class 5-Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides
Class 6-Toxic (Poisonous) and Infectious Substances
Class 9-Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods
We are committed to find the most effective way to package and transport your material with time restraints and with cost effectiveness in mind.
A Certificate of Recognition (COR) is given to employers who develop health and safety programs that meet established standards.
Certificates are issued by Certifying Partners and are co-signed by Alberta Employment and Immigration.
- Cratex Industries achieved our COR in 2006 and has continued to maintain an impeccable safety record to this day.
- Cratex is a member of the MHSA Safety Association.
- Cratex must pass a safety audit annually to maintain our COR.
More info on our training & commitment to safety:
For contractor packages including WCB, Insurance, Training records and a copy of our current COR please contact us.
TSA and Transportation Canada approved with locations offering air cargo screening via the approved “physical search” method.
Our Staff have been trained by industry leaders in the field to effectively screen your air cargo for any compromises and certifying that your cargo is safe and secure.
Our continued internal and external audits ensure our procedures are secure and up to date.