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From horticulture and agriculture to food and general industry, Containerwise Materials Handling Ltd supplies an extensive range of products to a worldwide customer base

Established by David Meek (who has an experience of over 4 decades in the plastics industry), Containerwise Materials Handling in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, U.K. have become a leading supplier in the long-life propagation tray market. We are a family run business, with David’s daughter Emma joining the company in 2017.

Containerwise Materials Handling - Leading suppliers in Eco Friendly Long-Life Propagation Trays

Leading suppliers in Eco Friendly Long-Life Propagation Trays

Traditionally, we have supplied our high-quality propagation trays to the commercial propagator market.

In more recent years as well as continuing to supply our highly valued commercial customers, we have supplied an increasing amount of our propagation trays to the amateur grower including home gardeners, allotment holders and the hobby grower.

Charles Dowding - A Working Partnership with Containerwise Material Handling

Charles Dowding
A Working Partnership

The interest in our long-life propagation trays from the amateur grower has increased significantly in the last three years.

This increase in interest can be attributed to various reasons. Publicity from “No-dig” gardening specialist Charles Dowding and organic & permaculture specialist Huw Richards has piqued interest in our trays. Also, a general wish by many people to move away from single use plastics has given us a significant boost.

Exciting launch of the CD60 propagation tray in conjunction with Charles Dowding

Future Growth, Continual Development & Exciting New Products

In the future we envisage continual development of exciting new products which would cater to the needs of both new and existing customers.

Late 2020 saw the exciting launch of the CD60 propagation tray in conjunction with Charles Dowding. Following the success of the CD60 propagation tray early 2022 saw the arrival of the CD15 and CD30 propagation trays.

We look forward to continue our R&D efforts and contributing to a reduction in the use of single use plastics.

Containerwise Materials Handling are constantly changing, updating and increasing our available stock ranges of shallow propagation trays, therefore if you’re looking for a specific product that you can’t find listed on our website, please let us know via our Enquiries Page and we can discuss your requirements.