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Tough Plastic Boxes.

Durable, strong and space efficient

Do you have difficulties with handling extremely heavy components and parts? Do you find your stacking boxes become worn out & unusable too quickly? Or are you struggling for storage capacity? Surprisingly, a single product can help with all of these challenges.

Euro boxes are the toughest and most durable storage and handling solution currently available. This makes them suitable for movement of heavy items within your plant, and ensures they have an exceptionally long usable lifespan.

01: Euro Box Size Chart.

Summary of technical data / sizes

Please continue reading below for full table detailing key information for each of the specific models within the Euro Boxes range.

SKU / Part No.Internal Size (mm)External Size (mm)
EF 2120152 x 104 x 102200 x 150 x 117
EF 3120252 x 152 x 102300 x 200 x 117
EF 4040357 x 257 x 27400 x 300 x 40
EF 4080357 x 257 x 67400 x 300 x 80
EF 4120352 x 254 x 105400 x 300 x 120
EF 4140353 x 253 x 116400 x 300 x 140
EF 4170353 x 253 x 146400 x 300 x 170
EF 4220353 x 253 x 196400 x 300 x 220
EF 4320359 x 259 x 306400 x 300 x 320
EF 6070555 x 355 x 59600 x 400 x 75
EF6140552 x 352 x 116600 x 400 x 140
EF 6120552 x 352 x 96600 x 400 x 120
EF 6180552 x 352 x 156600 x 400 x 180
EF 6220551 x 351 x 196600 x 400 x 220
EF 6240552 x 352 x 216600 x 400 x 240
EF 6280551 x 351 x 260600 x 400 x 285
EF 6320552 x 352 x 295600 x 400 x 320
EF 6420*551 x 351 x 395600 x 400 x 420

Please Note:

EF6420 features open hand holes.
All other EF totes feature closed hand holes

Size Guide Table (Lids)

SKU / Part No.DescriptionTo Fit
EF D32Flat LidTote 300 x 200
EF D43Flat LidTote 400 x 300
EF D64Flat LidTote 600 x 400
EF D32SHinged LidTote 300 x 200
EF D43SHinged LidTote 400 x 300
EF D64SHinged LidTote 600 x 400

02: Technical Specification & Features.

So what are Euro Boxes?

Put simply, Euro stacking boxes are a tough and durable handling or storage container manufactured from moulded plastic.

The Polypropylene material not only provides exceptional strength, but also ensures they are a long lasting alternative to corrugated cardboard or fluted plastics.

Widely used in a huge range of industries, Euro storage boxes (also referred to as Euro Stackers or plastic Euro crates) are available in a wide range of sizes and configurations.

The Euro boxes sizes are tailored to European standards, which virtually guarantees compatibility with your existing racking, shelves, conveyors, pallets and dollies. It also ensures different sizes can be stacked together safely too.

Handling Data

Maximum load 20Kg
Max stacking load 400Kg

Please note these details are applicable to versions with standard bases. Please contact GWP Correx® for requirements outside of this.

Plastic euro box datasheet

Summary Info / Datasheet

Download the PDF Datasheet to view detailed information on the various features and applications, or see a full list of sizes & options.

03: Key Benefits.

Rigid plastic boxes for a range of storage and handling applications

GWP hold selected stock of the highly popular SSI Schaefer EF Series Euro Boxes – and are delighted to be exclusive UK Distributors for the conductive (ESD safe) versions.

Available on short lead times at competitive prices, the EF (Euro-Fix) Series of Euro Boxes are available in a wide range of sizes and are the ideal container for manual and automatic handling applications across a broad range of industries.

Specifying the SSI Schaefer Euro box range from GWP guarantees efficient supply, storage and distribution.

Sturdy stacking rims and flat bottom surfaces ensure that the containers can be securely stacked with a load of up to 600kg, independent of the area of use, whilst providing a durable, long lasting safe storage or multi trip packaging solution.

Advantages of Rigid Plastic Component Boxes

  • Durability and increased lifespan ensures a lower “lifetime” cost
  • Easily cleaned surfaces also enhances lifespan and re-usability
  • Ability to safely and easily accommodate heavy parts and components (up to 20Kg)
  • Straight sides also allows for greater capacity to overall size ratio, further maximising efficiency
  • Integrated rims allow for safe stacking to maximise storage space
  • Designed in standard Euro sizes to work seamlessly with your existing racking, conveyors etc.
  • Reduces damage to items stored within, being resistant to water, oil, grease & most chemicals
  • Can be easily customised with dividers, inserts and foam dunnage
  • Dividers can also aid productivity through easier identification of parts, and stock checking
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Whether used as manual transport containers – or for semi-automatic and fully automatic warehousing – SSI Schaefer EF series containers are used throughout all sectors that require efficient storage and handling. Quite simply, they are the toughest moulded tote boxes available today.

04: Cost Reduction.

Euro Box lifespan

There are three ways that Euro Boxes can provide a noticeable reduction in your costs. These are lifespan, damage reduction, and space efficiency.

Firstly, due to the durable nature of the Polypropylene material, the Euro containers are extremely long lasting. Whilst they may have a higher upfront unit cost than the alternatives, when spread over the longer lifespan they offer, it works out to be much more cost effective.

Effectively, you will not need to replace them (at additional cost) anywhere near as much.

Another often overlooked feature is how easy the smooth surfaces are to clean.

Whereas other materials (particularly corrugated cardboard) are simply discarded if they become dusty, dirty or wet, Euro boxes can be easily cleaned. This further extends their lifespan.

05: Product / Part Protection.

Reducing damages and space requirements

The inherent strength of the Euro stacking boxes also provides two other tangible ways to reduce costs. They are arguably the most heavy duty plastic boxes currently.

Firstly, items stored or moved within the totes are offered greater protection.

They are much less likely to be punctured, crack or split when compared with the alternatives, protecting their contents. The moulded plastic construction also protects against moisture, water, grease, oil, dust and most chemicals.

Stacking euro boxes
As these Euro boxes can be stacked, with their lids on or off, they are incredibly space efficient in storage and transit

Secondly, the Euro plastic boxes are exceptionally space efficient.

They provide an excellent capacity to overall size ratio thanks to their straight walls, which is further improved by not having a lip or overhang affecting the loading of items.

Their stacking strength also allows for more efficient use of space during storage. The built in stacking rim ensures that even fully loaded euro boxes can be safely stacked. The standardised euro sizes also ensure they make optimum use of your racking and pallets too.

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06: Productivity & Efficiency.

Benefits to improve your productivity

Another indirect – although significant – benefit to your business is that of improved productivity.

The stackable euro boxes boast a number of features that aid efficient handling and production. For example, ergonomic hand grips allow for easy use by factory or warehouse operatives.

The fact they are strong enough for loads of up to 20kg can also mean making fewer trips (i.e. more items can be moved in a single container).

The hinged lids can also allow for quick checking of stock if multiple items are placed within a single tote, whilst the use of custom dividers can also aid the quick checking of stock. This can be particularly important when being used on production lines, where a shortage of specific components could slow or even stop the line.

07: Uses / Applications.

Image gallery highlighting typical applications / uses for stacking Euro Boxes

View a selection of the Euro Boxes customised and supplied by GWP. Please click the individual thumbnails for a larger view.

08: Custom Euro Boxes.

Options and enhancements for your totes

Besides being one the largest stock holders of SSI Schaefer products within the UK, GWP can offer an exclusive selection of bespoke options. These allow us to carefully tailor SSI Euro Boxes to practically any specific application or industry.

By using both Bubble-board and Correx® materials we can manufacture inserts, division sets and partitions to customise the Euro boxes and allow for greater flexibility in use.

We can also rout or die cut foam inserts and everything we supply or manufacture can be offered in ESD safe, anti static materials through our GWP Conductive division.

Euro box with dividers
Adding divider sets to Euro boxes is one of the best ways to enhance them, allowing you to handle multiple items more efficiently

We are also able to offer SSI Schaefer insert trays to act as partitions within the outer boxes. As these are designed to work perfectly with the Euro boxes, they can be arranged in a variety of combinations to further aid the handling, sorting and picking operations.

An alternative to these are bespoke vac formed trays, which can be tailored to your specific parts or components. To see full the range of insert / dunnage options, please click here.

As a result SSI Schaefer Euro Boxes are suitable for a huge range of manufacturing and engineering industries, including automotive, electronics, aerospace, electronics and many others.

However, if a bespoke solution is required, GWP can call on its expertise in the fabrication of Correx® to create a custom size or design for any box or handling product.

Custom options for specific applications

Despite all of these benefits, it is actually possible to improve the Euro box range still further. This is achieved through the use of custom inserts, dividers, layer pads and even foam.

For example, internal divider sets manufactured from Correx® can help to segment products and prevent damage caused by the items colliding with each other.

Taking this a step further, using Bubble-board can also protect the surfaces of any components within the industrial plastic boxes. Preventing surface scratches and marks on polished or painted components can vastly reduce costs through minimising rejections.

If items are particularly fragile, then foam inserts can be used to provide cushioning protection. Similarly to divider sets, they can also aid stock identification and highlight shortages of particular parts.

Finally, it is possible to specify conductive Euro crate boxes that will protect any static sensitive parts your business may use or manufacture.

Particularly suited to electronics, a special ESD safe Polypropylene material channels any static discharge around the outside of the container, protecting the items within.

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09: About GWP Correx®.

Why source your Euro Boxes from GWP?

If you need to choose from a wide range of sizes, GWP can help. If you need your Euro Boxes urgently – say within 24 to 48 hours – GWP can help.

If you are looking for modifications or custom features, GWP can help. And if you are not sure exactly what it is you need, GWP can help.

With a stock holding of all of the SSI Schaefer EF series boxes, including being UK exclusive suppliers of the anti-static versions, it allows you to choose whichever size you need and have it delivered immediately.

Besides the obvious benefit of short lead times, it also means you can reduce your overall stock holding, minimising storage and costs.

Euro box with lid
GWP stock a wide range of Euro boxes, their lids, and the compatible insert boxes (as well as providing various custom enhancements too).

Having over 25 years’ experience in manufacturing Correx® products, it is also possible for you to source both your outer container and any divider sets or inserts from a single source.

This ensures the compatibility and fit is better, the costs are lower and you have less admin to manage.

A knowledgeable and friendly team will also be happy to offer free, impartial advice an no obligations quotes to ensure whatever your requirement or budget, your business will end up with the most suitable Euro boxes and handling products.

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