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Attached Lid Containers

Attached lid container
Plastic attached lid containers
ALC containers
Aligator crate

ALC plastic box with attached lid

Attached lid containers to protect parts

Widely regarded as one of the most versatile tote box options, attached lid containers are plastic handling and storage containers with a selection of lid options.

Available with hinged or interlocking lids (the teeth of these also seeing them called alligator crates or even croc boxes), you can also choose to enhance ALC boxes with a range of additional inserts. You can also stack attached lid containers, select from a range of standard sizes, and benefit from durable and long-lasting performance. Read more

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Yello Correx
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More information on attached lid containers

Attached lid storage containers are – in essence – plastic boxes with an attached lid that you can use for in-plant and lineside handling (i.e. moving parts or components to assembly lines).

Similar to Euro Containers, the addition of lids allows ALC containers to offer enhanced protection for their contents during transit and handling (particularly from water, dust, and other particles and debris).

Besides this, however, these heavy-duty attached lid containers also offer all of the benefits associated with Euro boxes.

These advantages include excellent strength and durability (further helping to protect parts), exceptional longevity to reduce your overall “lifetime” costs, and ease of handling thanks to integrated hand holes.

You can also stack attached lid containers with the lids on or off to maximise available storage space. ALCs are available in standard sizes that fit the “euro” footprint (i.e. are compatible with most standard pallets, racking, automated handling systems etc.). These properties mean they help to minimise both storage and transport costs at your business.

As a result, attached lid plastic containers are suitable for a vast range of manufacturing and engineering industries, including automotive, electronics, aerospace, and many others.

Custom attached lid containers

Despite these benefits, it is possible to improve the attached lid containers your business uses further. You can use custom inserts, dividers, layer pads and even foam to do this.

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

Taking this a step further, using Bubble-board can also protect the surfaces of any components stored within the industrial plastic boxes.

Preventing surface scratches and marks on polished or painted components can vastly reduce costs by minimising rejections.

For exceptionally fragile items, you can also use foam inserts to provide cushioning protection. Similarly to divider sets, foam dunnage can also aid stock identification and highlight shortages of particular parts.

You can also add print and labelling to the outer surfaces of your ALC boxes. Printing allows you to add company logos, branding, and more practical information, such as handling instructions, batch numbers, or even safety warnings.

Benefits of attached lid storage containers

  • The attached lids protect contents from dust, particles, rain etc.
  • Exceptional strength and durability.
  • Longevity ensures a low overall lifetime cost.
  • Easily cleaned surfaces also enhance lifespan and re-usability.
  • Can be used for heavy loads and items (up to 20 kg).
  • Straight sides allow for greater capacity and the inclusion of inserts or dividers.
  • Stackable with and without lids.
  • Designed in standard Euro sizes for compatibility with pallets, racking etc.
  • Resistant to water, oil, grease & most chemicals.
  • Wide range of customisation options, including dividers, foam dunnage, vac-formed trays etc.
  • Can aid the productivity of staff and transit efficiency.

Size table

Attached lid container size info

Part No. Internal Size Capacity
ELB 4120 355 x 255 x 114 mm 10,4 l
ELB 4220 355 x 255 x 214 mm 19,5 l
ELB 6120 555 x 355 x 114 mm 22,6 l
ELB 6220 555 x 355 x 214 mm 43,3 l
ELB 6320 555 x 355 x 314 mm 62,0 l


Performance data for ALC containers

Please view the technical information covering the range of attached lid containers you can source from GWP Correx®.

  • Maximum load 20 kg
  • Max stacking load 400 kg

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

Attached lid options

euro container hinged lid
euro container folding lid


Common questions regarding ALC totes

Don’t know your ALC from your ESD? What a croc box is? Or even if these totes are a good fit for your business? This section provides the answers to these (and more) questions.

What does ALC stand for?

ALC is an acronym for attached lid containers. These are similar to Euro containers but include a hinged or interlocking lid to protect their contents.

Why are some containers called “croc boxes” or alligator containers?

The terms croc boxes and alligator containers come from the format that most common lids take. The interlocking “teeth” of these lids look like the teeth of a crocodile snapping shut, creating a secure seal to protect the contents.

What lid options are available?

There are two main lid options for attached lid containers. These are simple hinged lids that open from one side of the container or interlocking hinged lids. The latter allows for much easier opening of the lid and access to the container’s contents, with the interlocking teeth also being behind the “croc box” term.

Are there anti-static attached lid containers available?

A range of moulded, ESD-safe euro boxes and containers can have lids attached. The SSI Schaefer EF Series are the most popular, providing exceptional protection from ESD (electrostatic discharge) to minimise static damage to electronics and other sensitive parts and products.

Can ALC boxes still have inserts added?

You can add a range of inserts to ALC boxes to further improve their usability and performance. Options include Correx® or Bubble board dividers sets, foam inserts, and custom vacuum-formed trays tailored to the shape and size of your components. These inserts aid in loading and unloading the tote boxes and help minimise handling damage.

Who manufactures attached lid containers?

Whilst there are many variants in the UK market, arguably the market leader is SSI Schaefer. The attached lid containers you can source from GWP are the SSI Euro Light and EF series, with the latter also being available in conductive versions.

Buy attached lid containers

Complete customisation, as well as free quotes and advice

The stock range of Euro containers, Euro boxes and ALC totes provides exceptional handling, storage, and distribution options for your business. But there can be circumstances or applications where they are not 100% suited.

If this is the case, your business can source custom Correx® totes and containers that are perfectly tailored to your requirements. This option is possible thanks to a dedicated design team at GWP – with specific expertise in the fabrication of Correx® – to create a custom size or design for any box or handling product.

You can also benefit from genuinely impartial advice on whether a stock or custom option is best for your business. As GWP supplies both, you can be confident that any advice you receive is genuinely impartial and unbiased. You can also request no-obligation (and extremely competitive) quotes for whatever your business requires.

Attached lid container inserts

Enhance your plastic tote boxes with a range of inserts and dunnage

Besides the lid options for your ALC boxes, their standardised sizes (as per Euro Containers) also mean a wide range of insert options.

Correx dividers

Correx® dividers

Correx picking bin colour options

Custom Sizes
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Specialist dividers (bubbleboard)

Specialist divisions

Insert colours

Custom Sizes
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Correx layer pads

Correx® layer pads

Correx picking bin colour options

Stock / Bespoke
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Vac formed trays

Vac form trays

Vac formed trays colour options

Custom Sizes
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Container foam inserts

Foam dunnage

Foam dunnage colours

Custom Sizes
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Conductive divider sets

ESD safe dividers

Corriplast colour

Stock / Bespoke
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Alternative tote boxes

Various options to suit any handling or returnable packaging application

Euro containers

Euro stacking containers

Plastic parts bins colours

5 Sizes
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Euro boxes

Euro boxes (rigid plastic)

Conductive packaging colours

19 Sizes
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Correx heavy duty containers

Heavy duty Correx® totes

Correx picking bin colour options

Custom Sizes
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Rapitainer returnable packaging

Rapitainer® returnable packaging

Correx picking bin colour options

Custom Sizes
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An 0201 style corrugated cardboard case with taped closure

Corrugated transit packaging

Postal packaging colour options

Custom Sizes
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Correx totes

All tote boxes and multi-trip

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