Expendable steel racks (ESRs) are typically used to ship large, complicated parts for automotive and industrial companies. They are best for one-way destinations, like export or transport packaging, and are crafted from low gauge steel. ESRs are flexible in that they allow you to increase the number of parts you can ship, which reduces freight costs overall. They are also a great alternative to corrugated or wood, if companies have fire hazard restrictions.


Additionally, we uniquely understand the welding process and work closely with our engineers to “coach” them on proper pricing. And because we have extensive experience with overseas shipping, we understand how to price global ESRs without overestimating the cost of labor.


PCD’s engineers are constantly seeking to improve product efficiency, durability, flexibility, and economy. Our custom designed ESRs have been extremely well received by OEM and Tier 1 customers alike and offer the following benefits:


  • Lower shipping costs, offering as much as 30% freight savings. 

  • Superior design reduces damage in transit and products arrive safely.

  • Reduced aggregate packaging material expenditure.

  • Environmentally friendly: ESRs are 100% recyclable with resale value.