Custom Dunnage Trays & Totes

Dunnage Engineering designs and manufactures returnable, reusable trays for the shipping, handling, and/or processing of parts or products for a variety of applications. These trays are specially engineered to protect the parts during shipment and can also be utilized during the manufacturing process.


  • Design from CAD data or parts
  • Prototypes: machined plastic or SLA
  • Injection mold tooling
  • Large part production capacity

CAD solid model of tray design


Tooling for dunnage trays


  • Shipping Trays
  • In-process Trays
  • Automation Trays
  • Wash Cycle Trays
  • Food Sterilization
  • Kitting Trays
  • Custom Totes
  • Tray inserts
  • Assembly Trays

Injection Mold Materials

Most trays are polypropylene because it offers good durability at an economical price. Some applications require more specially engineered plastic resins. For instance, trays utilized in robotic handling applications or wash cycles may require other materials. Also, parts with sharp areas may require a more cut resistant material in order to eliminate plastic shaving contamination. We have an outstanding knowledge of thermoplastic materials and many times will bring in material suppliers for their input on new projects. We always welcome the opportunity to try something new.

Crankshaft Tray

Prototype for crankshaft tray