Established in 1986, with one box making machine, in a small factory adjacent to the Saga Seafoods at the Foot of Browns Road, Thulecraft has been supporting the local Aquaculture Industry through the supply of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) boxes ever since.
In 1994, with demand for product increasing Thulecraft moved to purpose built premises at Gremista, which were extended in 1999. Whilst primarily for the export of Shetland Salmon, Thulecraft also provide the boxes required for the export of Shetland Mussels.
Since its inception the Box plant has produced in excess of 32 Million Boxes.
With the continued investment in the local Aquaculture Industry, Thulecraft are undertaking further investment. We are currently extending our premises to increase capacity, to ensure that our customers' needs are met at all times.
EPS, being lightweight with superb insulating qualities, is perfect for transporting fresh seafood. Our boxes are of a standard size which makes handling, transport and storage straightforward.
We are very proud that in September 2017 our Box Plant became one of the 1st local businesses to attain the ISO 9001:2015 accreditation.