Many businesses or organizations need end-to-end shipping and storage containers for their everyday operations, and collapsible bulk containers may be the perfect solution. Collapsible containers are heavy-duty storage containers with collapsible sides that upon release can collapse into compact, stackable units. Flexcon provides high-quality industrial collapsible bulk containers that meet the needs of various applications, including manufacturing, distributing, warehousing, farming, and logistics.

What Companies Use Collapsible Bulk Containers?

Bulk collapsible containers can hold diverse manufactured parts and bulk materials. They are typically made of heavy-duty plastic, with some holding up to 2,000 pounds. The containers are purposely constructed to be mobile to enhance easy transportation around the warehouse floor with the help of forklifts and pallet jacks. These containers have wide uses across all industries, including:

  • Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Cosmetic industry.
  • Chemical industry.
  • Food and drink industry.
  • Any industry needing bulk storage/transport.

Features Associated With Collapsible Bulk Containers

There are several features to consider when shopping for collapsible bulk containers. The ideal containers should come with the right features that meet a company’s shipping and storage needs. The following are some of the best-in-class features of Flexcon containers:

  • Attached and detached lid versions to meet specific requirements of any operation.
  • A solid design that provides contamination protection or ventilated design that increases airflow and sight management.
  • The reinforced bottom adds strength while adding zero extra weight. 
  • Vertically modular stack heights enable mixed loads to be shipped on the same 45×48-inch pallet. This increases flexibility and space efficiency.
  • Integrated AIAG and kan-ban card holders offer easy access to identification cards. 
  • Sixteen different heights and storage-bottom combinations are available to fit specific applications. 
  • Consistent inside dimensions at the top and bottom of the containers enable several layer dunnage to be installed and removed without much hassle.

Available sizes

Some of the sizes of collapsible bulk containers from Flexcon include:

  • 23.98 x 22.28 x 11 handheld collapsible containers.
  • 23.9 x 15 x 8.5 multi-purpose collapsible containers.
  • 23.98 x 14.98 x 7.5 handheld collapsible containers.
  • 32 x 30 x 25 hinge door collapsible containers w/ attachable pallet runners.
  • 24 x 13.3 x 12.6 collapsible egg containers.
  • 600mm x 400mm x various heights Flexcon returnable perishables, collapsible container.
  • Collapsible 1-2-3 bottom and tuck top container.
  • Collapsible bottom flap and tape top container.
  • Custom sizes are also available upon request. All colors available.

Benefits of Collapsible Bulk Containers

The following are some of the benefits of choosing collapsible bulk containers from Flexcon:

Quick and easy operations

Collapsible bulk containers come with a unique design that enables them to go to places other containers can’t reach. Typically, non-collapsible containers may require truck-mounted cranes, which are costly and aren’t usable in places with limited access. They are typically transported in a flat pack that eliminates any obstacles to getting them delivered. Because it involves quick and easy operations, the business will see substantial savings on both time and the cost of delivery. Ideally, the entire process of moving collapsible containers takes a couple of hours from start to finish.

Reduces costs

Collapsible bulk containers reduce packaging costs and waste. They also eliminate the need to find a shipping solution that can adequately safeguard inventory. Besides, they minimize return shipping expenses since they collapse to reduce storage space when not in use. In a nutshell, collapsible bulk bins translate to fewer inventory losses and lower shipping expenses.

Better utilization of space 

Collapsible bulk container stacks can securely be collapsed to a fraction of their height when not in use to maximize available space. They allow you to efficiently optimize the use of all available storage space since they free precious storage space other stock can use. When not in use, workers can fold the walls of the bin before tucking it away until it is needed again for storage.


An added benefit of Flexcon collapsible bulk containers is that they are suitable for reuse. Receiving parties can return the containers to their original location so they’re usable several times over their lifespan. Wood and corrugated cardboard containers typically have a shorter service life, limiting their reuse. They are also more prone to significant damage that diminishes their reusability. Our collapsible plastic containers come with a rugged design to help minimize the cost of buying new containers regularly.


Collapsible bulk containers offer multipurpose and almost endless usage, making them ideal for any company needing sturdy, long-lasting bulk containers to keep their operations running smoothly. These containers can move or store raw materials, industrial parts, and parts assemblies of commercial products. They are integral in the automotive and manufacturing industries allowing for easy access to parts on an assembly line and optimized transport of components within a supply chain. Vented collapsible bulk containers from Flexcon are also widely used in agriculture for harvesting, storage, and food processing.

Improve environmental impact

Collapsible bulk containers improve environmental impact compared to expendable packaging. Our containers are recyclable once they have reached the end of their lifecycle, making them ideal for any organization looking to reduce its carbon footprint. Furthermore, they are made of eco-friendly materials with a very low carbon footprint. 

Higher quality and durability

The collapsible bulk containers from Flexcon represent great value for your money. They are manufactured from high-quality materials, including steel and corrugated plastic reinforced bottoms that add strength without adding extra weight. Custom collapsible storage bins can be made using high-impact polypropylene and high-grade plastics such as HDPE. This gives them durability and resistance to damage, adverse weather conditions, and intruders. They also feature a double locking system and additional optional extras to enhance operations. Some come with built-in insulation, which is ideal for storing items prone to cold and condensation.

Optimize your operations and maximize profits with Flexcon collapsible containers

At Flexcon, we strive to provide innovative storage and transportation containers to help optimize the supply chain across several industries. Our reusable, collapsible bulk containers’ design is to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Our team of material handling experts will work with any organization to design and deliver custom collapsible containers that meet the specific needs of its application. Contact us today to learn more and request a quote.