Baskets for material handling applications allow companies to effectively and efficiently carry, store, organize, display, transport, or clean an array of products from equipment parts to consumable goods. Through over four decades in the wire forming industry, Rockford Specialties Inc. has fabricated strong, high-performance industrial wire baskets for diverse applications.

Our fully customizable designs and styles range from strictly utilitarian parts baskets to eye-catching POP display options. With our robust facilities and extensive expertise covering everything from design and engineering through finishing and assembly, we offer in-house wire forming services along with top-quality, competitively priced product solutions to meet your unique handling basket requirements.

Handling Basket Features

Our handling basket designs feature numerous benefits for virtually any application.


Our rugged baskets stand up to wear and hard use through repeated stresses or impacts. They retain their integrity and strength while protecting valuable contents, even over prolonged use.


We can customize our handling baskets’ dimensions and designs to meet your application-specific requirements and provide complete solutions for your needs. Examples would include modifying a basket to handle the specific cleaners you use or withstand the heat or related environmental conditions your processes will expose a basket to. Customized designs also mean that our baskets can integrate perfectly into your existing equipment.


Handling baskets are an ideal, highly functional tool for streamlining production. They can improve organization, provide easier product or part access, and protect goods during storage and transport, enhancing overall productivity.


We place an emphasis on safety in our basket designs, ensuring smooth edges to minimize the risk of accidents in your facility as you handle and store them. They also safely contain whatever items you place within them.


Our state-of-the-art facilities, automated wire bending and welding equipment, and highly skilled team allow us to supply a full range of customized fabrication services. Whatever the current development stage of your project, we can provide turnkey services from engineering, prototyping, and tooling design through assembly, packaging, and drop shipping.

Design and Engineering

Our talented in-house design and engineering team offers skilled support with product development, taking your design concept and helping you optimize it for efficiency, performance, aesthetics, and affordability. We’re experienced in working with SolidWorks and AutoCAD software, and we can assist with prototyping and custom displays, as well. We’ll design your product around your equipment to reduce costs and increase throughput.


Rockford Specialties can satisfy your needs for:

  • Both long and short production runs
  • Fast turnaround times with the flexibility to fit your production schedule
  • Custom finishing options (plating, electropolishing, and powder, nylon, or vinyl coating)

Quality and Packaging

At Rockford Specialties, quality is paramount in each one of our projects. Our strict quality control standards ensure that your handling baskets and wire forms are well made, with high-quality edging and precision craftsmanship. When we’ve completed quality testing and approved your products for delivery, our team provides sturdy packaging for safely shipping orders to your warehouse or directly to customers.


Handling baskets serve many purposes, with applications in everything from behind-the-scenes manufacturing processes to consumer-facing displays.


Handling baskets are ideal for long- and short-term goods storage, improving inventory management and general organization while making the most of your available space.


User-friendly design features in our baskets, such as ergonomic handles, smooth edges, and sturdy material construction, facilitate product transport while keeping basket contents safe.


Unlike their more utilitarian counterparts, we can design baskets with eye-pleasing aesthetics as well as functionality in mind to display your products to their best advantage.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Our handling baskets tolerate multiple cleaning procedures and treatments. They’ll safely contain your products through repeated cleaning cycles without the basket experiencing degradation.


A diverse range of industries benefit from using handling baskets in their operations. Some of the industries we support include:

  • Automotive
  • Consumer products
  • Foodservice
  • Furniture
  • Laboratory and medical equipment
  • OEM parts
  • POP displays

Handling Basket Solutions From Rockford Specialties

Backed by more than 40 years of experience, Rockford emphasizes quality in our products as well as our customer service. Our family-owned, ISO 9001:2015-certified company is headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, in the heartland of America. We make our baskets and related offerings in the USA utilizing state-of-the-art wire forming and laser-cutting technology so that we “Make It Right the First Time, Every Time.”

Contact us today to discuss your needs with our dedicated customer service team, or request a customized quote for your project. We look forward to speaking with you.