About us

The origins of Caterbox go back to 1989 whereby a family run business has steadily grown to become one of the UK’s leading suppliers of glassware, chinaware and general catering box suppliers to the Outside Catering and Equipment Hire Industry.

Nowadays, 30 years on, the premises and people may have changed but the ethos certainly hasn’t. Today we’re bigger, better and brighter; with a strong spirit, dedicated customer focus and a wealth of industry wise knowledge. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent ‘going-the-extra-mile’ service alongside a fantastic and vast range of solutions to pack, protect, stack & store your equipment.

Our customers are incredibly important to us and most of our new business is “word of mouth” – we believe there is no higher recommendation. Read our Customer Testimonials to explore what our satisfied clients have to say…

Thank you for visiting our web site, we trust you will find what you are looking for. Should you require something different or bespoke, please contact us as we would be happy to help turn your ideas into a reality, it’s all part of the Caterbox service.

What Sets Us Apart

With all the years of experience we have, it is needless to say that we provide the best customer support for all of your storage requirements, which we will vigorously follow. Bundled under the same roof for 30 years, we have become a family and we have NEVER failed a project, in fact, most of our clients were 101% satisfied!

EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF

Over 1000 products from the widest range of customisable boxes and dividers. Created with the event & catering industry in mind.

ORDERS TO MEASURE

Our products are almost made to measure by default. However sometimes storage needs to be a little more bespoke. Let's make it happen!

QUICK TURNAROUNDS

Knowing full well how fast moving the event and catering industry is, we’re equipped with extensive stock and a proactive team to deliver!

WORLD CLASS CUSTOMER SERVICE

Highest quality services GUARANTEED! We regularly keep you updated with the progress of your order. We handle every order with care from enquiry to delivery.

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

Our helpful team offers extensive product knowledge to help find the perfect storage solutions for your glass and chinaware. Thus, delivering the perfect box that will save space, time and money.

TOP QUALITY PRODUCTS

All products are made from the highest quality materials, all to food hygiene standards, very easy to handle and highly durable. We really do take pride in the products we supply!

ONLINE & CONNECTED

Place your order when it suits you with our easy to use webstore. Need help? Get on touch with our friendly team weekdays 8.30 till 5pm. Why not follow us on social media for the latest?

ECO FRIENDLY COMPANY

Our products are made from a recyclable plastic, specially selected for longevity so you can choose a product that will last a lifetime. An environment friendly alternative to the single use cardboard box.

Our history

'89

The story of Caterbox started in 1989 when we noticed the lack of storage solutions in the day-by-day world. Therefore, we started creating boxes to suit our customer's requirements. Caterbox began to manufacture custom made wooden boxes, with and without compartments. Mostly for storing and transporting glasses, cup, plates and catering equipment on hire.

'90

In 1990 we teamed up with the UK's leading corrugated sheet manufacturer to bring forth to the world the FIRST Corrugated plastic Glassjack also known as Correx Glassware Storage Boxes. Since then, Pack, Protect & Store became our definition.

'93

However, that wasn't good enough for us and in 1993 we introduced both full & half size Euro containers forming our Euro Stacking Container range, which we adapted to store plates and glasses with a comprehensive range of divider combinations.

'98

And we just continued going forward to another major breakthrough in 1998 when we introduced the FIRST Glass Wash & Store Crate. Its footprint compatible with conveyor washing machines meaning glassware could get to its location safely and clean, reducing any unnecessary labour involved in the cleaning process. Handling and breakages where reduced, a godsend for event hire companies across the UK.

'05

IIn 2005 we improved our custom made boxes by switching the marital from wood to plastic, this meant our Bespoke Boxes are hygienic, lightweight, durable and water resistant. This product became more suited for use in the modern catering environment.

'14

And Then we started to think outside the box! In 2014 we partnered up with World Leading Dishwasher Rack Manufacture FRIES. Caterbox became the FRIES UK distributor stocking the full range of Dishwasher Racks, Glasswasher Baskets & Conveyor Racks, providing expertise across the ranges. Customise in-house to the exact measurement required, these racks are purposely designed for washing, storing and transporting glasses efficiently thus reducing handling and increasing productivity.

'16

We have always relied on our manufacturers to provide printing when needed, which had extended lead times significantly affecting our normal efficient service. In 2016, we had enough of making our customers wait and introduced our very own In house print service. Promoting your brand couldn’t be simpler, with a choice of thermal graphic print and multi colour vinyl labels our products are now even more customisable then before. This fast and flexible print service offers unlimited media options including text, logo’s, barcodes and even QR codes.

'20

2020 saw us update our cutting systems to the latest digital technology. This allowed us to significantly improve the design of our box dividers thus producing a product with smooth rounded edges for better washing results and improved all round usability. With our new system in place we were able to create a new Plate Wash and Store Crate range with individual slotted compartments allowing water and air to circulate throughout the crate.

Now

Today, we are as eager as ever to satisfy our customers and provide world-leading services. Pack, Protect, Store continues to define us, continuously looking at new initiatives to support this demanding industry. Helping people streamline their business the Caterbox way for over 32 years! We are very proud to be the number one choice for specialised storage solutions.