Our Long & Proud History of being Your Workplace Partner
From humble beginnings in 1893 to highly trusted 21st century name today. In our many years a lot has changed since we started out as a manufacturer of labour saving trucks and trolleys. Now we are one of the UK's market leaders in the distance selling of industrial and commercial equipment.
Today we manufacture and distribute over 45,000 high quality products covering everything you need for the workplace; from handling and lifting and premises equipment to retail and office supplies, including many new ideas to help keep your business running smoothly. We can also tailor any product to match your specifications, further reinforcing our ability to suit all of your workplace requirements.
With over 125 years of experience, quality and choice combined with FREE delivery. We are committed to providing our customers with an extensive product range, outstanding service and efficient delivery. As part of this commitment we offer FREE next day delivery on all stock lines.
Our no quibble guarantee and 12 month warranty scheme give you complete peace of mind and we can also offer you an instant credit account to make life even easier. Nothing is too much trouble, we'll do all we can to accommodate your needs, we don't do gimmicks, just great value and fantastic service, a package we think you'll find hard to beat.
Our founder, Harry Crowther Slingsby obtained his first orders for trucks.
H.C Slingsby obtains his first patent for the Slingsby Sliding Wheel Truck.
The world's first truck shop is opened at 30 Grays Inn Road, London.
The largest truck establishment in the world is opened at Old Street, London. At this time Slingsby also became the first international truck builder.
Slingsby become the first company in the world to export trucks by air. In the photograph above you can see the trucks being dismantled for transport.
After working for over 50 years in the business, founder H.C Slingsby dies on 15th June 1943.
HC Slingsby PLC is floated on the Stock Exchange and the manufacture of the Hydraulic Pallet Trucks commences in the UK.
A new rotational moulding plant commences operation.
The Slingsby catalogue count surpases 1,000 pages worth of products. Further supplying the needs of organisations.
Slingsby purchases a new premises. A state-of-the-art, 5 acre advanced warehousing and distribution facility to meet the growing demand for our products.
Slingsby starts to offer next day delivery on all stocked lines.
Winner of Best Industrial & Warehouse Supplies Business at the Direct Commerce Awards.
Slingsby announce their exclusive UK partnership with Kongamek.
Slingsby celebrates its 125th Anniversary and Morgan Morris is appointed as Group Chief Executive of Slingsby.
As a part of ongoing efforts to improve the customer experience, Slingsby have launched their brand new website.