We design and supply custom-made multi-run products very competitively in large and small quantities. But we can manufacture your existing designs quickly and cost effectively too.
Lowe are CE Accredited
Lowe are one of the very few stillage manufactures within Europe that have been accredited with CE marking, BS EN ISO 8611-3:2012, BS EN ISO 445:2013 and ISO 9001 2015.
Understanding your requirements
We understand that one size doesn’t fit all. So we take the time to gain a clear understanding of your quality, cost and delivery expectations.
Our aim is to build lasting relationships with our customers so that we can advise on the most efficient and cost effective solution for your needs. Over time this means we get involved in your production process and help you achieve the efficiency gains you need to remain competitive in your markets.
Design and prototyping
We create designs using 3D CAD models or 2d drawings.
Using CAD data we are able to reduce lead times to prototype. With our wealth of industry knowledge and experience, we are able to help our customers redesign their stillages to their specific requirements, helping to improve overall productivity and save on storage and transportation cost.
We can carry out site visits in order to fully understand your production, health and safety and quality needs.
Our Manufacturing Capabilities
All of our fabrications are manufactured in-house here in the UK. We have the capacity to manufacture, manage and schedule large orders into production within tight deadlines. We regularly work on projects that require a quick turn-around for our customers. Send us a photo, drawing or even a product, and we can produce the perfect logistical/storage solution, be that a trolley, stillage or cage. When designing/manufacturing we will take into consideration your budget, weight capacity, production process and delivery requirements to ensure your satisfaction.
We have many different types of finishes and surface treatment available on our products, these include:
powder coating in any standard RAL or
- mixed upon request.
We can also add logos onto any of our products, be that through engraved metal plates or with stickers.
We have an enviable reputation in designing, manufacturing and supplying any form of dunnage to any specification that you may require to protect your goods and services whilst in transit. Dunnage works by acting as a cushion when looking to put a product on a stillage. Being a bespoke manufacturer, Dunnage is essential, with companies constantly looking to find storage/logistical solution’s for carrying valuable products. Companies within the automotive and aerospace industry look to bespoke manufactured products with dunnage to carry around valuable parts as it prevents damage during the transportation process.
We operate in our own custom built production unit covering 1.09 Acres in the heart of the Staffordshire Countryside, allowing us easy access to all UK motorways.
We manufacture from three factory units; two are for production and one is a dedicated painting facility. Our design office operates using the Solid Works 3D 2008 and offers a design service incorporating:
We have Pressbrake, Guillotine and Fabrication Facilities, complemented by our skilled Fabrication Engineers, all of whom hold welding qualifications certified to ISO 9606/1:2013 and also hold Welding Inspectors qualifications BSEN ISO 5817/2007 Quality level C.
What sets us apart from our competitors?
Firstly, over many years we have worked closely with our clients in providing solutions to their complex material handling storage/trolley etc. requirements. Problem solving is our strength, whatever the issue we can provide a solution.
Lowe deliver a complete solution to your material handling requirements. From your initial concept, we produce a detailed 3D design, working with you all the way through the design process, until reaching an agreed drawing.
Our purpose-built production facility is based in the heart of Staffordshire. We custom build every fabrication, taking the steel from its rawest state straight through to a high-quality product. Our fabrications are built by skilled engineers to last. During every stage of the production process our products are inspected to ensure the highest standards.
Long Term Relationships
We pride ourselves not only on just providing the perfect product/ solution, but the relationship that we have with our customers for the foreseeable future. If you have any issues or problems that need solving further down the line, we will always be here to assist.
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EST SINCE: 1993
Since 1993 Lowe has been a preferred supplier of high quality stillages, trolleys and material handling equipment to companies such as JCB, DHL and FedEx . We have become industry leaders in providing bespoke solutions and pride ourselves on the competitive edge our designs provide to our customers.
What do you manufacture in you company?
We manufacture standard cage/containers Stillages/pallets as well as bespoke items. We also can design the dunnage system to support any product storage requirements offering ideal nesting, handling and surface treatment protection, as well as maximising your transport volumes.
Lowe can design and manufacture Trolleys to carry any product that you require. We offer a huge amount of wheels, castors and towing systems, as well as bespoke dunnage and weight capacity.
What type of accreditation do Lowe hold?
We are accredited to ISO 9001-2008 quality systems and offer full design capability. All of our fabrications are manufactured in house here in the Midlands. Lowe can offer various Surface Treatments to suit your requirements including Wet Spray, Powder Coating and Galvanising.
What is a stillage?
A stillage is usually designed and manufactured using steel and is used for separating and carrying goods, for example to move them around a factory floor or to aid in the transportation of goods.
Stillages can benefit your business by reducing the time it takes to load and unload your products during transportation to warehouses, or directly to end users.
Quality stillages will improve operational efficiency and productivity in your factory or warehouse. Our stillages are often manufactured to be stackable, maximising factory floor space and helping your factory to become more organised, making it easier to find the products you want when you need them.
Some stillages include a drop-front or top which makes it easier to add or remove products from the stillages when they are stacked. For smaller items, we incorporate a hatch door so you can quickly access what you need.
We pride ourselves on our bespoke metal stillage manufacture. Stillages can be customised to meet the needs of your business; whether you need more flexibility in your factory systems, safer storage or more secure transportation.
Can you help me with the design of a stillage?
Many customers approach us with an idea, a drawing or even a manufactured example of the steel stillage they’re looking for. Using our years of experience, our experts will design and produce a stillage that meets your needs.
We have designed and produced bespoke stillage designs for many customers, incorporating features to create truly unique products such as removable pallet legs, forklift guides, and removable partitioning.
Why choose Lowe for Stillages?
The fabrications that are manufactured at our production facility are designed and built by Engineers and made to last. Unlike the more 'off the shelf' material handling equipment, our fabrications are well built to stand robust use. Any fabrication can be load tested to the customers specific requirements and can carry CE accreditation if required.
We pride ourselves in the ability to work quickly and efficiently to interpret your requirements from initial design through to fabrication. From the very small piece part items through to 5 tonne fabrications in one piece.
Our skilled time served Engineers have a wealth of experience in a wide variety of industries including, vehicle manufacturing, material handling, construction, aircraft manufacturing.
All our equipment is manufactured to BS EN ISO 8611-3:2012 and BS EN ISO 445:2013.MIG/TIG welding can be accommodated.