About Us

Alison Handling is Europe's largest independent stockist of new plastic storage boxes, plastic boxes, plastic trays, plastic skips, plastic totes, plastic pallets and plastic pallet boxes. At Alison Handling, we are proud of our reputation for the right product, at the right price, at the right time, promptly delivered from stock, coupled with an enviable level of customer service. Alison Handling is also environmentally responsible and all our plastic storage solutions are fully recyclable.

Our quality plastic storage boxes are ideal for both industrial and domestic use. Whether you require large plastic containers for commercial bulk storage, stack & nest plastic containers to maximise storage yet save space when not in use, small parts storage or plastic pallets and wheeled dollies for ease of movement, Alison Handling can help. Our plastic containers, available in a vast selection of colours and sizes, have the versatility for use in food & catering, horticulture, entertainment / hospitality, industry & manufacturing, retail, waste management and recycling, health care and education. 

With such a vast choice of plastic storage boxes on the market and size, strength, colour, security seals, ventilation, ability to nest / collapse to save space, lidded or open top, wheeled dolly compatibility for maneuverability and new or second hand options to consider, choosing the right plastic box is complicated! You can rely on Alison Handling’s specialist knowledge and experience to advise you on the most cost effective, efficient storage solution. As independent suppliers, stocking plastic boxes from all the leading manufacturers, we are able to source the best plastic storage solution for your needs in terms of value, convenience and practicality, rather than having to compromise from a limited selection. In addition to our vast stock of new plastic containers, Alison Handling also buy and sell used plastic boxes, crates, totes and pallets, as well as offering plastic box rental.

Established in 1988, Alison Handling is a family business, named after the daughter of the founders Tony and Andrea Dearden with Alison now helping to manage the company. Our UK warehouses are centrally located in Preston, close to the M6 motorway, for easy nationwide accessibility to facilitate prompt, reliable delivery of your plastic storage boxes from stock. We supply plastic storage solutions to many households names including Wm Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsburys, Northern Foods, Premier Food Group, Nestle, Weetabix, K P Foods, Del Monte, Allied Bakeries, 2 Sisters Food Group, House of Fraser, British Gas, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Royal Bank of Scotland and Fujitsu.

Why Choose Alison Handling?

  • Choice, value, experience and advice
  • Experienced sales team with several members having over 30 years industry experience.
  • Competitive price with NO MINIMUM ORDER VALUE - discounts available on larger quantities.
  • Wide range of colours held in stock
  • Prompt delivery – we can despatch most items from stock the same day.
  • Health & Safety – in order to ensure your company is Health & Safety legislation compliant, we have wheeled dollies and plastic pallets available for the easy movement of your plastic storage solutions.
  • Environmentally friendly – all our plastic boxes are fully recyclable and most are produced from recycled materials. Being long lasting, plastic boxes are kinder to the environment than less durable cardboard alternatives.
  • Work with all the leading manufacturers both in the UK and overseas.