Stillages – What is a Stillage?


As one of the UK’s largest Stillage manufacturers we fully appreciate that for many people in manufacturing and in business generally, a stillage is not part of the day to day language; many of our clients have never heard of a stillage before coming to us to source one on behalf of their organisation.

As such, we have provided a brief outline of what a Stillage actually is below and provided numerous pictures of the different types of Stillage we can manufacture on the product section of our website.

What are Stillages?

Stillages are steel pallets or skids which carries and offers support for the material they are intended to store of carry – for instance, extruded aluminum in the case of Profile Stillages.

UK Stillage Manufacturer Aluminum Profile Extrusion
Example of Aluminium Profile Stillages


Often, Stillages are used to transport goods safely and without damage – and to ease the process of loading and unloading large numbers of products to transfer them to another truck, or from a truck to a warehouse for instance. 

A good example of this is the glass industry, where A-frame stillages are often used to support sheets of glass for transport. The glass is strapped to the A-frame, which leans inward, and can then be transported with less likelihood of the sheets breaking or being cracked.

UK Stillage Manufacturer Glass Handling AFrames
UK Stillage Manufacturer Glass Handling AFrames Transport Flatbed

Many Stillages utilise a cage, or solid sides, and it is common for them to be stackable. Others also have specific types of finish – such as galvanisation to ensure durability, or coasters to allow for easy movement. 

Another common use for Stillages is as a bin or recycling unit – essentially a large metal box (with or without a lid) which industrial refuse can be collected and easily removed at a later date.

Our focus is large production runs of industrial Stillages made from steel and often involves bespoke designs and manufacture. We regularly work for some of the UK’s largest companies and our experience means we are able to produce a Stillage for most applications.

The information on this website is not exhaustive so please don’t hesitate to call us on 01663 719 300 should you have any questions, require a quotation or wish to discuss a specific project with us. We’d be delighted to help. Or alternatively please fill out the form below and we will respond to you shortly.