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Mezzanine Floors

Maximising the building cube

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Shelving Systems

Solutions for all environments

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Pallet Racking

Storage of palletised goods

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Locker Solutions

Secure personal storage

Whittan Storage Systems is a manufacturing group focused on producing storage equipment and installing solutions of the highest quality.

Through our various brands we supply manufactured storage solutions right across Europe. From trade suppliers to end users, local and international organisations of all sizes benefit from our products every day.

Our product range, which includes Pallet Racking, Static and Mobile Shelving, Lockers, Mezzanines and Multi-Level Storage Solutions, can be used everywhere from distribution centres and retail stock rooms to museums, schools, medical practices and offices.

Our Brands

Our products are distributed through the Group’s extensive portfolio of respected, market-leading brands, throughout Europe. Our customers know that when they purchase our products, they are buying the reliability and peace of mind that comes from dealing with an internationally respected manufacturer with a proven and long-standing track record for excellence.

Find out more about our market leading brands by clicking through to their websites.


Operates in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Germany and the UK. Polypal Retail Display Systems operates throughout Europe.

Press Release


Whittan Intermediate Limited (“Whittan”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Whittan Group, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to acquire Masondixie Limited, the parent company of Lion Steel Equipment Limited (“Lion”), from its management team.

Whittan, backed by funds advised by Bregal Capital LLP (“Bregal”), is a UK-based, pan-European storage equipment manufacturing group.  Whittan manufactures, sells and distributes three core products: pallet racking, shelving and lockers, to a wide range of customers.  It trades under a number of well-established brands including Link 51, Apex, Polypal, Moresecure and Permar.  It has manufacturing facilities in the UK and Spain and its own sales and distribution operations across Europe.

Lion is a UK-based manufacturer of lockers and cabinets, together with a limited range of shelving, and sells under the Probe brand. It is a trade-only supplier, with a distributor network both in the UK and in export markets. Its product range is highly complementary to that of Whittan’s, with a particular specialisation in customised metal lockers as well as lockers made with other materials, including laminates, wood and plastic, for specialist applications. It has two manufacturing facilities located in Hyde, Manchester and Saltney, Chester.

Andrew Butler, Chairman of Whittan, added:  “We are looking forward to welcoming the Lion team to the Whittan group, and capitalising on the many growth opportunities arising from broadening the product range and improving the service capabilities of the combined group”.

Richard Williams, Director of Lion further commented:  “Lion has a long history in the storage solutions trade-only sector.  As part of Whittan we can further improve our overall product and service offering to independent distributors and contractors, both in the UK and overseas”.

The completion of the transaction remains subject to competition clearance.


Whittan Group

Andrew Butler, Chairman

07773 790232

Lion Steel Equipment Limited

Richard Williams, Director

07970 242777

15th July 2016

Case Study

When Dr Martens moved to their new 104,000-square-feet distribution centre, maximising storage capacity and speeding up the picking process were big priorities.

That’s why they turned to Link 51 to provide a bespoke integrated storage system.

The finished solution included 42 runs of wide aisle racking that gave direct access to every one of the 6,700 pallet locations, a mezzanine floor for clothing stock and archive material that used longspan shelving, another with euro shelving to organise returns from Dr Martens’ retail stores, and a separate packing area.

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