About us

Distribution Maintenance was established in 1982 and is a family run business. Over the years we have grown to become one of the largest leading UK service suppliers within the warehouse and distribution industry. Between the 4 Directors, we have over 70 years combined experience within the roll cage sector including servicing of thermotainers, stillages & warehouse racking. Our success has been built on reputation and good working relationships with our current clients ranging from small companies to large national high street names and multi-national corporations.

Our history

Our company story began more than 30 years ago when Michael Howell, our Chairman and Founder, set up the company in 1982. The company started to respond to the increasing demand from small food retailers, wholesalers and the banking sector, looking for a dedicated repair facility.  

We then grew our high quality repair services and supply of reliable, refurbished transit equipment to become one of the most respected and experienced companies in this field, supplying a broad range of industry sectors. 

A shortage of transit equipment can damage your business and reputation overnight so we understand the importance of speed of service to keep the wheels of your transit equipment turning.


Why use us? 

We appreciate that there are other mobile providers of repair services, but without the extensive experience or dedicated repair centre to become real experts like ourselves.

  • 36 years of experience and expertise in the repair and refurbishment of transit equipment.
  • A quality assured, fast nationwide repair service
  • Delivery of refurbished equipment bought is available across Europe
  • Choose off-site repairs at our repair centre or our mobile repair service
  • Reconditioned roll cages or thermotainers can be delivered to your premises within 24 hours, subject to peak periods.
  • Most of the pre-used equipment we sell is as good as new.
  • Safe Contractor approved 


Why use us?

We have 36 years of experience in our trade and our many clients trust us completely to deliver a fast, reliable service and carry out expert repairs or full refurbishment of their roll cages or thermotainers. As an approved Safe Contractor you can be rest assured you are dealing with a professional and capable supplier. 

Reliable service

Fast turnaround

Value for money

Large secure premises

On-site, off-site repairs

Ready supply of refurbished stock

Our people

Our team prides itself on providing prompt and efficient customer service to our clients. Our customer testimonials demonstrate our commitment to providing the highest standards of service. Our many years of experience in the distribution maintenance industry enable us to source the best refurbished equipment and to quote quickly for any repair job required.

Justin Howell


Justin joined the family business back in 1992, when the company consisted of two site vans and a small team, carrying out various roll cage repairs on site.

Justin spotted opportunities within the industry, to buy and sell reconditioned roll cages and other associated equipment.

His good business relationships then led on to repair and supply contracts for large retail companies and the banking sector. Justin has been a major driving force to shape Distribution Maintenance to the growth business it is today.

Justin became a leading Director 10 years ago and now oversees the full daily running of the business.

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Clinton Howell


Clinton started with Distribution Maintenance in 1990, working on the site vans.

As the business started to grow he took over management of the shop floor within our Repair Centre.

He now manages a team of engineers, whilst overseeing quality control and ensuring all orders of reconditioned roll cages are sent out to the standards set and deadlines agreed.

Clinton also became a Director of Distribution Maintenance 10 years ago.

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Danielle McAteer

Sales and Marketing Manager

Danielle has been involved in the distribution industry for over 10 years. She started her career with a packaging company as a Sales Representative. She then went on to become an Account Manager for a large greeting card manufacturer.

Danielle joined the business two years ago and is the Sales & Marketing Manager at Distribution Maintenance, dealing with all sales enquiries, as well as any accounts queries.

Danielle has built a large successful client base and formed very close relationships with our customers.

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“Their expertise and dedication to their work is unrivalled and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any organisation reviewing their roll cage maintenance provider. ”

Paul T - Major UK Wholesale Distributor

Suppliers to a wide range of industries

Our clients from a wide range of industry sectors have been relying on us since 1982 to deliver a dependable repair service and to supply refurbished roll cages. We understand the challenges of distribution in your sector and the importance of keeping your transit equipment wheels rolling. 

Retailers and supermarkets

Food distributors and wholesalers

Healthcare providers

Supply chain and logistics companies

Laundry and linen services

Automotive industry

Travel industries