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About PKL2019-08-20T16:22:46+00:00

About PKL Group

PKL Group has nearly 30 years of experience in supplying temporary and permanent modular kitchens and catering equipment around the world.

We are a world leading provider of outsourced catering infrastructure solutions. This includes the supply of temporary kitchens and catering equipment for hire, major event kitchen complexes, permanent modular kitchen buildings, the complete management of catering equipment estate assets, and containerised and modular kitchen facilities for overseas clients.

We were formed in 1988 when former Chairman Peter Joy identified a niche for the provision of rented heavy duty catering equipment within a freestanding, standardised portable unit. Now operating from our head office in Bishop’s Cleeve, just outside of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, we have successfully completed over 10,000 temporary kitchen hires throughout the UK and around the world.

In August 2019, PKL was acquired by Lowe Rental, a world leading supplier of refrigeration and catering equipment for rental. Lowe operate globally, and have locations around the world, including the USA, the UAE and Asia. This provides truly global coverage for the provision of temporary and permanent catering infrastructure.

To find out more about PKL Group, see our main website at www.pkl.co.uk. To find out more about Lowe Rental, please visit www.lowerental.com.

Our Experience

With a management and senior operations team that has a collective experience of well over 100 years of working for the company and a purpose built head office and warehouse facility, PKL offers an unrivalled level of products and service within the industry including 600 purpose built Portable Kitchen units and 10,000 items of catering equipment available to hire.

In addition to temporary kitchen solutions, PKL also supplies permanent modular kitchen buildings, which are designed and constructed off site. We have supplied around 300 permanent kitchen buildings over the last few years.

PKL has delivered a range of temporary and permanent solutions, both throughout the UK and around the world, in a wide variety of end user sectors. As well as serving many public and private sector markets on a daily basis throughout the UK, we are vastly experienced in delivering solutions around the world for projects such as the Commonwealth and Olympic Games and rapid response camp kitchens for Military and Charitable organisations.

We are registered on a number of public sector frameworks, including ESPO and NHS SBS meaning that we are pre-tendered to supply public sector and Government contracts. The company also holds ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 accreditation, and in 2009 was awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade Category.

Our International Team

PKL employs over 100 people, all of whom are dedicated to the preparation, project management, supply and management of temporary and permanent modular catering infrastructure projects. However, we also have a specialist team of staff who will be your first port of call when it comes to international projects, who are outlined below.

Peter Schad
Peter SchadInternational Sales Director
Edward Lyons
Edward LyonsInternational Business Development Manager
Jack Hughes
Jack HughesInternational Business Development Executive
Karsten Heard
Karsten HeardDesign & Technical Development Manager
Tim Osborne
Tim OsborneProjects Manager
William Perry
William PerryFinance Director
Sam Christie
Sam ChristieMarketing Manager
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