About Us

Our Aim

Understand your requirements, find the storage solution that suits you, then deliver it to any location as fast as possible.

How do we do this?

  • We are a 3rd generation family business, who operate from our long established Sales Office and Warehouses in Romsey
  • Our sales team have over 100 years of combined experience and will always research the best possible solution available on the market today
  • We maintain an unrivalled range and stock of Plastic Storage Boxes, Containers, Crates and other storage products for every application
  • Our close ties with UK, European and US manufacturers ensure we deliver competitive prices to our customers globally

Who we supply to

Such a diverse product range and the solutions we can offer leads to all manner of diverse customers including the following and more:

  • NHS
  • Central Government
  • MOD & Military suppliers
  • Emergency Services
  • Worldwide Customers
  • Local Authorities
  • Utility Companies
  • Schools, Universities & Colleges
  • All Primary Industries
  • Domestic Customers

Being based in the Solent area, we have developed close ties to the local marine industry. Our watertight cases and kegs are found on craft all over the globe, including cruise liners, luxury yachts and racing yachts.

We are a major supplier of storage containers to Educational Institutions nationwide. Our advisory service to our educational customers is unrivalled through years of experience in finding the best possible solutions suited for various learning environments.

Our Box Hire Service

We hire crates and boxes to Commercial and Domestic customers in the Hampshire and Solent Area. Short or Long term hire available with boxes delivered or collected. See our Crate Hire Service page for more information.

Our History

Solent Plastics is owned by Stanley Butcher & Sons Ltd, who commenced business in 1928 and for many years concentrated on the bakery and pharmaceutical industries. With the advent of new regulations from the EU governing plastic products and food preparation, Stanley Butcher & Sons Ltd were the first agents in the UK to offer a wide range of Polythene Containers & Associated products.

Trading as Solent Plastics since 1972, we import and supply to all industries with despatches every working day to customers across the UK and worldwide.


  • We despatch same day whenever possible
  • We use Next Day Courier and Pallet Services to enable us to provide the most cost effective and speedy delivery of your orders
  • We can offer SAME DAY parcel delivery for those time critical orders, ask us for details
  • Our own van delivery service operates locally covering the Hampshire and Solent area on a daily basis
  • You can also click and collect stock items same day from our Warehouse
  • We source the most ethical packaging using 100% recycled material which saved 99 trees in 2018

Ordering & Payment

  • No minimum order policy for all customers
  • All major debit / credit cards accepted
  • We also provide Pro-Forma Invoicing, with payment by Card, BACS or Cheque.
  • Purchase Orders accepted from Local/Central Government, MOD, Charities, Educational, NHS Trusts and other public sector organisations