BIL Materials

About us

BIL Material Handling is a UK manufacturing division within the BIL Group based in Calne, Wiltshire.

We can trace our origins back to 1972 with the introduction of our sister division BIL Castors and Wheels. The Materials Handling division was formed a few years later and was initially known for the introduction of the Skoots Moving System, an innovative, portable lifting system used for moving large, heavy products over short distances.

With an ongoing aim to incorporate further manufacturing capabilities and added quality control procedures, an MBO of the whole group took place in 2007 and a new forward thinking management team was put in place.

Following the MBO and the success of the Skoots Moving System, the division moved forward into tooling and manufacturing a range of high-quality modular sack trucks. These now form the market leading brand known as AluTruk® used by many household industry names throughout the UK. AluTruk showed various industry sectors how important choosing the right sack truck can be and continues to do so to this day!


Customer feedback significantly influences our business model. Listening to and interacting with our customers allows us to improve current and potential new product lines. Our standard materials handling solutions are extensive but we will always consider bespoke projects and welcome all enquiries. We have the experience, the facilities and the expertise to deliver this.

The team

The key element in our success is our staff. We are like a family (some of us actually are!) and work closely together to ensure we are always maximising our potential and growing together, not just as individuals. We share the same core values; Quality, Innovation, Service & Flexibility and always want what is best for our customers. Our standards are consistently high and we work with our customers as partners to achieve the results we all want.


In recent times, the division along with its sister division BIL Castors and Wheels has continued to grow with ever increasing stocks being held at headquarters making despatch of our standard lines quicker to you the customer. Alongside our leading brands, we now provide a huge range of trucks and trolleys, dray equipment, skates and jacks and more.

Quality control

All of our ranges are manufactured to ISO9001:2015 standards and are independently tested and certified to the specified load capacities so you can be sure that the product is of high quality and is fully suitable for your needs and requirements.

Our main goal is to simply provide the very best quality product to satisfy our customers’ requirements – this underpins our continued success.

What next for you, the customer?

If you have any requirements for materials handling products or need any help or guidance on how to solve a materials handling challenge we are here to help. By contacting us with your requirements we not only respond quickly but we offer you the assurance that we will do whatever it takes to find the right products or solution for you! Our dedicated team are always on hand to assist in any way we can.

Get in touch now to see how we can help.



Our tried-and-tested range of aluminium hand, platform and specialist trucks are lighter than steel but just as strong.



Our new durable BILTruk range of hand trucks available in aluminium or steel and a choice of pneumatic or puncture proof tyres.



Our professional range of Skoots Moving Systems. Load capacities ranging from 600kg – 5000kg.

Skates and jacks


Range of skates & jacks with varying load capacities up to 60 tonnes! Designed to move heavy products over short distances.


See our range of high quality trolleys, whether you require steel / aluminium, welded or modular, upright or convertible we have the option for you.

Handling equipment


A range of our various handling equipment to be used for the safe movement, storage and control of goods and products.


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When looking for a supplier of product & materials handling equipment, you’ll want expert knowledge and experience. As the original manufacturer of the renowned Skoots Moving System, we’ve more than 40 years experience in this field and are a leading supplier of solutions to clients both large and small.


Get fast, no fuss delivery across mainland UK with most orders often being delivered within three working days. Call our experienced team to help give you the right advice on which solution would best suit your needs. Call us on 01249 822 222 today.


Imitated by many, surpassed by none - our quality in is the detail.

We are ISO 9001:2015 accredited as a manufacturer, designer and developer of materials handling equipment and our Quality Management System forms the backbone of our organisation.

Testing and quality control is standard at BIL and our Skoots® products have been extensively field tested and also evaluated by independent test laboratories within the UK. All products are CE marked where appropriate.

Further information about our product and quality management is on our Quality page.