HK Timbers News & Events


​There is always something happening at HK Timbers so make sure you revisit our site to find out what we are up to. We regularly attend industry sector shows and events and will be pleased to let you know where we will be exhibiting next. Remember to sign up for our newsletter so that we can let you know the latest news.

To see our range of products please visit us at the forthcoming events

AHDB Potatoes Event - Postharvest Showcase
Thursday 27th July 2017

SUTTON BRIDGE (Potatoes): Eastbank, Wingland,        Sutton Bridge, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 9YD
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Potatoes in Practice 2017
Thursday 10th August 2017

The James Hutton Institute: Balruddery Farm,

Invergowrie, Dundee, DD2 5LJ.
For more information visit:

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Laughton Lane, Morton, Gainsborough
Lincolnshire  DN21 3ET UK



Tel: 01427 611 311


Details below of Archived News

Cereals Show 2015

June 2015


Sales Executive Terry Royston said 'The Cereals event is an ideal opportunity for us to catch up with existing and potential customers and 2015 was no exception. Cereals enables us to discuss any specific box requirements growers may have. The fact there is a specific ‘potato’ area at the Cereals event provides the opportunity to catch up with anybody involved with aspects of potato production and storage. The Cereals event provides us with the ideal platform to showcase our products and demonstrate the high quality boxes we produce. Examples we took along included ‘gapped’ and ‘close boarded’ vegetable boxes, bolted vertical versions, and our log boxes which are designed with wide gaps to speed up the log drying process...


‘Close Boarded’ and ‘Gapped’ Vegetable Boxes and Log Boxes


If you are currently looking for boxes, whether standard or bespoke, please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss your specific requirements.
Call the Sales Team on 01427 611311 for a no obligation quote.


Cereals Show 2014

June 2014


Sales Executive Terry Royston said 'We relish the opportunity to attend events such as Cereals which is widely known and respected in the farming industry. The weather was superb at Duxford in Cambridgeshire and HK Timbers staff enjoyed the opportunity to meet face to face with both current and potential new customers. The Cereals Show gives us the ideal platform to showcase our products and demonstrate the high quality boxes we produce, samples we took along include closed gapped boxes, standard pototo boxes and log boxes.

Closed Gapped Boxes, Log Boxes & Standard Potato Boxes

The high level of interest we received is indicative of the UK recession lifting. If you are currently looking for boxes whether standard or bespoke please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss your specific requirements.

Call on 01427 816790 for a no obligation quote.

Pallet Link announce new chemical and preservative report

March 2014


Pallet Link have released new information stating there is an imminent EN standard aimed at food processors and supermarkets requiring packaging users to audit any chemicals in packaging.


there have been several legal claims for damages in Europe where traces of wood preservatives have been found in foodstuffs.

At HK Timbers our timber selection is made from Scandinavian, Russian or European supplies with particular emphasis on using reputable mills with a proven record of supplying consistently well graded goods. (No timbers are used from the Lower Gulf areas of Scandinavia as these are found to be too fast grown i.e. weaker)
The principal qualities required of these timbers are that they are purchased on the basis that they are TOTALLY CHEMICAL FREE to prevent any possible contamination to produce stored in them. There are currently NO “food safe” timber treatments available.

Full details about the timber we use can be found on our Services Page under Technical Information.

Call us on 01427 611311 with any queries.

LAMMA Show 2014

January 2014


Sales Executive Terry Royston said 'The Lamma Show was an excellent couple of days spent meeting lots of farming related customers. It was a resounding success for us at HK Timbers, we had a very healthy foot fall through our stand and received a very positive number of sales and enquiries with orders being placed by new and existing customers'.

HK Timbers has the capacity to store 25,000 boxes on site.

With imminent timber price increases, a significant number of customers are taking advantage of current timber prices by placing orders now to fix the price even if they do not want to take delivery until later in the year.

Call us on 01427 611311 to discuss your needs.

Cereals Show 2013

June 2013


HK Timbers exhibited at the Cereals Show at Brant Broughton in Lincolnshire in June. 'The show gives us the opportunity to meet our customers and have a chat about their needs and concerns' says David O'Neill - Managing Director of HK Timbers. 'After the disastrous potato harvest of last year, we wanted to meet our existing and potential customers to put their minds at rest and assure them that their potato and vegetable box requirements can be fulfilled at a moments notice as we have the storage facilities to accommodate 25,000 boxes at any one time'

Just In Time Delivery Is Our USP

Through sector research and customer feedback, HK Timbers identified that 'just in time' delivery was an extremely important issue particularly during volatile weather conditions. You can order your boxes at any time of the year and we will deliver when you require the boxes. We also offer favourable terms for off season orders.
Call us on 01427 611311 to discuss your needs.

The Times Newspaper article

​Jenny Knight November 2012

HK Timber attracted very positive attention from the press and from organisations wanting to improve their production and manufacturing processes when they won the MX Award in 2012.

CBI Award for Most Improved Company

The team at HK Timbers were presented with the CBI Award for Most Improved Company at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2012 at The Dorchester in London on Tuesday 27 November 2012.


The Award was presented to HK Timbers by Richard Butler, Director of the West Midlands at the CBI at a ceremony compered by former politician Michael Portillo...


MX Award winners
November 2012

Manufacturing Excellence, run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, is the most successful and long established manufacturing support programme in the UK, and the only one that provides a detailed benchmarking and assessment process to help improve manufacturing businesses. Managing Director David O'Neill said:

'This has delivered huge improvements right across our business.'

To read more about our success,
click the link on the right ...

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