are a distributor of high quality shopfitting equipment
mainly but not exclusively trolleys and baskets.
Stocking and selling only the best of what we can source
we pride ourselves on delivering premium customer
service. Our customer base has grown since we started
trading in 2005 and is very wide from large to small
retailers, nationwide department stores, convenience
stores, garden centres, farmshops, shopfitters, online
retailers & many more.
In the UK we hold a large
stock of new, refurbished and second hand European made
supermarket shopping trolleys, hand baskets, trolley
baskets and accessories ready to despatch. Customisation
such as logo or strap line printing, brand colour
matching or even bespoke designs are all available,
please contact us with your requirements. We are mainly
focussed on the markets in the UK and Ireland but we are
always happy to quote for shipping our products
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We hold a large selection of small, mid sized and large
supermarket trolleys in stock. Formbar is a UK
distributor for Marsanz so we hold new and second hand Marsanz trolleys
direct from the factory in our warehouse from 25 litre
to 240 litre. Second hand and refurbished standard
trolleys are also available, the stock, style and make
of these do vary so please contact us with your
requirements. Standard trolleys have a variety of
options: handle colour, custom branded handles, trolley
locks (fitted FOC), baby seats, twin seats, newborn
seats or wire cradles for newborn car seats.
Formbar’s most popular trolley by far is the 80 litre
light shopping trolley. The daily shopper is a design
that is popular with retailers customers as they do not
have to bend to retrieve heavy items at the checkout. We
have new and refurbished models in stock. There are
handle colour options, a customisation opportunity on
the handle and we can fit £1 trolley locks FOC if
required. We always have these trolleys in stock so we
can usually deliver in just 3 days, customisation can
take between 2 and 6 weeks.
We always have two specialist trolleys in stock the
Children’s Trolley and the Disabled Trolley but we can
have made to order the whole Marsanz range of speciality
trolleys or we can source on the second hand market
exactly what you require giving the benefit of choice on
our quotes. Our Children’s trolley is a mini replica
wire trolley with a 25 Litre capacity. It is very
popular with children and amuses them in store when
their parents are shopping. Our Disabled trolley is for
use with a wheel chair and has a 62L capacity basket, if
required we can also supply wheelchairs. Specialist
trolleys can improve customer retention as if they know
they will be able to use the right trolley for them or
keep their children happy then they are much more likely
to return to the retailer.
The Ellipse is our exclusive 25 Litre Oval Wire Hand
Basket, developed in response to customer requests for
an ergonomic basket that would set them apart from the
large grocery retailers. We hold the patent on this
design and it is a product we are very proud of. We have
5 standard coloured handles on our oval basket but for
relatively small minimums we are able to brand match the
Also in stock we have the standard rectangular wire
baskets in both a 19 and 23 litre size. In these baskets
you have the choice of red, blue or green handles or
again we can customise these if a low minimum order
quantity is met.
Finally one of our absolute best sellers in the 24 litre
plastic shopping baskets that we stock in red, blue,
green and black. For a minimum order of 100 units we can
have a one-colour die-stamp brand applied to these. Our
plastic hand basket has one durable handle for ease of
use and it is a very good quality basket with a long
retail life. We have stackers for all our baskets of
varying sizes. Static plinths, large capacity mobile
basket collectors and low mobile frames are all
Formbar only stock and sell the original and best
patented Shop and Roll Trolley Basket system. This
trolley basket has much greater durability and customer
satisfaction than others on the market. Available we
have two sizes of this wheeled basket with a telescopic
handle the 34 and 52 litre sizes. Logo branding can be
applied to these baskets with options for as low as just
100 units. Popular with shoppers the trolley basket can
increase customer spend due to the extra capacity and
ease of use when compared to a hand basket.
Folding or nesting flatbeds have so many uses. We hold
two sizes in stock one with a 27 Litre top basket and
the other a 55 litre capacity basket. The lower flatbeds
both hold up to 250kgs. Known as Garden Centre, Techno
Garden, DIY, Stock and Merchandise trolleys they are
very popular with our customers. Again we have both new
and refurbished available and there are colour options,
customisable handles and we can fit £1 locks FOC prior
to despatch if required.
Storage & Maintenance
If you need an outdoor trolley shelter or indoor rails
for gathering your trolley fleet our engineers are able
to install a variety of solutions on site. Good quality
trolley storage can improve retention as the fleet is
We are able to arrange UK wide trolley servicing and
maintenance. We can install new branded handles,
castors, repair welds or fully refurbished your fleet
including re-plating the wire, an environmentally and
financially sound way of updating your fleet. Formbar
also supply Checkouts, Board trolleys, Heavy duty flat
beds and much more.
A comprehensive list of available products is below but
always call our experts on 01865 858590 or email and we
will be very pleased to help you source exactly what you
need at the best price we can.
pleased to announce that we have been published in the
The Garden Centre Retail Independent Business Supplement
for November 2018!
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to pages 26-27
Thank you for dropping off the baskets. They are working so well, selling more and more.
I am so pleased, I think they are fantastic trolleys. They are so much easier than the heavy, bent wire ones everyone knows outside supermarkets. I am hoping more and more shops will take them on over the next couple of years.
Would you mind if I sued your comment on my website? It is lovely to have your feedback, I rarely know what happens to my trolleys once they leave my warehouse!
Simon Cairns , The Island Grocer, Waiheke Island, Auckland
They have arrived and... WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM!!!
Richard Roberts, Trustee
Emma, Thank you, goods received today. Excellent and prompt service.
Julie Campbell, National Trust, Giants Causeway
We are really happy with the design of the baskets, having looked for shopping baskets for our new visitor centre we wanted something that would be in keeping with our modern shop fittings and colour scheme, whilst also being practical and the Ellipse fitted the bill brilliantly."
Janice Quilter , Jarrolds Department Store
We were looking for a high quality, exclusive basket to fit with the unique and contemporary shopping experience our independent department store offers our customers. The Ellipse fitted the brief perfectly and we were able to brand colour match the handles so they look great in our store.
Adam Vincent, Dike & Son Ltd
The Ellipse is a high quality basket that helps to underline the differences between our store and the standard food retailers. Plus the extra capacity puts extra pounds in our tills so it is a real winner!
John Keavney, Sam McCauley Chemists
We are very pleased with the Ellipse Basket and they are also well liked by our customers. They look very smart in our stores stacked securely in the custom mobile cradle. The ergonomic rounded sides make them very safe to use which fits with our local family pharmacy ethos.”
Tony Palmer, Squires Garden Centres
Formbar's Trolley baskets are really popular with our customers. We have the 52L in our branches and they are always in use. Customers find them easy to manoeuvre and have a much more enjoyable shopping experience without the heavy basket to carry.