PKL Group is the UK’s 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.

The company was 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 its head office in Bishop’s Cleeve, just outside of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, PKL has 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, thus starting the next exciting chapter in the PKL Group story.

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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.