About Us

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UK Manufacturers of Trailers, Trailer Parts and Spares

ATE (UK) Limited was established in 1995 as Anglia Towing Equipment. We supplied Councils and Public Utilities with trailers and towable equipment parts. As times changed, the plant hire industry became a significant part of our customer base.


“To be a trusted manufacturer of tough trailers and the go-to supplier of towable equipment parts and products”




ATE are now one of the most active, progressive independent distributors of trailers, parts and towed equipment. Our range of products covers plant hire, machinery dealing and repairing and civil engineering. Our customers also consist of public utilities, event hire, government and councils. Additionally, we supply building and agriculture, landscaping and leisure. We have a range of trailers for sale, too. Just contact us!

Our comprehensive range of Towmate Trailers are built to withstand the toughest days. Examples include the Rhino TXDP Plant Trailer, to the Ram TXGD General Purpose Trailer. Many trailers trace their DNA to a domestic or agricultural manufacturing heritage. However, our trailers are designed from the ground up and are tougher than the sites you work on. Towmate Built Rugged® trailers can handle any job, built with safety features to surpass any other.

Our parts division; AlphaParts, stock spares for most makes and models from leading brands. This includes lighting towers and compressors. Stocked lines are available to click and collect from our offices in Colchester, or to buy online. We offer next working day delivery as standard to UK mainland customers on stocked lines. You can order as late as 4:30pm the day before – and you will still benefit from next day delivery.

We are committed to maximising towed fleet efficiency and have built our parts service around our customers. We are now an approved supplier to some of the UK’s largest companies. Our comprehensive coverage of popular brands means we can provide you with the complete solution.

For any questions about our business or our products please do contact us!

“Part of our vision is to achieve success through continuous improvement”.

Steve Bradshaw

Managing Director

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