Excel Trailers Ltd

Swallow House
Parsons Road
Tyne And Wear
Tyne & Wear
NE37 1EZ
United Kingdom

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With over 20 years experience in the manufacture of mobile catering trailers and catering van conversions, Excel Trailers is known for its superior quality, excellent value for money and professional after-sales service. Based in Harlow, Essex, Excel Trailers have agents throughout the UK and the company is regarded as one of the leading UK manufacturers of mobile catering and exhibition trailers.

Having helped so many caterers start new and successful businesses and already established caterers expand their businesses further, Excel Trailers Ltd invites any potential customers to look around their own factory and witness the skill and quality that goes into every build of a new mobile catering trailer. Customers can also view the progress of their build at any time in the process.

As full supplier members of NCASS (The Nationwide Caterers Association), Excel Trailers can demonstrate that they can continue to meet the high standards expected of the manufacturing process. In addition, the BSI (British Standards Institute) has approved all of the catering equipment they have manufactured, and carries the CE marking.

Though specialising in mobile catering and exhibition trailers, Excel Trailers also cater for extra services such as towbar fitting, trailer servicing, trailer repairs and trailer hire.

Catering equipment

Excel Trailers provides a broad range of catering equipment, from bain maries, boilers for hot water, coffee machines, grinders, cold drinks machines, cold shelves, crepe/donut and waffle machines, extractors, fryers, scuttles, generators, griddles, kebab turners, charcoal grills, rotisseries, ovens, burners, popcorn machines, candy floss machines and refrigeration, plus loads of extra accessories from cups, money draws, fire blankets, hitch locks to spare wheels and waste water containers; we’ve literally got everything you would ever need. Give us a call today to discuss any requirements you may have and we’ll be more than happy to help; plus you’re welcome to come and have a look around.

Catering units and vans

Whether you’re looking for a catering trailer or a motorised unit, we’ve got it covered. Take a look at our website for the range of mobile catering trailers and catering van conversions available. The TRAVELCHEF series is an economically priced mobile catering trailer for the entry level; it’s durable and strong, yet lightweight. This makes it easy to tow or manoeuvre, so good for one person. A motorised catering van, whilst also good for just one person, is an all-in-one vehicle you can actually drive - engine at the front, kitchen at the back. You can supply your own vehicle or the chassis cab only; we do the rest!

Exhibition units

Using our extensive experience, we can work with you to produce an eye-catching design which is both functional and durable. With no heavy lifting or complex procedures involved, you can set your trailer up in a matter of minutes - as an individual! We can build bespoke exhibition or show trailers used for a wide variety of purposes such as raising public awareness, for promoting and selling goods or services, for fundraising and recruitment, simple displaying, for offering hospitality to visitors and for demonstrating equipment. We can also manufacture a basic shell for you if you don’t want to design a unit from scratch.


With a range of mobile catering trailers and general purpose trailers available for hire, you should be able to find exactly what you need with Excel Trailers. Our hire prices start from £35.00 a day for our general purpose trailers.

Whatever you need a mobile catering trailer for, give us a call so we can discuss your requirements and get you on the road! Our stock changes daily, so please call for the latest information on the availability of mobile catering trailers for hire.

To see the terms and conditions of mobile catering trailer hire and general purpose trailer hire, please visit our website.

Number plates

Whether you need a new number plate for the rear of your trailer or need to renew your vehicle’s number plates to get through the MOT, Excel Trailers can make one for you whilst you wait, at our premises in Harlow, Essex.

In order to purchase a number plate, we will require your vehicle registration document and another form of photographic identification, for example a driving licence. DVLA rules state that the number plate must only be issued to the vehicle’s owner.

In addition to number plates we also sell plate holders and clips so you can easily fix your plates to the rear of any trailer.

Towbar fitting

At Excel Trailers we can fit towbars to most vehicles and each towbar is covered by a lifetime guarantee so you don’t have to worry if ever anything goes wrong with it. We can have it repaired or replaced for you, free of charge (terms and conditions apply).

We have many different options available for you, depending on your vehicle, whether you need a flange (the most common type) through to a swan neck, detachable, or one with 7 or 13 pin electrics, we’ve got it covered.

Recognised all over the UK, we only use Witter products. Witter has been designing towbars for many years.

Electrical accessories

From spare light bulbs, 13 amp trailing mains adapters, 7 pin plugs, battery chargers (essential for charging water pumps and 12v batteries), 3 way mains adapters, earth stakes (more event organisers/site owners are advising that generators should be earthed), electric pumps, extension mains leads, moisture proof lights through to mains converter leads, we have all the electrical accessories you could possibly need for your mobile catering trailer or van. All provided at competitive prices.

If there’s something you’re looking for on our website but you can’t find it, just give us a call and we should be able to help you.

Awnings, pelmets and skirts

Are you looking for a fresh new set of side curtains for your mobile catering trailer? You’ve come to the right place. We have a huge selection of side curtains, awnings, pelmets and skirts which give protection from the elements and additionally give your trailer or van the professional look.

We have awning storage bags which will keep your awning in perfect condition when not in use or when in transit. The covers we have in stock are made of 100% waterproof fabric.

If you’re in need of an awning, no problem; an awning can be easily fitted to your trailer or van.

Cooking equipment and accessories

With a large range of bain marie pots and accessories, you won’t be without choice. We also stock many other items from table top essentials like chip fork dispensers, dust shakers, hot dog racks and serviette holders, right through to burger turners, chip scoops, tongs and candy floss bag holders and stick tubs. We also stock spare control knobs, food probes and wipes, griddle stone holders and sneeze guards, just visit our site to see the extensive range of cooking equipment and accessories available; you won’t be disappointed. In the event that you can’t find an item you need, just give us a call.

Food images and replica food

Most customers are inclined to buy what they can already see, rather than from what is written on a menu. Displayed correctly in your mobile catering van or trailer, realistic looking food can really go a long way, even if it’s not necessarily what your customers are looking for at the time - a visual aid is a good reminder to your customers.

At Excel Trailers we have a great selection of replica food and food imagery for your trailer or van. From apples and apricots to carrots, iceberg lettuces and tomatoes; we even stock some of the more uncommon items like mussels and Kiwi piece assortments.

Gas spares and accessories

Equally large in range are our gas spares and accessories. We stock everything you could possibly need from brackets for gas box compartments, burners, changeover regulators, control knobs, compression test points, gas bottle level indicators and lever ball valves. We also have Rinnai gas water heaters which are suitable for heating the water supply to the taps in your mobile catering trailer or van and Sit thermostatic gas control valves; ideal for fryers often found in trailers and vans - it can also be used for hot cupboards and has a variable temperature controller and pressure regulator. Give us a call to discuss your requirements.

Health and safety equipment and signs

With health and safety having an ever increasing importance in the catering industry, you’ll find no shortage of appropriate signs in our stock. Whether you need a standard first aid kit for 1-10 people, fire extinguishers, LPG warning signs and fire blankets, or just a trailer step to make it safer getting in and out of your trailer or van, you’ll find it all here. Get the message across with our “no-smoking” sign and “no cash left on the premises” sign (only £3.50) - just a bit of added peace of mind when you’re leaving your van or trailer parked overnight somewhere.

Locks, hinges, bolts and vents etc

Don’t worry if you have a broken lock, hinge, bolt or roof vent, we can easily supply you with a replacement, all at competitive prices. Check out our website for the vast range we have available. We stock everything from antiluce fasteners (permanent and non-permanent), door retainers (which will stop the door slamming shut in windy weather), roof vents (with telescopic arms allowing the vent to be opened to any side) and we also have T-handles - which have a multitude of uses; they’re lockable and supplied with 2 keys. Alternatively, if you need to discuss anything else, just give us a call.


Don’t let security issues hamper your working day (or night!); we have a reliable range of security products, from hitchlocks, wheel clamps and dummy CCTV cameras (which move). Our universal hitchlocks fit the majority of coupling heads, and will stop potential thieves from coupling your trailer to their own vehicle, they’re quick and easy to fit, and can also be used when your trailer and vehicle are already connected! We have wheel clamps available for varying wheel sizes; all priced the same and can be fitted in seconds. Our CCTV cameras are very realistic and move just like a real camera too!

Towing accessories

Whatever towing accessories you need, you’ll find it all here. We have a great selection of reflectors (clear, amber, red), towball covers, trailer lighting boards, number plates holders, indicator bulbs, jerry cans, 7 pin plugs (N type) and 7 core cable (N type). Visit our website for a complete list of everything we have available. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss anything about towing accessories, just get in touch and we’ll go through everything with you so you know exactly what you need. Also - if you need something that you can’t see on the website, again, just get in touch.

Tyres, wheels and accessories

On our website is a list of the most common tyres and wheels, but if you require another size for your trailer then please just get in touch. Our chrome plated telescopic handle with rubber grip gives an adjustable length of 355-530mm, includes a 17/19mm chrome vanadium socket and is TUV approved. When purchasing a tyre/wheel you will need to know the PCD (pitch circle diameter) - which is an imaginary circle passing through the centre of all of the studs. You can either click on the diagram underneath the tyre pictures on our website or give us a call for more details.



Registration Number: 06839300
VAT Number: n/a
Registered at Companies House:6 March, 2009 (12 years and 4 months ago)
No of Employees: 1-10
Annual Turnover: n/a

Opening Times

Monday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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