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Winter Products

As you approach the coldest months of the year it is important to plan ahead. Preparation is key if you are to keep your staff and visitors safe and your premises clear.


Every year, without fail, the first sign of the ‘white stuff’ falling from the sky seems to signal chaos throughout the UK. So what will you do to prevent the snow from causing a disruption to your organisation?


More than 159 years after our privately-owned company was first established, we remain the UK’s most reliable provider of gritting services and associated winter maintenance support, from the most northerly tip of Scotland, right down to the English south coast.


More than 159 years ago our business, now a fourth-generation company, was founded in Leeds, West Yorkshire where our head office still remains.

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Gritting Contractors 

The Gritting Company are one of the longest established and largest gritting companies in the UK having been established since 1860. 

We are unique for a private gritting contractor as unlike other gritting contractors; we provide a truly nationwide gritting service delivered by our comprehensive fleet of vehicles owned and maintained by our in-house service teams. 


Our fleet comprises of large lorry mounted units right down to small tow along or even hand pushed spreaders, ensuring we provide the right equipment for your site. We don’t only service sites local to our Leeds Head Office- we carry out nationwide gritting from the most northerly tip of Scotland, right down to the English south coast from over 70 depots. 

As a corporate gritting company; we are able to coordinate our winter maintenance services with your office opening hours as well as any security arrangements you may have in place. As we are still a family owned business rather than offering a corporate gritting company service like many of our competitors, we will tailor our service to meet your specific requirements using the most suitable vehicles. 


Although our Company has been providing continuous customer service for 159 years, we are a gritting contractor which uses the latest cutting edge technology and equipment. We are always investigating how we can use technology to improve our nationwide gritting service for our customers. We pride ourselves on our customer service and retention of our major clients some of whom we have supplied continuous nationwide gritting and snow clearance cover to, for over 20 years. A number of our competitors gritting Companies have not even been in existence for 20 years. 

During our 159 year history there have been a number of significant changes like moving from steam to fossil fuels and now electrical power. We are a Company and gritting contractor who has continuously changed and adapted to survive. Over the centuries we have weathered a number of storms and applied the knowledge we have gained to improve and adapt our service so unlike other gritting companies, we have never run out of salt. This is due to our 20,000 tonne reserve stockpile! 

We arrive on site fully loaded avoiding the need to store salt on your site, and where possible we grit through the night to minimise disruption. When people hear about gritting, they always assume it’s to do with highways; but as a corporate gritting company we only carry out private contracted works. We work within various business sectors such as retail, facility management, education, manufacturing and distribution. A lot of the time these businesses aren’t able to maintain their own equipment or spare the staff to carry out their winter maintenance in-house. This is when they turn to gritting contractors such as 


The Gritting Company to fulfil and manage the service for them. This allows their staff to fully focus on their own roles and business. By picking us as your gritting contractor and winter maintenance provider you will benefit from our bespoke Met Office weather forecasts, nationwide gritting fleet and the support of one of our dedicated Managers via our 24hr customer service line.

Who do we work with?

We work with companies great and small

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The UK's Leading Nationwide Gritting and Snow Clearance Company.