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Being a Gritting Contractor...

11th July 2019

When people hear about gritting, they always assume it’s to do with highways; but at The 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. They employ gritting contractors such as The Gritting Company to manage the service for them.

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 based on using our comprehensive fleet of vehicles owned and maintained by our in-house service team.

As we are still a family owned business; rather than offering a standard corporate gritting company service like many of our competitors, we will tailor our service to meet your specific requirements using the most suitable vehicles. 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 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.

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. 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.

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 other gritting contractors have not even been in existence for that long!

Not only do we 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! So if you’re looking for a gritting contractor give us a call on 0113 253 2191 or email and have a chat with our team about how we can meet your winter maintenance needs.

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