We design and manufacture the largest range of drum-handling equipment in the world. Whatever your handling needs, we’ll provide the best solutions.

What we do


At STS we design, develop and engineer quality drum- and material-handling equipment that helps you to carry out your work duties safely.

A piece of STS manual handling equipment tips liquid from a drum into another container.
Drum Tipping

Decanting heavy drums safely requires the right piece of equipment. Our drum rotators and drum cradles offer fully compliant methods of pouring drum contents into industrial processes.

The STS counterbalance drum depalletiser lifts a steel drum.
Drum Lifting

Raise drums from the floor or from pallets with minimum risk using our drum depalletisers, one of our drum rotators or our Universal Drum Trolley. Explore each option to learn how we can assist in your lifting needs.

A man uses the STS Universal Drum Trolley to manually handle a drum.
Drum Moving

In warehouses, stores and factories, you need to move drums safely from process to process. Our Universal Drum Trolley, drum depalletisers and drum rotators help you do just that, and each product has its own unique features.

The STS drum mixer agitates a drum safely in a cage.
Drum Mixing

Drum tumbling is necessary when contents that separate in storage must be mixed thoroughly prior to use. We supply our regulation-compliant End-over-End Drum Mixer in electric and pneumatic models to meet your requirements.

The contents of a drum are decanted into a bucket using an STS manual handling drum cradle.
Drum Dispensing

Drum dispensing involves moving a drum from a vertical to a horizontal position. Using a combination of our Universal Drum Trolley and our drum cradles, you can easily move drums into the correct orientation.

An operator uses a cylinder trolley made by manual handling equipment manufacturers STS.
Cylinder Moving

Moving cylinders involves a high level of risk if the correct equipment is not used. Negotiate small steps and slopes using our stainless-steel Gas Cylinder Trolley; we can also offer gas-bottle-lifting and -rotating equipment.

Who we work with

STS’s equipment is of exceptional quality and at the forefront of handling innovation – so much so that many other pieces of handling equipment lay abandoned, with operators preferring to use the STS equipment!
The quality of the equipment is exceptional. Since implementing this equipment the risks associated with our site’s manual handling tasks have been greatly reduced and processes have become more efficient.
The product has been a massive success with the employees, and the fact that you allowed us to try before buying was a hit. All in all working with you and your team has been a very good experience.
We are completely satisfied with the product. It completely removes our manual handling risk from manoeuvring drums and is suitable in our restricted space.

Made in the UK

All of our equipment is designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom. We’re proud to support local people, suppliers and customers. We use UK and EU suppliers to source only the highest-quality component parts.

An STS engineer welds a piece of manual handling equipment.