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Meet Mar-Key Group

Exhibiting at IMHX 2022

Stand 5E53

Ahead of IMHX 2022, David Tabb - Group Chairman at Mar-Key Group, chatted to us about all things IMHX, new product launches, sustainability and key market trends to watch out for.

To learn more about Mar-Key Group, visit them at IMHX 2022 or head over to the Mar-Key Group website.

Brexit and the pandemic have changed how business is conducted and operational costs are putting huge pressure on all businesses. Combine this with the ‘need it now’ expectation of consumers, the logistics industry is understandably under pressure to quickly react to a changing environment. Whilst daunting to some, with change comes the chance to assess current processes, the exciting opportunity to make operational improvements and implement new technology to streamline processes.

Our company branding was updated in May 2022 to clearly display our two company divisions. Our Structure Solutions division supports the logistics industry (among others) with the provision of more space, which enables them in turn to increase efficiency, accommodate growth, and reduce operational costs. 

We are a British structure manufacturer, so all of our solutions are designed and made in-house before being distributed across the country. We know what it is like to be a growing business as we have doubled in size over the past couple of years, so we could not be better placed to fully understand logistical pressures and challenges, and how to overcome them. 


We have also very recently designed a new structure called ‘The Horizon’. This uniquely large structure is produced with a leg length ranging from 8m to 14m high, and a span ranging from 20m right up to 60m. This structure can be deployed quickly and built within a matter of days. Its unique design provides an intrinsic structural strength. The structure meets UK building regulations for wind and snow, and the design makes it ideal for use as a distribution centre or warehouse facility.

The aluminium frame means it can be deployed much faster than more traditional steel span structures, which makes a cost-effective solution with a low carbon footprint. This new design would work fantastically to support the logistics industry.

We adopt a ‘right first time’ attitude to reducing waste, which we train and educate all employees to strive towards. Additionally, our company only negotiates contracts with suppliers who share the same sustainability policies as us. This ensures that materials such as timber are sourced and produced sustainably, without causing unnecessary damage the environment.

The very nature of our solutions and products in its modular design means that they can be continually reused when one client no longer needs it, so we’re really proud to be able to support other businesses to reach their sustainability targets too. Need to re-locate your warehouse? We can take it down at move it so that it doesn’t go to waste. Need to extend your distribution centre? We’ll simply add more bays to give you more space. 

We are also proud members of BSI and hold ISO 14001 accreditation, and when the structure is at the end of its usable life, our products are mostly aluminium based meaning they are inherently suitable for recycling. 

We have seen a dramatic rise in the number of clients needing extra space for long-term durations, who are moving away from having a steel or brick solution installed because of lead times and lack of flexibility. Whilst referred to as ‘temporary’, Mar-Key Group’s structures are premium British products, which ensures exceptional durability and longevity, able to stay in situ for 30+ years! Customers realise that temporary structures do not have to be simply a ‘temporary’ solution at all. If the last few years have taught us anything, it is to expect the unexpected. Flexibility in commitments and ability to adapt to change are vital for business success, and we expect to see demand for our structures continue to increase.