Back to Business Insight 150 Years at the Table

A history as strong as our tableware

Steelite International has had a place at the table for almost 150 years.

Our reputation for ‘toughness with elegance’ goes back to 1875, when Thomas Wood Bennett, who invented the reinforced edge, created his hotel tableware factory in the heart of the UK’s famous pottery region. Today, our core range is still proudly made in Stoke-on-Trent, using only the finest raw materials.

With a unique body recipe, all Steelite International products are fully vitrified, extremely strong and durable. As an ISO registered tableware supplier, Steelite International ensures consistent material and product quality.

The Lifetime Edge-Chip Warranty, meanwhile, assures that all Distinction and Performance products manufactured in the UK factory will withstand the rigours of the modern commercial kitchen and minimise edge-chip damage

Working exclusively for the hospitality and catering industry gives us a full understanding of what is important to professional caterers – in terms of both practicality and style. We conduct thorough product testing, both in-house and independently, to give you the peace of mind that your products will perform time and again.

our factory in Stoke-on-Trent

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Environment and sustainability

Steelite International is continually monitoring, developing and improving procedures to create minimum impact on the community and environment.

We are a member of The Green Organisation that rewards and promotes environmental best practice around the world. We have a dedicated and innovative approach to caring for the environment.

Steelite International is the only tableware manufacturer to use a Lamella system for recycling clay waste. This has a positive effect on the environment and water discharged from the site is also cleaner.

To learn more about our recycling policy, click here.