Why Sterling?

Our strapline, “The higher standard” is more than just words, it sums up our approach to business. We aim to not only set a new standard of quality but to raise the bar with every job.

We are the only manufacturer of plant bodies to follow an ethos of constant innovation, demonstrating creativity, craftsmanship and customer collaboration at every turn.

Aimed at the most demanding customers, people who not only insist on top quality and maximum reliability, but also understand the residual returns this level of product can reap.

We are dedicated problem solvers, constantly striving to improve and refine our product. We are devoted craftsman, meticulous, measured and above all, personally invested in everything we make. We are advisors and collaborators, listening as much as we talk, responding to the needs of our customers and always keeping them in the loop.

If you’re ready to aim higher, choose Sterling.

The Higher Standard

Continuous Improvement

We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our process and product, which means every conversation with a customer has the potential to unlock another innovation. We don’t believe in half-measures and we definitely don’t believe in standing still, that’s continuous improvement.

Innovation as standard

By listening to end users and treating our customers as collaborators, we identify your real world, daily problems. But at Sterling, every problem is a chance for us to improve. We incorporate these improvements across our range, ensuring innovation comes as standard.

Meticulous craftmanship

We use better materials in our manufacturing process, such as high tensile steel, and we add extra layers of protection, like our galvanised body work. From beginning to end we hold ourselves to a higher standard, in fact, we build them like we’re buying them.

Collaborative communication

We believe that the best insights can come from the customer, so to us arrogance is the enemy of progress. We listen as much as we talk, always keep our customers in the loop and never promise something we can’t deliver. That’s how we keep our customer communication collaborative.

Our History

The first Sterling plant body was created in 1996. This was a 7.5t beavertail supplied to a garden machinery dealer in East Anglia. Needless to say the customer was delighted with his purchase and still remembers it today with much affection.

This opened our eyes to a dire need in the UK market for a quality manufacturer of beavertail plant bodies. From that point we committed ourselves to provide the plant hire industry with a good range of quality beavertail plant bodywork that would be reliable, strong, safe and efficient.

With an incredible wealth of experience in building heavy duty plant bodies that has accumulated over many years, Sterling has gone on to become a powerful presence in the design, manufacture and development of plant transport solutions. We firmly believe that Sterling does offer the higher standard, across the board and over our first twenty years we have evolved a unique approach based on four clear principles.

Our Team

Meet the people behind Sterling, an expert team with a wealth of experience in building heavy duty plant bodies. They are ready and waiting to guide, advise and assist you any way they can.

Our Team


Maintaining the higher standard is no easy feat, so we are always on the look out for fresh talent and experienced individuals. Submit your C.V. using the link below and you could be next to join.


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