A Division of MBE Fabrications

During the early 1970s MBE Fabrications carried out fabrication work for local farmers in the Lincolnshire Fens. This quickly developed into more specialist work for irrigation and effluent treatment equipment companies.

Over Thirty Five Years Manufacturing Vehicle Maintenance Pits

The welding experience gained manufacturing water tight effluent treatment tanks placed MBE in a strong position to produce water tight maintenance pits, a major requirement in the Fens. After successfully manufacturing and installing several pits in the local area, MBE established Premier Pits as a separate divison. Since then the Business has grown consistently, to the point where pits are now supplied throughout the UK, Europe and Internationally.

Premier Substructures

Premier Substructures have the ability to prefabricate pits for a wide range of below ground applications. Utilising Premier Pits’ expertise in creating vehicle maintenance and inspection pits, they are manufactured to the same exacting quality standards in our factory. This approach has been used for such applications as lift and escalator pits, machine foundations and baggage handling pods. Visit their website here.

Advanced engineering at Vegetable Harvesting Systems (VHS)

The full scope of MBE’s engineering skills is highlighted in the range of sophisticated products developed and manufactured by the VHS division. Since developing the first, very simple, vegetable harvester in 1986 the Company now manufactures highly sophisticated mobile packhouses. Each packhouse has its own engine and power train and is able to be driven in the fields or on the road. Visit their website here.

A dedicated team

Mel Burrell, who was born in Quadring, is the founder and Managing Director of MBE and its subsidiaries. Over the years he has built up a focused, highly skilled, team of more than 40 people, dedicated to continuous product improvement and high quality.

Not sure what kind of

pit you need?

We offer a vast array of customisations to make your pit work for you.

Why choose a Premier Pit?

  • Structural Calculations for 20 tonne per axle in normal ground conditions, site specific when required, up to 50 tonne.
  • Jacking rail 150 x 75 PFC
  • Zone 2 lights – Flameproof twin tubed
  • Premier Safety Lights (Epsilon 05 Atex 1426 X) (Optional)
  • Armoured flex cable with zoned glands
  • Lights and cables attached to galvanised unistrut with a plastic fascia
  • Anti-slip steps, Elefant tread – Galvanised.
  • Handrail – Hinged or fixed
  • Galvanised step-up rail for aluminum step up platform to run on (Optional)
  • Integral sump fitted as standard, no pump.
  • Unique bond of steel to concrete – Solid. Lattice work, not sprags.
  • 10 year warranty on Premier Pits installation
  • First pit installed 35 years ago and still in daily use
  • All pits sand blasted to SA 2 1/2
  • Etch primer 10 – 20 microns
  • Top coat – ISO free 2 pack modified epoxy 180 micro DFT.
  • All staff employed directly

Please note that not all prefabricated pits are to this standard

Benefits over lifts

  • Time efficient – allows users to work underneath and above vehicle at the same time
  • Cost effective – No regular maintenance costs required
  • No height restrictions – headroom not required
  • Safety – A covered pit provides maximum safety for user

Want to talk to one of our team? Call us now on

01775 821222