Our Story

Kooltrade Ltd began trading in 1986 as a nursery wholesaler in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, selling directly to independent nursery retailers on a cash & carry basis.

In 2001 Kooltrade Ltd moved to purpose-built offices and warehouse in Denton, Manchester and began distributing to the wider UK market, where we remain today.

Our design and development department opened in 2009 and Kooltrade Ltd began designing, sourcing and importing own brand products and undertaking white-label projects for major retailers.

In addition to servicing major national retailers, we still proudly supply a strong network of independent British and Irish retailers.

Timeline

1986

Kooltrade begins trading as a 'Cash & Carry' wholesaler of nursery products in Cheetham Hill, Manchester.

1990

Begins distribution to UK independent retail market with major brands including Phillips Avent and Graco.

2001

Moves to purpose built premises in Denton Manchester. Ceases wholesaling and focuses on exclusive distribution partnerships for UK & Ireland

2005

First year of 5 Million+ turnover.

2009

Establishes design & development department to enable supply of whitelabel goods to major retailers and revitalise in-house brand MyChild.

2010

Reorganises operations to enable fulfillment of drop ship orders for national accounts with their D2C operations (Shop Direct etc.).

2012

MBO completed July 2012. Kooltrade transforms from family business to focused commercial entity, retaining friendliness/service values on which it was founded.

2012

First year of 10 Million+ turnover.

2013

Expands drop ship capabilities to offer service to national accounts without their own D2C operations.

2014

Following 2013's first steps in distributing to France & Benelux, Kooltrade establishes internal French sales and customer service teams and expands brands offered.

2015

Opens additional premises in nearby Audenshaw to house expanded aftercare team and increase picking locations in existing facilities.