Company profile


Supplier of tools, fixings and consumables for the construction industry… built on trust

Welcome to Protrade!

We are a leading UK-based provider of power tools and associated products, that is championing a brighter future for the construction industry.

Our company was established in 1973, by Rob and Isobel Sanders – a husband and wife team, who wanted to create a professional and ethical business. Practical experience and a passion for finding ways that saved time and increased productivity made the company unique, but as the business has developed modern technology and forward-thinking ideas have been embraced to drive efficiency wherever possible. 

It’s this culture that remains at the heart of our organisation and continues to influence everything we do today.

Our group headquarters and national distribution centre, located in Derby, is where we stock over 10,000 product lines, specially selected by a team of experts with over one hundred years of combined industry knowledge. We’re also proud to have supporting depots right across the East Midlands.

While we have an informative and easy-to-navigate website, we still believe that customers value and appreciate being able to visit a bricks and mortar environment, where they can ask questions and receive face-to-face advice, or simply collect goods for immediate requirements.

No matter the profession, our product portfolio is tailored to every need – whether it be joinery, fit-out, drylining, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, offsite manufacturing or other construction related trades, including the engineering and metal fabrication industries.

Finally, this wouldn’t be an ‘About Us’ page without reserving a mention for our dedicated staff members. The company ethos relies upon a team of people with pride, passion and a desire to constantly learn new skills; embracing innovation for the good of our customers, suppliers, colleagues and the wider environment. The commitment of our entire team makes it possible for Protrade to deliver on all levels, with consideration to our social and ecological responsibilities.

Our Core Values

  • We will treat customers, suppliers and colleagues with respect at all times.
  • We will always remain professional and courteous.
  • We will deal with problems and queries promptly and effectively.
  • We will strive to increase productivity, reduce costs and improve safety.
  • We will continually search for and embrace innovation.
  • We will keep communication clear, concise and accurate.
  • We are committed to continuous improvement.
  • We will reduce our impact on the environment wherever possible.
  • We will always do what is morally, ethically and legally correct.
  • We will act upon and deliver our core values with pride.

Our key brands…

Our Accreditation

ISO 9001

ISO9001 – You can trust our service

Independently assessed by BSI against internationally recognised standards showing our commitment to quality and assurance.

ISO 9001 Quality Management certified by BSI, FS21107.

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Our contact form can be found here



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Power Tool Support Package

Additional warranty cover as standard on selected power tools.

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Tool Repair Service

We’ll collect, repair and return it to you as good as new.
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