Our Story

Why choose 4 Aces?

At 4 Aces we believe in the power of relationships, whether that be through our high level of customer service, or through our network of trusted manufacturing partnerships.

Operating to BRC AA grade standards from our HQ in Harlow, Essex we proudly serve the Foodservice, Coffee, Vending and Water industry with high quality and innovative food and beverage packaging.

November 1998
The Beginning

Late November 1998 saw the company take delivery of its first ever load of 7oz plastic cups. A small lockup with a broken door and busted window on an old airfield in Harlow, Essex. The busted CD player burst out David Grey’s ‘White Ladder’ as the pallets were unloaded from a borrowed forklift in the dark of night. This was where it all began…

February 1999
Sales Grew

Sales grew, more space was needed so we moved to a bigger lock up still with broken doors. Floor space trebled.

November 1999
9 Months Passed...
Two lift trucks parked on alley in huge warehouse

We moved again; same airfield, same style unit, enough space for 6 trucks of stock.

Our First Warehouse

After 2 years we landed our first proper warehouse. A cattle shed with a non-leak roof and sliding doors that locked.

A Devastating Fire

Adjacent warehouse catches fire and burns 4 ACES to the ground – Everything gone, total loss.

Starting Again
Successful conclusion of a business transaction.

1 month later – We start again; short term lease, borrowed stock, supplier support, an amazing rally from customers and huge industry support.

New Warehouse

New warehouse and offices signed up – 5 year lease, added 3 more warehouses on the same industrial estate due to significant growth.

The Present Day

Unit G2, Harlow – HQ today

Future Developments
Interior of warehouse.

Next move - 100,000 sqft – TBC...

company Accreditations

4 Aces understands the importance of industry recognised standards, environmental accreditations and commitments as well as ensuring these are in place across our global supply partners.

BRC AA Grade – Storage

We are proud to be certified as BRC AA Grade Storage and Distribution for our warehouse and distribution centre. Achieving high standards of safety, quality and care ensures that we provide excellent service to our customers and provide confidence to their own businesses supply chain.

FSC Certified

We recognise our responsibility to the environment and that our sourcing must be done both ethically and sustainably. This is why we are proudly FSC ® Certified (Forest Stewardship Council ®), meaning where our products state FSC they have full chain of custody from our door all the way back to the forest.

Food Packaging Association

4 Aces are long standing members of the Food Packaging Association, who are industry representatives for manufacturers and distributors. The FPA ensure that standards of quality, safety and sustainability are raised to the highest standards whilst working closely with government to ensure our industry is able to continue to grow and excel.


4 Aces are committed to being a responsible business and sourcing responsibly.

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