About Arkinstall

Our History

Old metal bench and lockers in gym room


Arkinstall brothers established and based in Birmingham Digbeth

Arkinstall establishment


Provided solution to recycling fire cinders for re-use

Women standing next to lockers in a hallway


Established in the cloakroom industry became Arkinstall Cloakroom equipment ltd – True history began

2 men in suits shaking hands


Arkinstall began being specified by many contractors and relationships were built

Green lockers and wooden bench in hallway


Became one of the UK's leading manufacturers in the school sector

Red lockers


Became the leading UK manufacturer for emergency services

Arkinstall Logo


Arkinstall became Arkinstall Limited under a new owner

Collage of lockers


Built a replicable image for itself in the manufacturing of benches and lockers


completed projects

across multiple sectors

Why Choose Us

Incorporated in 1920 Arkinstall Brothers based in Birmingham’s Digbeth area were ‘manufacturers of every description of sheet iron goods’ and ‘galvanisers to the trade’. Their patented ‘Simplex Cinder Sifter’ provided a 1920’s solution to recycling fire cinders for re-use!!!


With the acquisition of school furniture manufacturers, Brown Brothers Limited in the mid 1950’s our true history began.


Since then Arkinstall has established itself as a trusted supplier of bespoke changing room and specialist storage systems to a wide range of customer sectors including education, leisure, retail and emergency services to name a few.  Whether working direct with the end user or alongside an architect or main contractor we offer the same professional service throughout the supply process.


With a real focus on customer satisfaction we aim to use or years of experience to supply our clients with a quality product, on time and on time. After close to 100 years we have come back to our roots with our group H.Q. now in Digbeth, just a few minutes’ walk from where it all began.


  • We combine Quality Workmanship, Superior Knowledge and Low Prices
  • We Can Ensure a Job is Done on Time and on Budget
  • Proven Results for Setting Exceptional Standards in Cost Control
  • Professional Service for Private and Commercial Customers
  • Over 50 Years Experience and a Real Focus on Customer Satisfaction

Design Services

Space comes at a premium and most clients want to maximise the use of whatever changing room space is available to them.

That is why the vast majority of  projects that Arkinstall undertake have a specialist and bespoke nature to them.

This can vary from reduced sized units to create a uniform fit within a given area, to a complete and newly designed product to meet a particular need.

This service is provided free of charge on a no obligation basis.

We offer all or part of the full ‘Designed to Fit’ service as appropriate:

A free no obligation site survey to discuss changing room needs and to assess options

A free design service providing optional floor plans in cad and pdf format

Blueprint design services

Do you need help with your project?

Whether you have an empty room you need designing or you have a CAD drawing you want brought to life, we are the people for you. Let us know your requirements below.