Welcome to Koolbox

In July 2006 Koolbox became a formally registered company after trading for a number of years,  but  our story started  one particularly cold  December  day  more than  17  years ago whilst out  in the countryside  with friends  and  all wearing traditional wellington boots.

We realised very quickly that being cold and  in  particular having  cold/wet feet  will  spoil an otherwise  great  day  out in the countryside.

We looked for a boot that would do the job but drew a  blank;  we decided  that there must be a market for waterproof boots with additional insulation. Over the next few weeks we researched this  and found a Canadian brand of insulated footwear. Initially we  purchased  a few boots from Canada  for ourselves and sold them locally to people we knew, it was not long before we were nationally advertising  our new found boots. In a short space of time we  went on to sell enough boots that we were offered a UK wide distribution  contract.

The early business model started  its life  as a mail order operation but we  had by now come to the conclusion that we had a greater potential market  place,  we  were soon importing specialist cold weather  Coats and Boots  from  Canada  and selling them to the expedition and exploration market and soon went on to sell into both the retail sector  including  Harrods and Selfridges and directly to large users  like  The  British Antarctic Survey and the Government.  It was  not long before  it was clear  we should  add other products to our range to offer to our growing customer base.

 

By now we were firmly established in the UK market but only supplying to a very niche market. As a company we needed to expand our portfolio to appeal to a wider audience, so we researched new products to add to our range of products.

Our company has evolved incredibly from our early days, going from selling individual items to end users, to dealing with a variety of retailers selling our brands. We are now in the great position that we are regularly getting enquiries for our products from some of the largest names in our industry.

We are proud of our success, but Koolbox would not be here without our customers who have supported us and allowed us to grow into the company we are today. Looking to the future we intend to continue our personal service, supplying quality products to our ever expanding client base and adding new ranges and products to meet the needs of our customers and the market.

Thank you all for your support

Bob McConnell

And

The Team at Koolbox