About Us

Easter holiday closure …

We close for the Easter break at 4:00 pm on Thursday 5th April; we re-open at 8:30 am on Tuesday 11th April. 

Online ordering will be available during the closure period but no orders will be processed until Tuesday 11th April.
Goods despatched on a Next Day service on Thursday 5th April, should be delivered on Tuesday 11th April.

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  • We are a Business to Business trading company, based in Romsey, United Kingdom (UK)
  • Normal opening hours are 08:30 to 17:00, Monday to Thursday; 08:30 to 16:00 Friday
  • Equipment is despatched by parcel courier or pallet carrier on all weekdays
  • We also have a Click & Collect service
  • Click here to view our Terms and Conditions of trading.

The business activities at the heart of Sunrise Tools & Equipment commenced in 1999, when a relationship was forged with a Yorkshire-based company to assist in the marketing of concrete wallsaws. From this grew a wider involvement with their products and over time, the formation of new relationships with other manufacturers. 2007 – 2008 was a significant period of development for the company, with the introduction of the first product in the Manhole Buddy range and the strengthening of our relationship with Quikpoint Inc., the US manufacturer of the Quikpoint products. In January 2013, we introduced the trading name Sunrise Tools & Equipment to encompass all of our product-related activities. We moved to our current address in Romsey (Hampshire, United Kingdom) in December 2014, doubling the size in 2021 by occupying the adjacent premises.

Whilst we like to think not much has changed from the early days, the significant force we can not deny is the power of the internet – how else would we have found customers as far afield as Australia (Geelong Cable Locations – 10, 571 miles ‘as the crow flies’) Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa – all of these customers have bought our Manhole Buddy products, one now owning twenty-nine sets.

However, we do NOT wish to become an anonymous online supplier – we know from conversations that personal contact is still valued and it helps us keep abreast of new requirements and trends. The short video below summarises what we do. If you need more information, do email or call – contact details and a pre-configured Enquiry Form can be found on the Contact Us page.

"It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that's all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better.”

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)