Alphin Pans

Alphin Pans is the UK’s largest manufacturer of pizza pans and pizza equipment.

Started in the garage in 1989 by Jack Sykes and joined by his son Matthew in 1991 the business slowly grew supplying catering equipment distributors and pizza stores primarily with pizza pans and pizza utensils.  As a company they were lucky to start supplying a new pizza chain called Gino’s-Dial- A-Pizza just as they were starting a massive rollout of new store openings, this really helped them as they placed regular orders. 

Gino’s-Dial- A-Pizza was eventually taken over by Perfect Pizza which was subsequently taken over by Papa Johns and again they have supplied goods to each company in turn.   

Around the same time as Ginos another pizza chain was looking to start an ambitious store opening program and asked if they could supply pizza screens at non-standard sizes, they could and did.  The chain was Domino’s Pizza and they have continuously supplied the chain with pizza equipment for over 30 years making them one of Domino’s longest serving suppliers.  

As the years went by Alphin Pans supplied everybody from Pizza Hut with delivery bags, Pizza Express with pans and large pizza manufacturing facilities with industrial type pizza pans.  All this started to create a reputation that Alphin Pans was the go-to company for pizza pans and pizza equipment.  As demand increased, they started to import a wider range of products to satisfy their customers and to keep their prices competitive.

In 2008 Alphin Pans decided that it was time to start manufacturing pizza pans in house as this would give them greater control and enable them to manufacture bespoke pans quicker. This quickly proved to be a success and the manufacturing side of the business started to take off.   In 2012 they purchased their own factory and started to supply a wide variety of industries with metal components, whilst still retaining the core pizza pan side of the business. 

Since 2012 Alphin Pans has gone from strength to strength, they now employ over 50 full time employees and operate from a 50,000 sq. ft. factory near Oldham with an additional warehouse near Huddersfield.

As a company they are committed to quality and service and in 2016 they achieved ISO:9001 for systems and quality in 2018 they achieved ISO:14001 and in 2020 they were awarded the Queens Awards for Enterprise: International Trade.

Alphin Pans now exports pizza pans and pizza equipment to over 20 countries and has seen demand grow over the past few years as more and more companies look to offer pizza on their menus. Their ability to manufacture quickly and efficiently in the UK has meant that supply has not been affected by the global shipping crisis and with more and more new products coming through development they are confident that the business will continue to grow.  

Finally, after almost 30 years of advertising with the Pizza Pasta & Italian Food Association they are proud to become a member.


Oakdale Mill,
Delph New Road,
Nr Oldham

Phone: 01457 872486

Contact: Liz Crossland

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