Welcome to Marmax

About us

Marmax Products are seen as one of the market leaders in the manufacturing of 100% recycled plastic furniture which does not rot, corrode or splinter and is guaranteed for a minimum of 25 years. Furthermore, once the product has come to the end of its life, we are able to recycle this back into the extrusion process and create more products for future generations. We cater for all sectors of industry, from schools and councils, theme parks and pubs, parish councils and hospitals to fisheries, sporting clubs and re-homing centres.

Our vast range of products means we have something for everyone. Because all of our products are handmade in our factory in County Durham, we are able to offer a bespoke service so if there is anything that you require but cannot see it on our website, give us a call and we will be happy to help.

Why we recycle

Recycled products must not be seen as second rate, but an equal or better alternative to what is already available, with the added advantage of helping to improve the environment. Our products are excellent examples of this policy in action and can be used in the classroom or playground as examples of recycling in practice. Recycled plastic is better than timber or metal, especially when considering the cost of maintenance, both financially and environmentally.

  • Recycling plastic transforms rubbish into a high quality product
  • One bench uses more than the equivalent of 2000 plastic bottles
  • Recycling reduces the need for landfill sites
  • Our benches become tangible tools when discussing recycling

For more information see the RECOUP website www.recoup.org. RECOUP is the national charity developing plastics recycling in the UK, promoting best practices and providing educational and training tools.



Marmax Products first opened its doors in 1998, manufacturing produce boxes and picnic benches; all made from 100% recycled plastic. The only colour options we had available was black or brown.

As the company began to grow, we noticed a trend throughout the education industry for different colours and also play equipment. We then introduced blue, green, red, yellow and our very popular ‘rainbow’ products, all made from 100% recycled plastic. This then led to us manufacturing a full range of outdoor furniture to suit all ages, and was also the beginning of our play range.

Over the years, the company has gone from strength to strength; adding huge amounts of products to our ever growing ranges – from playboats, cars and pirate ships, to our award winning SEN (Special Educational Needs) range which promotes social inclusion for all.

We introduced our grey colour option; giving our customers more variety to choose from.


Over the years, Marmax Products have won numerous awards such as the prestigious Green Apple Awards, Green World Awards and have also held Green World Ambassador status for 5 consecutive years. We were delighted to win both Silver and Gold in the CSR Excellence Awards. We have also been finalists in the Plastic Industry Awards and finalists in local awards such as North East Employee of the Year Awards, FSB Business Awards, Insider Media Awards and the Durham Environment Awards.


We sponsor our chosen charity, the NSPCC, and donate a percentage of every sale of our Buddy Benches back to them. Our Buddy Benches provide a place for people to make friends and engage in conversation outside their usual friendship group, no matter of age, gender, race or special educational needs.


Dogs Trust

We were also approached by the Dogs Trust to manufacture dog agility equipment for dogs of all sizes and breeds and which would not harm their paws. We now have a full range of dog agility equipment ranging from training cubes and pole jumps, to dog adventure areas and paddling pools. This range of products provides enrichment for dogs, keeping them fit and healthy while they are waiting for their forever home.