Frequently asked questions

We manufacturer our range of toolboxes and canopies in thicknesses from 2.0-2.5mm depending on the model and strength required. Our canopies and majority of toolboxes are made from 2.5mm Aluminium, helping increase strength and durability. Our undertray toolboxes and small generator toolboxes are made from 2mm Aluminium which is also strong and durable when used on smaller toolboxes. We have some of the strongest Aluminium toolboxes and canopies on the Market – compare before you buy, industry average for undertray toolboxes and smaller toolboxes is 1.2-1.5mm, and 1.5-2mm for larger toolboxes and canopies.

This is a question often asked and one a lot of manufacturers mislead customers with. When measuring the thickness of checkerplate aluminium the true thickness should not include the raised section, and should be measured from the thinnest part of the material. A lot may claim 2.5mm thickness for example but include the raised section in this measurement, so in fact true thickness is less than 2.0mm.

All of our aluminium toolboxes and Canopies are made from 1060 Grade Aluminium which is not only lightweight but also Heavy Duty.

Yes we can key all your toolboxes alike for convenience – just let us know when ordering.

Yes we freight Australia wide, for toolboxes you can get a freight price upon checkout. Canopies due to their size they must be sent to a depot, call us on 1300 650 090 or email us at  sales@matesratestools.com.au for a freight price. We use multiple carriers and can offer some exceptional freight prices to most parts of Australia

Yes certainly, our Brisbane showroom is located at 1 Computer Road, Yatala 4207. We are open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm

We do not do one off custom toolboxes; however we have a large range that has something to suit almost everyone. If you are a large company looking to fit out a fleet we are happy to discuss making a custom box on orders of 20+.

Yes we are able to offer fitting on all our toolboxes and canopies please call us on 1300 650 090 for a price.