Haulage company expands with site acquisition

A haulage company is set to expand after acquiring a new site near York and investing in its fleet. Slam Transport has acquired the 6.55 acre site, on Hull Road, Wilberfoss for an undisclosed sum from commercial trailer manufacturer Montracon, which is currently investing in its existing manufacturing centres in both Market Weighton and Doncaster. Leeds-based property consultancy Gent Visick marketed the site on behalf of Montracon.

Alongside the site acquisition, Slam Transport has also ordered 100 new trailers from Montracon. The company now operates more than 450 tractor units and about 800 trailers throughout Europe, with strategically located bases in the Midlands, London and Scotland, as well as a newly acquired site in Darlington. The Wilberfoss site comprises an 18,000 sq ft industrial unit, with vehicle inspection pits, a spray booth, a five-tonne travelling crane, ten roller shutter doors and office space.

There are also two residential dwellings on the site with development potential. Paul Mack, director at Gent Visick, said: "Industrial sites such as this rarely come available in and around the York area. The property is perfectly placed to service both the North and East Yorkshire markets and we are delighted to have secured a very positive result for our client."

Harinder Kohli, director at Slam Transport, added: "In recent years we have expanded our fleet and now operate throughout the UK and beyond. This site has a well-equipped building and a very spacious yard, which can comfortably accommodate plenty of vehicles. "It's also ideally located between the port city of Hull and the A1, and within easy reach of the A19 and M62, which made it the ideal location for our Yorkshire base.

"Crucially, this site, as well as our new Darlington base, now gives us a strong foothold in the haulage market in the North of England and comes at an exciting time as we prepare to further expand our fleet with 100 new trailers from Montracon."

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