Nottinghamshire-based B Taylor & Sons Transport has returned to the Fortec Distribution Network.
The move comes as the company, based in Huthwaite, near Mansfield, enters into its next phase of development.
Taylors was formed by Barry Taylor in 1974 and his son Alan has been at the helm of the business as Managing Director for the past 26 years.
Alan said: “We had been with Fortec for five years but moved to another network almost a decade or so ago. However, in our experience, Fortec is a perfect fit for us now. It’s a smaller network with quality taking precedence over volume which is ideal for a firm like ours which shares that same ethos.”
It is the quality of service which since its formation has allowed B Taylor & Sons Transport to enjoy continued growth. Today the company employs a 300-strong workforce, operates a fleet of 200 vehicles and 300 trailers and the group turnover is in excess of £20 million.
The company is building a 20,000 sq ft warehouse in Huthwaite, in addition to the two existing sites which occupy Taylors’ six acres of land.
Taylors has also just expanded its fleet with five Mercedes Actros 2545 tractor units and is awaiting the arrival of 10 new trailers.
Further developments of the company include its recent accreditation to conduct on-site driver training and testing after appointing its own examiner from the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency.
Alan said: “Since B Taylor & Sons Transport was first formed we have been lucky enough to grow and evolve continuously and we put this down to our customer-centric focus and our vision.
“Everyone in our team – from our managers to our drivers, and including our sales staff, admin team and engineers – has always operated with the customer in mind.
“We know from our previous experience with Fortec that the network shares our ethos and it is great that we can join the network for the next phase of our journey.”
Rebecca Wayte, Regional Commercial Manager, Fortec Distribution Network said: “We are delighted that B Taylor & Sons Transport has returned to the fold.
“Alan and his team are highly respected among the longer-serving members of Fortec which had the pleasure of working with the team when they we’re part of the network previously. In fact the company is highly respected across the wider transport community in the Midlands and further afield where Taylors have established a solid reputation.
“We look forward to working with the company again for the benefit of Fortec, Taylors and our respective customers.”