Downton Delivers - DAF XF Moving Floor Trailer Downton, England - Haulers of Renown
One of the UK's leading independent logistics firms servicing some of the biggest blue chip companies in the world, including Dyson and Magners Cider, Downton began life in 1955 when Conrad Downton invested £16 in a gravel-carrying tipper lorry. The owner of a small Gloucestershire farm, Conrad started delivering small loads around the county in an attempt to supplement his family's modest living. Starting with hay and straw he soon moved onto gravel and construction materials. Before long Downton was involved in major projects such as the construction of the M5.
By the end of the 1960s the company had built up a fleet of tipper vehicles and become well established in the construction industry. By 1975 Downton had purchased its first articulated lorry and with some major brewer contracts under their wing they soon acquired a fleet of 16 articulated vehicles.
Sadly, in 1985 at the age of just 52, Conrad died suddenly leaving his three sons – Andrew, Richard and John to continue their father's vision of turning a flourishing but small haulage company into a major logistics firm.
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