TIP Trailer Services UK has acquired the entire share capital of Bell Trailers (Rental), adding a fleet of 1,400 trailers to its 13,000 strong trailer portfolio. The Bell stock is predominantly curtainsiders, although there are also refrigerated, box van and skeletal trailers within the existing fleet. The deal concluded on 21 August and Michael Bell, MD of Bell Trailers said: “The timing was right for us to complete this deal and we firmly believe that further growth will be achieved […]
Construction products manufacturer British Gypsum has entered into a new contract with DHL for the distribution of plaster products from its site at Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire. DHL will transport all deliveries from the site to customers across the UK, handling up to 130 full loads a day.
Contract hire and fleet management specialist Prohire has acquired Nottingham-based RH Rentals for an undisclosed sum. David Barlow, Prohire chairman and CEO, said RH Rentals fleet, which includes rigid vehicles, tractor units and vans, was “a perfect complement to Prohire’s”. Prohire will further increase its fleet size by placing a significant order for new commercial vehicles over the coming weeks. Pictured are (left to right): Prohire directors Andrew Morley, sales director; Paul Hassall, operations director; David Barlow, chairman; Paul Jacques, group financial director