Shropshire-based WJ Capper Transport has called in the administrators, just weeks after agreeing a Companies Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) with creditors.
The 66 year-old firm, which had its headquarters in Telford, specialised in distribution services, freight, full and part load haulage, groupage, international haulage, pallet deliveries and warehousing. It had an operating licence for 30 trucks and 25 trailers and employed around 45 staff.
Until 2021 WJ CapperTransport was a family-run firm. However in March 2021 Ross Bryant and Graeme Connor, owners of logistics group Freight 24 Logistics - of which WJ Capper is listed as a member - became the major shareholders in the company.
Under its new management the company attempted to expand its services. In August last year it joined the HazChem network, taking over deliveries and collections in the TF postcodes, as depot 124. The firm, which did not previously transport hazardous goods, had also been a member of Palletforce.
By October this year the company was struggling, which resulted in the directors meeting with creditors to agree a CVA on 3 October. Despite these efforts to keep the company afloat, WJ Capper Transport was forced to appoint administrators this week, designating Julie Humphrey and Glyn Mummery of FRP Advisory Trading as joint administrators.
Attempts by MT to contact the company for comment have yet to succeed.