Family haulage firm BR Saunders has used a seven-figure funding package from HSBC UK to purchase ten new vehicles to add to its fleet of self-loading and unloading vehicles.

The company, which is based in Walton-on-Thames, has used the funding to acquire ten 32 tonne
loader-crane vehicles with lorry loaders, capable of lifting up to 10 tonnes, and six acres of land to house its extended fleet. The company's fleet ranges from one tonne to 95 tonne loaders.

It is also planning to boost its driver and office staff numbers, as part of wider ambitions to increase its marketshare in the South-East. The company estimates that the additional funding will help increase its turnover by 20%.

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BR Saunders was founded in 1952 by Bernard Roy Saunders and is now on the third generation of family management. It specialises in a range of haulage services including lorry-mounted cranes in the South of England and across the UK.

BR Sauners director, Paul Saunders (pictured right, with fellow director Duncan Saunders), said: “Our long-standing relationship with HSBC UK has been crucial to helping us become a leading and trusted name in the haulage industry. The funding will ensure we continue to provide exceptional service for our customers as we enter another exciting period of growth.”

Chris Chambers, HSBC UK area director, added: “We’re committed to developing personal relationships with our customers and are pleased to be able to provide invaluable support to BR Saunders. We look forward to seeing the new fleet in action and the business continue to grow.”