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Swain Group has purchased Nottingham-based Proctors Transport (Langar) and W Coy & Son, enhancing the range of services it can provide in construction and specialist movements.

Swain has recently won a number of contracts in building materials distribution and so the group sees the additions as particularly timely.

Proctors was established in 1969 and is a long-standing haulier for Tarmac. It holds an international licence authorising 40 HGVs and 70 trailers out of its Langar operating centre.

It acquired W Coy & Son in 1989 and with it a significant agricultural contract, which it still holds today.

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Matthew Deer, Swain Group MD, said: “To help keep pace with our rapid growth we see these acquisitions as natural steps towards increased operational coverage and helping our team develop new services. 

“Both companies are an excellent fit for our service portfolio and we very much look forward to them becoming part of the wider Swain Group.”

The addition of the two businesses now gives Swain nine specialist sectors within which it can provide distribution services.

The company, which runs a fleet of more than 400 vehicles, said the acquisitions form part of a wider strategy to expand its operational capacity in sectors where larger customers need a local fleet.