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BC WILES & SON LTD

BC Wiles & Son Ltd - Peterborough
Road haulage, transport & storage

01733 240085

     
 

We offer
DIFFERENT WAYS
to meet your transport needs

 
 

Our family business established in
1971
provides an excellent, reliable,
efficient and cost effective service to
all our clients

 
 

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HISTORY

November 1971 Brian Wiles bought his first Lorry a brand new 16 Tonne Dodge at a cost of 3984.62. With this vehicle he sub-contracted to Contractors a very well respected local haulage company.

November 1973 Brian diversified into the smaller end of the market and purchased his first Ford Transit, with this he worked for several local companies including Ciba Giegy and Baker Perkins.

Brian rented parking at F J Beetons yard in Middletons Road, Yaxley. September 1976 he bought a second vehicle employing his first driver. The business continued to grow and in November 1978, now with four transits, a 7.5 Tonne lorry was bought.

The fleet increased over the years and in September 1982 Brian's son Martin came to work for the business. Since leaving school he had served his apprenticeship as a heavy and light vehicle mechanic at The Truck Centre near Whittlesey. He came to predominately look after the vehicle fleet. A workshop bay was being rented from F J Beeton to look after the vehicles in.

Early 1983 the Yaxley Council Depot came up for sale and with the fleet size ever increasing and the business moving forward it was an ideal opportunity for Brian to purchase his own premises after years of renting. This was a greenfield site and after having a 3 bay workshop and offices built in January 1984 operations began from the new premises.

In December 1986 with the business still expanding Martin was made a partner in the business and Son was added to the business name. Over the years the lorry fleet increased gradually replacing all the transits. In 1990 after winning a contract with Bennie Lifts the first crane lorry was purchased.

When the workload increased following the take over of Bennie Lifts by KONE PLC the number of crane Lorries increased accordingly up to fifteen where we are today. After having a spell of driving Martin was now running the vehicle fleet as well as looking after the vehicles.

In July 1997 a traffic manager was employed leaving Martin to look after the day to day running of the business. By now a full time mechanic had been employed. In 2001 the we were asked by KONE to operate their storage facility at Alconbury.

This then led to us taking on our own warehousing at Alconbury where five people are now employed full time. Sadly, in January 2004 Brian lost his fight against cancer. However having built up a strong business and incorporating in 2005 B C Wiles & Son now run a fleet of 20 vehicles, have a large storage facility and employ 32 people.

First vehicles

Old fleet
Father and son
Martin Wiles, Jonathan Wiles, Brian Wiles
   
 

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