Our History

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  • 2024

    New partnership with Northside Truck and Van as logistics provider, coordinating and moving circa 8000 moverments per annum

  • 2024

    Continued partnership with Porsche, extending transporter movement and securing the contract to transport GT product by covered transport

  • 2024

    New contract with Daimler (Mercedes Benz) for distribution of all truck and FUSO volumes coming into the UK

  • 2023

    Announced the BOS Logistica acquisition of Richard Long Transport

  • 2023

    Announced the opening of the ground breaking Vita Nova Centre

  • 2021

    Awarded contract for distribution of Ford product
    Awarded further Renault contract

  • 2020

    Re-awarded contract for distribution of CNHi product
    Awarded further Renault contract

  • 2019

    Awarded contract for distribution of Volvo product
    Porsche contract extended
    Renewal of Iveco contract

  • 2018

    Awarded contract for distribution of CNHi product
    Awarded contract for distribution of Peugeot Citroen product

  • 2017

    Awarded Renault Master UK distribution
    Awarded further contract for distribution of Renault products
    Awarded contract for distribution of Vauxhall product
    Awarded further Iveco contract

  • 2016

    Toyota contract extended
    JLR contract extended
    Scania contract extended
    Porsche contract extended

  • 2015

    Brit European re-awarded Mercedes contract
    Brit European awarded Honda contract

  • 2014

    Brit European awarded Scania UK distribution contract
    Extension of Mercedes contract
    Brit European awarded BMW contract
    Porsche contract extended

  • 2013

    Brit European re-awarded VW contract
    Toyota contract extended
    Brit European awarded JLR contract
    Brit European awarded Iveco contract
    Renewal of Volvo contract

  • 2012

    Gefco. Renewal of distribution contract
    Honda. Extension of distribution contract
    Toyota. Extension of distribution contract
    Renewal of Porsche contract
    Brit European awarded contract from MAN for UK distribution

  • 2011

    Mercedes-Benz. Renewal of distribution contract for vans and trucks

  • 2009

    Brit European awarded contract from Kubota UK Ltd

  • 2008

    Rod Carman moves to Group Managing Director

    Graham Lackey joins as Managing Director

    Brit European awarded contract from General Motors and increases award from Honda Motors Europe

  • 2007

    Brit European awarded contract to move Scania commercial vehicles in the UK by transporters and by trade plate.

  • 2006

    Brit Drive Trade Plate logistics formed.

  • 2005

    Silver Arrow Logistics becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Brit European

  • 2002

    Silver Arrow Logistics formed in a joint venture with Autocarriers, Teesside

  • 2000

    Mr WR (Rod) Carman appointed Managing Director

  • 1998

    Commenced moving JCB machines from the UK to the Continent
    Moved into Commercial Vehicle transportation with MAN, Munich

    Brit Gubau, Germany formed in a joint venture with Gubau GmbH, Wolfsburg

  • 1986

    Opened office in Milan, Italy

  • 1979

    Opened office in Zeebrugge, Belgium

  • 1972

    Opened office in Calais, France Started operating Chemical Tankers

  • 1971

    Opened office in Rotterdam, Netherlands

  • 1964

    Brit European Transport created

  • 1962

    Pioneered cross channel movements WDR (Ron) Carman appointed Managing Director

  • 1924

    W Carman & Son established