The Swain Group, one of the UK’s largest general haulage and specialist transport companies, has acquired Proctors Transport (Langar) and W.Coy & Son. Both companies are based in Nottingham and are involved in building sector distribution and agricultural machinery transport.

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These acquisitions are particularly timely, Swain explained, as the Kent-based firm has recently won a number of contracts in the building material distribution sector. It brings the company’s number of depots to 13 and expands its range of services in the construction and specialist transport sectors.

Matthew Deer, Swain Group managing director, said: “To help keep pace with our rapid growth we see these acquisitions as natural steps towards increased operational coverage and help 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.”

Group sales director at Swain Group, David Emslie, added: “Sales development is about matching our services to our customer expectations. I am in the fortunate position that regardless of the service a customer seeks there will be a Swain division which has the resources and equipment to fulfil it. We in the privileged position of being a genuine one stop shop for any transport, haulage or logistical challenge. The inclusion of Proctors and W.Coys to the divisional portfolio strengthens our national and international presence.”