Italy beckons for expanding North East haulage firm

Grampian Continental: Pictured is the expanding Kinellar based haulage firm's Operations Director, Michael Lacey. Picture: Donald Stewart
Grampian Continental: Pictured is the expanding Kinellar based haulage firm's Operations Director, Michael Lacey. Picture: Donald Stewart
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A NORTH-east road transport firm is expanding with the launch of a new European base in the Italian city of Verona.

Kinellar based Grampian Continental has opened a second European base following a vast increase in oil industry related work in Italy and a number of contracts wins to manage large projects in Cyprus.

An impressive first three years in business has resulted in an increase to it’s modern fleet and the expansion of it’s premises and team of expert staff.

As well as the Aberdeen and Italian premises, the haulage firm also has a presence in Great Yarmouth and in the Netherlands and is currently looking to open another base in Bedlington, Newcastle.

The opening of the Verona premises which currently has three members of staff, will provide a platform to service the firm’s existing Italian customers and open up new areas for business, as far a field as Romania and Turkey.

Grampian Continental has plans to further expand its presence within the UK market and will take delivery of the Italian registered fleet of vehicles early next year.

Operations Director for Grampian Continental, Michael Lacey said: “This is a very exciting time for the company, the opening of the Verona office will not only complement our present trade lanes but also open up new opportunities for the Eastern Europe and further afield and allow us to grow the business into new areas.”

Grampian Continental, which was awarded the 2012 Scottish Haulier of the Year, works with more than 500 clients delivering a large percentage of work for the oil and gas sector to support exploration projects with logistical requirements.