Wick Van Centre Company History
Wick Transport was originally set up in the village of Wick in 1965. The company was created by Tony and Carolyn Jenkins, greatly helped by Carolyn's father Howell Thomas. Starting with two trucks, the company quickly grew to twelve vehicles concentrating on general haulage from Bridgend to London.
In the early 70's the company became Wick Transport Services Limited, adding specialist vehicle rentals and servicing to the haulage business. Towards the end of the seventies haulage was becoming very competitive and, as it was no time to be small, we had to increase the fleet size to forty vehicles to survive.
Wick Transport did not have the premises, but an opportunity arose to purchase the petrol filling station in Wick. Now we started to sell vans as there was a huge marketplace for a specialist van dealer in Wales. And boy did it take off!
After taking 18 months to get established and for the name to get known, we were selling forty vans per month. We soon outgrew the petrol station and rented premises at Llandow Airfield for 10 years before moving to our current premises. At the time, we had a fair bit of help from Dick Morgan, commonly known as "Dick from Wick". If you are from the area, you may remember him?
The garage in Wick was then empty except for petrol, gas and coal sales. In 1981-82 we tentatively started hiring vans, then minibuses and eventually anything you care to think of. Today, we are fully set up in Bridgend with our own custom-built premises.
With more than 50 year’s experience we are familiar with the ever-changing needs of both business and private customers currently holding a hire fleet of about 100 vehicles including cars, vans, lutons and tippers, to enable to supply the vehicle required when it is needed. We still sell vans and minibuses and carry about 150 vehicles in stock.
The staff has grown from four people in the early days to sixteen people now. Call in and meet us. Call us on (01656) 660160 to make a booking.
Hire with confidence. Over 50 years serving the community
Jehu have been associated with Wick Van Hire for over 25 years during which time we have received a constantly high level of service and flexibility and customer care. The vehicles Wick’ supply us are always reliable, presentable and competitively priced. I would recommend to anyone looking to hire a vehicle to go to Wick … Mark Jones: Facilities and Customer Services Manager
We have been using Wick Van Hire for the past 10 years, as our business requires several different sizes vehicles to fit our solutions this means it is impossible for us to source a vehicle that 'fits all' Wick offer us excellent customer service, and have never failed to provide us with a vehicle that exactly meet our requirements, their fleet is always in excellent condition and trustworthy... Nick Roberts: Head of Engineering.
"Wick Van Hire are always able to service our requirements by providing high quality vehicles at competitive prices"
"They are a pleasure to deal with and we would have no hesitations in recommending Wick Van Hire"... Phil Brooke: Commercial Manager.