Garrett Transport Ltd is a family run business with a head office based in Saffron Walden, Essex. With additional operating centres in Newmarket, Suffolk & Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
Husband & Wife team, Simon & Michelle Garrett established the business in June 1995, with Simon driving and Michelle providing admin and financial back up.
Since those early days there have been many changes, including the acquisition of E G Hicks in August 2008 and more recently changing Pallet networks in August 2019. The business continues to steadily grow, currently employing a workforce of 30 full and part time workers with the next generation now on board. Stephen and Natalie providing services to the business and youngest child Jack now employed in the business on a permanent basis working along-side Simon and Michelle.
Despite becoming a larger enterprise, Garrett Transport is still very much a family run business.
Every member of our team at Garrett Transport is vital in ensuring we deliver the highest level of service. All of our team continue training throughout their careers in order to maintain and improve their skills ensuring they have the right knowledge to maintain our high standards.
We believe in offering all of our customers the highest quality of service possible at great value prices. This commitment to quality means that Garrett Transport can offer a real alternative to the major players in the Transport & Warehousing Sector.
As members of the UKWA, RHA and FORS Bronze members we are committed to offering our customers the best service available, with a safer, smarter, efficient and greener service whilst ensuring value for money.
Many of our customers have used us for years, including some since we started our business 25 years ago. We very much appreciate their loyalty and regularly seek feedback for any improvements they feel the business could benefit from.
Garrett Transport invented and patented the award-winning PalletSock, an innovative and environmentally-friendly reusable pallet sleeve to protect goods in transit. PalletSock
THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX…AND CAMBRIDGESHIRE!
Two award-winning companies come together as Garrett Transport joins Pallet-Track
Saffron Walden-based Garrett Transport has become the latest family-owned business to join the Pallet-Track network.
Garrett Transport invented and patented the award-winning PalletSock, an innovative and environmentally friendly reusable pallet sleeve to protect goods in transit, will cover the CB postcodes which encompass Essex and Cambridgeshire regions, including Ely.
Managing director Simon Garrett said: “It was time for a change as we take the next step in our business development. I particularly like the member involvement with Pallet-Track and the ethos of the network as it shares many of our own objectives in terms of quality of service and the strategic use of technology.
“We are a completely different type of business to what we were five years ago and it is this evolving corporate landscape that will help us to continue to expand our business. I believe this move will help us to continue to diversify and develop,” said Simon.
The development of the FORS Bronze award holding Garretts, which has more than 20 trucks and three hubs, was accelerated by the acquisition of Hicks Transport in 2008.
Nigel Parkes, founder and managing director of Pallet-Track, said; “Garrett Transport is a welcome addition to the Pallet-Track network as it brings with it an excellent track record, as well as a proven commitment to award-winning innovation.
“Our ethos is investment in our members and progressing together with shared ideas and the kind of commitment to excellent customer service that bucks the race to the bottom approach of many of our competitors – Garretts share that vision.”