half a century Prestons have been setting exceptional standards
and quality service. With an extensive fleet, large warehousing
and a loyal workforce they have grown to become one of the most
widely recognized family business in the British logistics industry.
It is now headed by the third generation of the Prestons family,
company was formed at Potto in 1936 by Richard Preston Senior and
operated successfully as an agricultural business until 1957 when
a transport division was formed. In 1969 the company was handed
over to Richard Junior and his wife Anne whose joint leadership
took the company forward to its leading position today.
growth of the company in the 70`s mirrored Teesside`s expanding
chemical and steel businesses.
the 80`s the company was one of the first privately owned to be
accredited with BSI and is still praised for its continued high
quality performance. It also changed its emphasis and became a large
player in the food and drinks business.
The 90`s has been a time of change for the company with continued
improvement being the key. It has seen the introduction of in cab
communication, EDI, Web site, Computerised traffic scheduling and
the fastest developing business, the provision of on site labour
and total management. A highly successful joint partnership has
been formed and the fleet size grown to meet the ever changing needs
of customers. In order to enhance the network new distribution depots
were opened in six new locations.
in the 21st century the preston family are confident that the ingredients
are in place for even more success with a dedicated workforce, the
most up to date fleet and technology in its history, the ability
to compete for big business but yet keep the personal touch and
a leader in David with a wide experience of the logistics business.