Wick Van Hire
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
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
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. We still sell
vans and minibuses and carry about 100 vehicles
in stock. We also hire vehicles, currently with
a fleet of about 80 including cars, vans, lutons
The staff has grown from four people in the
early days to eleven people now. Call in and
Call us on (01656) 660160 to make a booking.
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