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Keltruck owner Chris Kelly co-founded East Midland Commercials in 1992 with his friend and business partner Alan Murrall who sadly died in May 2002. The company was run by Kevin Taylor, Managing Director at the time. Chris Kelly bought the remaining part of the company from Alan’s family in 2004 and kept it as East Midland Commercials until January 2005 when it officially started trading as Keltruck.

The merger of the two companies gave Keltruck 17 locations, making Keltruck the UK’s largest independent dealership for Scania vehicles.

Acquiring East Midland Commercials made Keltruck almost double in size overnight – with great staff and facilities at the current branches the transition was seamless. Whilst Keltruck is responsible for the larger expanded area, the focus remains on dedicated customer care that is always placed in high esteem and monitored closely throughout the business.

Tony Jarman, Worksop’s Branch Manager started at Keltruck in 2002 working for East Midland Commercials as a Workshop Controller. Since joining Keltruck he has worked as the Branch Manager for Keltruck Sutton-in-Ashfield and now has the role of Branch Manager for Keltruck Worksop.

“The new build at Worksop was a very exciting time as I had the chance to completely set up a new depot from interviewing all the staff to buying all the new equipment for the workshop and getting the layout set up correctly to make it as smooth running as possible.”

Keltruck developed a new state-of-the-art branch at Worksop in Nottinghamshire which gave a further customer support facility in the East Midlands area; the site opened in May 2007 to serve the B&Q operation as it is located 500 yards away from their distribution centre. Opening this site has given greater assistance to the B&Q fleet of over 60 tractor units and around 750 trailers, in addition to that the branch also supports customers and provides 24/7 breakdown assistance in the Worksop area.
Tony continues:

“We have seen good growth in retail work at Worksop which has taken around four years to build up in this area. To keep the B&Q contract running for six years and still going strong has been a great success for Keltruck with B&Q buying 100 new Scania vehicles over 2011/2012.”

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