Spalding transport firm MRN in expansion drive

Shaun Dowdeswell at MRN Distribution's new premises. SG040317-143TW
Shaun Dowdeswell at MRN Distribution's new premises. SG040317-143TW
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Spalding transport firm MRN Distribution is investing £150,000 in a move to a new site at Pinchbeck which will see it create more jobs and add new vehicles to its fleet.

Transport supervisor Shaun Dowdeswell said the company, owned by Brendan Moran, has been operating out of Stumps Lane, Spalding, since 2010 while sharing a head office with MRN Recruitment in the town’s Sheep Market.

The company has now acquired a 6,400 sq ft warehouse and purpose built offices on Benner Road, part of the Wardentree Lane Industrial Estate at Pinchbeck.

Shaun said: “The overall cost is at present £100,000 plus refit costs with further investment made in staff training and improvements made to the area around the complex so, in total, an estimated £150,000.

“Before the expansion, MRN had three regular drivers but this total has now risen to 12 and we are always looking to add to our drivers’ portfolio from van drivers up to class 1 and 2.

“Again before the expansion, MRN had three regular vehicles and this figure has risen to nine at present and we aim to make this figure bigger depending on new business acquisition.”

MRN opened initially to provide a service to local companies, mainly delivering horticultural products.

But MRN now aim to serve a far wider client base and transport a greater variety of products.

Shaun said: “MRN are pleased to still be offering the first class service to their original clients as well as now working closely with a variety of new companies across the country.”

The new warehouse has the capacity to pre-pack and store goods and there’s a cold store facility for customers who require it.

Due to the growth of business, Brendan and his internationally experienced transport team are proud to have an expanded fleet of vehicles, which are able to cater for transportation of plants, flowers and temperature-controlled food and produce.”