Matthew Kibble International was founded in January 1999 transporting goods to & from Europe. This remained an important part of our company until 2005.
We diversified in 2001 to provide UK distribution services for other customers. By January 2005 the fleet had grown to seven artics. In July 2005 we acquired Preston’s fuel & Haulage based in Earby Lancs. This more than doubled our size overnight and gave us access to a pallet network as a licensee.
At this time it was decided that the name Matthew Kibble International was no longer a name that fit the company’s profile. It was decided to change the name to Matthew Kibble Transport Limited.
In January 2008 we moved to new premises at Junction Street, Colne. The new premises are purpose built with 22,000sq ft of high bay warehousing. Junction Street is more accessible for our fleet as we are 2 minutes from the end of the M65 at Colne. The fleet stood at 20 vehicles when we moved to our new premises.
In June 2008 we took over JA Transport who specialized in transport for concerts and festivals, as well as touring with bands.
On the 2nd July Matthew Kibble Transport Limited was named Haulier of the year at the Motor Transport Awards in London. The award is shared with Turners of Soham. Matthew was absolutely delighted with the award adding "this all makes it worthwhile, to receive the industries top award is fantastic".
During 2009 as the recession hit we managed to gain a small increase in turnover on 2008 and saw strong growth into 2010. We invested strongly in our fleet through the recession as we felt this would make us stronger, and we added 8 new DAF 105XF's during 2009 and early 2010. The DAF trucks are Euro 5 which makes them the most environmentally friendly trucks on the road.
In 2010 we gained new customers and moved in to freight forwarding as part of a contract for a blue chip customer. We have continued to invest in new trucks as part of our ongoing strategy and most are now Euro 4 or Euro 5. 2010 also saw us change pallet networks to Pallet-Track based in Wolverampton.
In 2011 we added 5 Volvo FH12 Globetrotter XL's and 1 new DAF 105XF to maintain our position of one of the newest fleets in our area. Matthew Kibble Transport will not be affected by the new rules on entering London's LEZ (Low Emission Zone) that came in to force in January. 2011 has also seen us acquire a further 2 acres of land to expand our current yard, which shall be developed in the near future.
2012 has seen us update our local delivery fleet to 3 new Scania rigids for local pallet network deliveries. These are the first Scania trucks to join the fleet for a number of years.
Today we have over 200 customers from individuals to blue chip companies. We offer full load, part load, overnight pallet services and warehousing to our customers. We offer full UK & European coverage from 1 pallet up to 26 pallets.