About Ford and Slater Wisbech
The Company was founded in 1928 since when it has been at the forefront of commercial vehicle distribution. Ford & Slater was acquired by Peter Strevens in 1991 and the Directors of Ford & Slater now comprise Strevens family members and other senior managers.
Certain key milestones in recent years include the following:
- winning the prestigious “Motor Dealer of the Year” award in 1998;
- Ford & Slater Norwich relocating to its new £2.1m dealership in Oct 2004;
- the independent DAF service dealer Cousins & Sharp was acquired in Oct 2006;
- a new service dealership was opened in Corby in Nov 2006; and
- Ford & Slater relocating to a new £1.4m Spalding facility in March 2007.
As a privately-owned company we are able to take a long-term view. The Company owns the freehold of its premises where possible, profits have been re-invested since 1991 and security of employment is very important to the shareholders.
Our Company mission statement is to exceed our customer’s expectations by offering high quality transport services in an ethical manner at competitive prices.
We will achieve this by effectively utilizing the synergies within our dealership group, offering innovative solutions and a “one-stop shop” provided by highly motivated and skilled long-term employees, reinvesting profits to provide modern, safe premises.
DAF Trucks is our only truck manufacturer relationship and this sole franchise relationship means that our interests are wholly aligned with DAF Trucks unlike other dealers which have competing manufacturer relationships. DAF Trucks is a subsidiary of PACCAR Inc, the worldwide quality leader in the design and manufacture of premium light, medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.
All transactions are subject to our standard conditions of business which can be viewed here - a hard copy is available on request