From humble beginnings...

1976



Business started in Brierley Hill

The Bevan story began in the mid-seventies,
when freight transport expanded to fill the
rapidly growing road network in the UK.

Business 1976 Clouds 1976 van

1979

Relocated to larger premises in Oldbury

Three years of rapid growth and full order
books resulted in a need for greater capacity,
and we haven’t slowed down since.

Business 1976 Clouds 1976 van

1988

Relocated to an independent site in
Blakeley Hall Road

Another great leap forward saw us move to
our own site, where we set up our facilities to
provide exactly what our customers needed.

Business 1988 Clouds 88 van

Through steady growth and acquisition...

2003

Set up external paintshop

The time was right to focus on specialities and
increase our capacity further still, so our external
paintshop was the ideal solution.

Set Up Bevan Aftercare

Another string to our bow was established when our
range of aftercare services were brought together
to create Bevan Aftercare.

Paintshop Aftercare 03 clouds

2004

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Purchased Welford Thomas

Our expansion continued with the purchase
of Welford Thomas, which would become the first
of a series of major acquisitions.

2005

Set up external repair centre

Another major investment helped us to increase the
capacity of our repairs service and help more
customers to stay on the road.

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2006

B21 LAUNCH

A breakthrough in fuel efficiency and intelligent design, the Bevan21
box body applied aerodynamic principles to commercial vehicles.

Lorry Airwaves
Innovative design
Innovative design

The Bevan21 reduces wind resistance while maintaining cubic load volumes, with features including a curved roof and a specially moulded air deflector and cab collar.

Fuel cost savings
Fuel cost savings

The design is capable of achieving fuel savings of up to 15 per cent (independent test of 11 tonne version) and even saves fuel on multi-drop runs.

Green targets
Green targets

The Bevan21 is contributing to many commercial vehicle operators’ carbon reduction targets, including major names such as Argos and AG Barr.

 
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Purchased second manufacturing
facility on Amber Way

With demand for our bodies and vehicles increasing, we
responded by increasing our output and investing in the
latest technology.

2009

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Purchased PG Reeves

Another step forward saw us moving into the drinks
transport sector, producing specialist vehicle bodies for
multi-drop deliveries.

ICON LAUNCH

Environmental credentials for commercial vehicles don’t come much higher
than those of the light-weight, fuel-efficient Bevan ICON.

 
Cutting Edge
Cutting edge

Designed for the fast-growing home delivery sector, the ICON uses cutting edge technology developed alongside Cranfield University and Hatcher Components.

Lean and green
Lean and green

Market-leading 1,200+kg payload for maximum productivity and a sleek, aerodynamic design to boost fuel efficiency while reducing costs and carbon emissions.

Feature packed
Feature packed

Aerodynamic cab deflector and collar system; tail-lift compatibility; lightweight shutter with maximum security lock; ‘plug and play’ lighting with LED interior light.

 
Bevan Graphics

Set up Bevan Graphics

Demand for our vehicle livery services grew to such an
extent that Bevan Graphics was born as an expert
department with the latest equipment.

2013

 
Cutting Edge
Introduced Safe-T-Drop

Our safety system for dropsides was launched, which recently won an award for safety innovation with Saint-Gobain in Paris.

Lean and green
Patnership with A&R

By joining forces with the leading accident repair and refurbishment specialists, we secured our place as industry leaders.

Feature packed
Purchased Supertrucks

Another string was added to our bow with the acquisition of one of the UK’s most respected glass-carrying vehicle providers.

 
 

Today, we offer these services