Burke Bros are global relocation specialists, heavily involved in corporate and private individual relocation. They were winners of Service Provider of the Year in 2013. They were formed originally as Burke Bros Removals and Storage in 1982 in Wolverhampton by brothers Gary and Chris Burke.
The business rapidly growing and needing new premises by 1989. In 2003 the company split into international and UK moving divisions to reflect the truly global nature of the business. In 2009 a logistics division was added to operate on a 24 hour, 6 day a week basis. Gary Burke, director of Burke Bros Moving Group as it is now branded, reports on the recent growth of the business as the economy comes out of the doldrums. “We decided we need to refurbish our offices and our fleet of vehicles to satisfy the increasing programme of work we were developing. 2014 was a record year of sales for our company, with September being our best ever month. A new fleet of vehicles, including DAF and other makes of truck, was needed and we now have sixteen trucks of different sizes.
“The DAF truck with its unique body is used for much of our city work, for example in London and Paris. It has the required Euro 6 emission specifications and has excellent manoeuvrability which our drivers need to cope with the narrow streets. It is a 12 tonne truck so it can transport a large amount of property and it requires fewer journeys between departure and destination points. This saves on fuel, time and overall costs. Our transport department is very impressed with the vehicle and its versatility.”
Rob Binnion, retail truck sales manager for Greenhous DAF, is delighted to have Burke Bros as partners. He says: “I have known Gary for a number of years and there is a historical relationship between our two companies. This new contract is very important to both of us. We were delighted to supply a DAF FALF210 12T Euro 6 Rigid with a unique van removal body fitted. Burke Bros have also engaged us to maintain the vehicle. There was a nice coincidence when we delivered the vehicle as Joe Croft, our driver, knew Gary from 20 Years ago when Joe was the workshop foreman at Willenhall”
The DAF truck will be used in the UK and across Europe where their corporate clients request assistance. Burke Bros have a high profile in the world of corporate relocation.