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About Pentalver


For more than 30 years, Pentalver has been expanding through business growth and strong investment to become a leading provider of container-related services in the UK.

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History

Pentalver Timeline

  • 2017 - Acquired by G&W

    Acquired by G&W

    2017

    G&W acquires Pentalver and begins rebranding in-line with G&W’s corporate identity. The acquisition enables G&W to market a strong Rail, Road and Terminal services offering in the UK.

  • 2015 - London Gateway Grand Opening

    London Gateway Grand Opening

    2015

    Pentalver’s expanded terminal at DP World, London Gateway, officially opens, providing 40% additional capacity.

  • 2008 - Reefer Engineering team established

    Reefer Engineering team established

    2008

    Our nationwide team of Reefer Engineers are recruited, allowing us to offer new, used and bespoke reefer containers.

  • 2006 - cannock upgraded

    Cannock upgraded

    January, 2006

    Pentalver opens 6.5 hectare transport and container storage terminal in Cannock which soon begins offering container sales and conversions too.

  • 2005

    Midlands acquisition

    2005

    Bowmur Haulage acquired, based in Cannock. Later renamed Pentalver Cannock.

  • 2002 - In with the new

    In with the new

    2002

    The container sales division starts to sell new containers as the market begins to recognise the versatility of our products.

  • 2000 - Sell, sell, sell

    Sell, sell, sell

    2000

    The vast array of container sales and conversions options starts as just a few used containers for sale.

  • 1995

    Acquired by APMM Group

    1995

    Pentalver is acquired by AP-Moller Maersk Group

  • 1980

    The journey begins

    1980

    Pentalver Transport is established as a family-run business. Our first site opens in Southampton.

Our People

Executive Team

Our Executive Team have over 200 years of experience between them in the rail and logistics industry.

  • Portrait of Gary Long

    Gary Long

    Chief Executive Officer G&W UK/Europe Region
  • Portrait of Glynis Appelbe

    Glynis Appelbe

    HR Director G&W UK/Europe Region
  • stephen evans-howe

    Stephen Evans-Howe

    Safety Development Director G&W UK/Europe Region
  • Portrait of Tim Shakerley

    Tim Shakerley

    European Engineering & Operations Services Director G&W UK/Europe Region
  • Portrait of Charles Noble

    Charles Noble

    Chief Financial Officer G&W UK/Europe Region
  • neil mcnicholas

    Neil McNicholas

    Managing Director – UK Rail G&W UK/Europe Region
  • shaun allen

    Shaun Allen

    Managing Director – Road Services G&W UK/Europe Region
  • Portrait of Chris Lawrenson

    Chris Lawrenson

    Managing Director – Terminal Services G&W UK/Europe Region
  • Portrait of Geraint Harries

    Geraint Harries

    General Counsel G&W UK/Europe Region

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Our Fleet

  • MAN TGX
    Tractor Unit

    MAN TGX

    Description: 460bhp MAN TGX
    Emission Class: Euro 6
    Permissible total Weight: 44,000kgs
    Maximum Speed (MPH): 56 mph
  • DAF CF
    Tractor Unit

    DAF CF

    Description: 483 bhp DAF CF FTG
    Emission Class: Euro 6
    Permissible total Weight: 44,000kgs
    Maximum Speed (MPH): 56 mph
  • Single Extending Semi Low Loader Trailer
    Trailer

    Single Extending Semi Low Loader Trailer

    Trailer uses
    20’, 30’ 40’ or 45’ containers (flat racks / open tops) attached with twistlocks
    Wheeled / tracked equipment (using 2.5m clip on ramps to rear of trailer and hop up ramps to neck – also over width outrigger boards available
    Static / Break / bulk cargo whether in gauge or out of gauge
    Payload: Suitable for C & U or STGO operations – dependent on tractor unit used
  • Trailer

    4 Axle Single Extender Semi Low Loader

    Trailer uses
    20’, 30’ 40’ or 45’ containers (flat racks / open tops) attached with twistlocks
    Wheeled / tracked equipment (using 2.5m clip on ramps to rear of trailer and hop up ramps to neck – also over width outrigger boards available.
    Static / Break / bulk cargo whether in gauge or out of gauge.
  • Single extending power steer super low loader
    Trailer

    Single Extending Power Steer Super Low Loader

    Trailer uses
    20’, 30’ 40’ or 45’ containers (flat racks / open tops) attached with twistlocks
    Wheeled / tracked equipment - removable neck also over width outrigger boards available
    Static / Break / bulk cargo whether in gauge or out of gauge
    Payload: Suitable for C & U or STGO operations – dependent on tractor unit used
  • Single extending flatbed trailer
    Trailer

    Single Extending Flatbed

    Trailer uses
    20’, 30’ 40’ or 45’ containers (flat racks / open tops) attached with twistlocks
    Static / Break / bulk cargo whether in gauge or out of gauge
    Pipes / Steel (contained using pipe stanchions / goal posts) located down each side of the trailer
    Sheets also available for weatherproofing load
    Payload: Suitable for C & U or STGO operations – dependent on tractor unit used
  • PSK Trailer
    Trailer

    PSK

    Trailer uses
    Fitted with sockets for 1.5m pipe irons to be fitted
    Equipped with edge protection
    Fitted with twist locks for 1 x 20’ mid mount, pair of 20’s, 1 x 40’ or 1 x 45’ container
    Available with sheets for weatherproofing cargo
    Suitable for Break bulk or Out of Gauge Cargo
  • Trailer

    Double Extending Semi Low Loader

    Trailer uses
    Wheeled / tracked equipment (using flip toe ramps to rear of trailer and hop up ramps to neck – also over width outrigger boards available.
    Static / Break / bulk cargo whether in gauge or out of gauge.
    Payload: Suitable for STGO operations – dependant on tractor unit used.

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