Transporter Engineering Ltd. is situated in 300 acres of disused airfield, at the edge of the picturesque village of Gosfield, on the north Essex border where it has been building Car Transporters since 1992 but can chase its lineage back to 1911.
Transporter has built a reputation on delivering quality British built products and currently employs over 140 staff on the Gosfield site. With a supplier base of over 420 companies where 99% of those are located in the UK, many within Essex and surrounding counties.
The company is family-owned and part of the Park Hall Group of companies which are run by the Ripper Family, this includes Ripper Farms and Transporter Sales and Hire.
Transporter prides itself on being run on Green Energy alongside other green credentials.
Transporter’s Good Causes
Transporter is proud to support local and national good causes alike. 2016 has seen fundraising for various charities including Barts and Macmillian, which will continue throughout 2017.
Local charities supported recently have included Braintree Foodbank where our staff will supply food for the festive season.
Within the village of Gosfield we have supported the Gosfield Foundation, Village Fete and an annual donation to the Parish Council. As a group we also support the Horticultural Society and Cricket Club.
But our giving doesn’t stop there. In 2016 we forged links with Colchester Institute, where we now support the 3-year welding program. This includes offering year 2 and 3 students an annual open day, where they will have a full day on site and get an insight to the working world. We also offer all of our offcuts and scrap back to the College for practical lessons during college time. This has been extremely successful with 3 new welders joining the Transporter team this year.
From humble beginnings, Transporter Engineering Ltd. has moved with the times and continues to strive to be innovative and lead the way in its current market.
During the companies journey to the present day Transporter through its acquisitions can chase its lineage back to 1911 on the Hunwick branch and pre 1960 on the Transporter branch both coming together in a merger in 2010, Both companies have occupied a number of local sites over the years from Danbury, Braintree, Including Kings Road in Halstead (noted in the picture as Harrison Works) and now resides on the Old Airfield Gosfield where many of the workshops have been purpose built and ECO friendly.
Both branches of the company have in their time been at the forefront of technology and innovative products from torpedo trollies to help the war effort in WWII, mechanical Elephants in the 50’s and multi vehicle transporters in the 60’s to name just a few. 1992 saw the start of a new era…..the Transporter Brand was born, currently in its 8th Evolution, the product continues to please customers and the industry alike.