The removals operation is a fully legal Spanish S.L. (limited) company with the Spanish version of an International operators license (tarjeta de transporte) which allows for international commercial road transport throughout Europe.
The transport license and facilities allow any user to undertake international haulage and transport operations , not just removals.
The business has been trading since 2003.
Covering all of mainland Spain and the UK.
The company has 3 trucks (5200kg, 5250 kg, 3500 kg and 5 trailer units for the trucks) based at the Spanish warehouse in Murcia. (all small box body vehicles that are perfect for bad access within Spain)
The Murcia warehouse is Freehold but owned by a family member through a separate company, so it could also be included in the sale. The warehouse is 1100sq meters, currently holds just over 220 UK spec (250 cuft) containers with space to spare, and a has a yard at the rear and internal office. Containers can be stacked 3 high.
There are two forklifts on site and a multitude of racking, materials, ramps, blankets, archive racking kits, etc
All assets are paid for in full, there is no finance in this company.
The UK operation is dealt with by using subcontractors working exclusively for the company in Kent using a small rented industrial unit. This consists of two 1100 square foot units, with a 5 man crew and a 3500kg van and trailer unit. The UK operation is basically a warehouse that the UK crews operate out of to collect and deliver consignments for transport to Spain/UK.
The company are International Associate members of the BAR, RHA members and have 13 staff in Spain and 5 in the UK.
This removal company is the biggest mover between the UK and Spain they have about 50% of the market share. They run a truck (subcontracted) every week from the UK to Spain (85cbm) and 1 to 2 trucks from Spain to the UK every month. That’s about 4200 CBM UK to Spain per year and 1500 to 2000 CBM from Spain to the UK. All goods are export wrapped, inventoried, labeled and scanned through the removals process. All staff are all highly experienced and have worked for years with the company so quality is assured. There is also another smaller revenue stream with local/national removals within Spain as well as long and short term storage in Spain and the UK. Bilingual staff cater for UK and Spanish nationals and their removal requirements. The company continues to experience increased growth in all sectors and has a large and loyal customer base with repeat business as well as continued new sales.
The UK depot also holds a British National Road Haulage Operators license, that allows for National haulage/transport/freight within the UK. This is part of the UK depot operation that could easily be expanded to become a British company in its own right if the purchaser is interested in having a company based in the UK as well as Spain.
Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (about one third of the total population of the Region). The population of the metropolitan area was 689,591 in 2010. It is located on the Segura River, in the Southeast of the Iberian Peninsula, noted by a climate with hot summers, mild winters, and relatively low precipitation.
Murcia was founded by the emir of Cordoba Abd ar-Rahman II in 825 with the name Mursiyah مرسية and nowadays is mainly a services city and a university town. Highlights for visitors include the Cathedral of Murcia and a number of baroque buildings, renowned local cuisine, Holy Week procession works of art by the famous Murcian sculptor Francisco Salzillo, and the Fiestas de Primavera (Spring Festival).
The city, as the capital of the comarca Huerta de Murcia is called Europe's orchard due to its long agricultural tradition and its fruit, vegetable, and flower production and exports.