Additions to the fleet…

Posted: November 24 2015

Two DAF XF 105 units have been added to The Swain Group’s bulk powder traction unit operation. Vehicles 548 and 549 are formally due to go on the road in the New Year. Andrew Swain, Director, suggested that “the new XF’s shall be a welcome addition to the ever expanding operation”. View our Gallery or Social Media sites for photo's!

Race of Champions 2015 – London Olympic Park

Posted: November 24 2015

The Swain Group proudly provided the necessary vehicles and trailers to remove the race track crash barriers for the international motorsport event, Race of Champions, on behalf of our customer Spadeoak Ltd. The event took place on the weekend of 21st/22nd of November. This consisted of 17 loads in and out of the London Olympic Stadium, totalling a whopping 476000Kg of concrete segments. These all had to be done under strict time constraints and to schedule. The Race of Champions features some of the world's best racing and rally drivers. It is the only competition in the world where stars from Formula One, World Rally Championship, IndyCar, NASCAR, sports cars and touring cars compete against each other, going head-to-head in identical cars. Our customer was pleased with our performance and our ability to complete all loads ahead of schedule, thanks to our versatile and comprehensive fleet of vehicles and trailers. Visit our social media pages for photo's of the event!

ROC London 2015 - Timelapse Video

We are proud to be supporting Kent County Councils “ONE ROAD FOR ALL” campaign

Posted: October 6 2015

As part of our desire to improve road safety, The Swain Group is delighted to be supporting Kent County Council and partners “ONE ROAD FOR ALL” event through supplying a tractor unit at the ‘exchanging places’ stand. 
The event takes place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October in Canterbury High Street and has been commissioned to help deliver Kent County Council’s strategy of increasing awareness of cycling safety and steps that cyclists can take to improve their wellbeing on the road.
“We are very passionate about road safety and have invested heavily in technology advancements across our vehicle fleet to enable both drivers and cyclists alike to reduce risks on the road”…said Matthew Sweet, Swain Group’s Commercial Director.
“By placing a vehicle at the event, members of the public will have the opportunity to see what challenges our drivers face on a daily basis to ensure the utmost safety to other road users…..We have a strong background in supporting road safety initiatives ranging from vehicle demonstrations to donating high-viz tabards to local primary schools….our team are looking forward to speaking with everyone at the upcoming event”…said Matthew.
Partners of ONE ROAD FOR ALL are: Dr Bike, Canterbury City Council, Kent Police, The Swain Group and Kent Fire and Rescue Service. 


Posted: October 5 2015

Swain vehicles have featured in one of our key customers promotional YouTube clip demonstrating high quality solutions for the Road Construction industry. Click the link below to view.


Posted: October 2 2015

R Swain & Sons Ltd are delighted to announce that with effect from the 1st October 2015 the business has acquired the shares which includes the assets, vehicles, plant, and business of Gatwick Plant Ltd.

Gatwick Plant Ltd is a specialist plant and services company specialising in Airport infrastructure projects and has been in business for 36 years. The business currently operates 10 specialised rigid and artic Hiab vehicles with supporting plant and cranes as well as 2 consolidation warehouses. The business will retain the Gatwick Plant name, operating as a stand-alone company within the Swain Group and will be part of Swain Groups Special Projects Division.

Matthew Swain will be the Director responsible for the business as Director of Special Projects for The Swain Group. Commenting on the acquisition Matthew said…”This compliments our acquisition of Hallett Silbermann in 2014 and fits with the strategy of the Swain Group to acquire businesses in specialist transport sectors with the added value that this brings”…..”The Swain Group Special Projects fleet now totals 100 vehicles of various specifications to support all areas of industry”.  

The purchase includes the main 1.5 acre site at Horley, close to Gatwick. The business also has a lease on a warehouse at Crawley which has been transferred as part of the acquisition.

”This acquisition demonstrates our continued commitment to the transport industry and to R Swain & Sons Ltd. We welcome the Gatwick Plant team into The Swain Group family and very much look forward to working closely with the teams to further develop our Special Projects offering”, Paul Kavanagh, Managing Director The Swain Group.

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From Team Swain to Team England - Update

Posted: September 8 2015

Following last week’s news that one of our own, Rebecca ‘Boo’ Wadhams from our Rochester Depot, was participating in the Sainsbury’s 2015 UK School Games representing England U18s Ladies Rugby team…we are delighted to report that her team won the tournament finishing in top spot, collecting the prized gold medal.

“It was an amazing experience, especially the opening and closing ceremonies, beyond what we expected”….. “The event was a great opportunity to mingle with young sports people across all disciplines from the different UK nations.”…Boo explained.

She arrived at the office on Monday with Gold medal in-hand and was pleased to share the great news with colleagues.

”The high point was when the final whistle blew at the end of our last game vs rivals England South West. We won the match convincingly with a 22-10 score-line and were delighted to make the podium in the Gold medal position!”

So what’s next for Boo?...With England pro coaches watching the tournament, she hopes to have the opportunity to be selected for the Senior teams when the time comes.

We are all very pleased for Boo and the team and look forward to watching her progress with interest.

Swain Group supported the event by supplying the team with Energy drinks for the tournament.

For further information on the event, Rugby 7’s and the results, please follow the link: