Our heritage: The Dawsongroup story – from haulage to cold storage solutions
Dawsongroup is a family owned business which was established in 1935 by A.E.H Dawson. With his son, Peter, now chairman the business is supported by a long serving senior management team and now has 3rd generation family members working within the business. A family business ethos is still maintained at the core of Dawsongroup and is why so much emphasis is placed on the support of our customers. Have a look at the timeline of the business below
A.E.H. Dawson buys a Studebaker truck to start a road haulage business in Leighton Buzzard, UK.
A.E.H Dawson’s three sons, Tony, Peter (today’s Chairman) and Nicholas join the business in the 1950s.
Dawson freight Commercials is appointed as a Volvo Truck distributor.
Dawsongroup is formed.
New HO is opened & Portable Cold Stores business is started.
Cold storage business is set up in Holland.
Bus and Coach business set up.
Dawsongroup acquires Portable Cold Storage Ltd that includes businesses in France and Germany.
Portable Cold Stores opens in the Republic of Ireland.
Rawlings refrigeration is acquired.
Cold Storage business is set up in Poland.
Chill It Ltd is acquired, adding another 171 portable cold stores to the business.
Dawsongroup Finance is established.
Dawsongroup | vans is established.
Dawsongroup Iberica opens in Barcelona offering cold stores and blast freezers.
Dawsongroup introduces the inflatable cold stores to the product range.
Thermobil moves into their own state-of-the-art facility in Dormagen near Düsseldorf.
Dawsongroup also acquires Tectoniks, a manufacturer of inflatable structures.
POLARºSTORE™ products introduced to the product range
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