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Miniclipper Logistics


Miniclipper Logistics celebrated its half century of trading on March 23 by announcing a £5.5m investment in its transport and warehousing divisions as it heads for a record year of trading in 2020/21. T e company, founded by Mick Masters in 1971


in Leighton Buzzard, remains a family business, with his son Peter and daughter-in-law Jayne currently at the helm as Managing Director and Sales Director, and his two grandchildren part of the 140-strong workforce. Mick responded to an advert in the Leighton


Buzzard Observer looking for someone to develop their own parcel delivery service in 1971 and so the company was born. Today it provides a range of transport, storage


and warehousing solutions for the medical, construction, print, retail and food sectors and is a shareholder member of the Palletline network. Miniclipper enters its sixth decade having


recently invested £2.7m in a new four-acre site in Dunstable where it will relocate its entire transport operation, including a mixed fl eet of 40 x 7.5-tonne, 18-tonne and 44-tonne trucks and 30 trailers. The relocation will be topped off with the delivery of two new 18-tonne MAN rigids and fi ve


Delivering half a century of service


new Lawrence David trailers which add to the 11 MAN tractor units it took delivery of in June 2020, at the end of the fi rst lockdown. T is is part of Miniclipper’s £500,000 investment in its fl eet. T e fl eet relocation frees up Miniclipper’s Billington Road site in


Jayne Masters Sales Director Miniclipper – Peter Masters Managing Director Miniclipper


Leighton Buzzard to expand its warehouse capacity in the area where previously the trucks and trailers were parked. It is investing a further £2.2m on this site to increase its capacity to over 10,000 pallet spaces on that site by October 2021. T is combined investment will give Miniclipper over 450,000 square feet of storage and over 38,000 pallet spaces across fi ve sites in Leighton Buzzard, Houghton Regis and Dunstable. “We are proud to still be a family business after 50 years and we


combine this personal approach with providing companies with a fi rst- class transport, storage and warehousing service,” said Peter. “T at’s why we are still successfully trading and investing in our


business 50 years on. T at attention to detail and personal service is a rarity in our sector in 2021 and our customers appreciate it greatly.”


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