National Operations Centre:

Brent Group have sold Hallett Silbermann their wholly owned heavy and general haulage operation to R Swain & Sons Ltd based in Strood near Rochester, Kent.

Hallett Silbermann was established in north west London in 1946 by John Silbermann OBE, former chairman of the Road Haulage Association. It provides a specialist heavy and general haulage operation throughout the UK particularly in the construction industry offering abnormal load movement services and the provision of self-loading crane vehicles.

Hallett Silbermann Ltd will operate within the Special Project Division of R Swain & Sons Ltd. All the staff and assets have transferred across as part of the acquisition, Jon Hugill with 30 years service with Hallett Silbermann Ltd will be the Operational Director and Matthew Swain the Managing Director.

David Silbermann, Chief Executive of Brent Group commented on this transaction: – “this is an exciting move forward for the Hallett Silbermann brand. We are very happy to pass our 6 decades of experience and good reputation onto Bob Swain and his team who have been going even longer than us – since 1918!”

Bob Swain said “I am delighted to have acquired Hallett Silbermann Ltd as it is a company with a very good reputation which will complement our already considerable Special Projects Division. This acquisition fits in well with our strategy to grow the company and to offer our customers a one stop solution for all their transport requirements”.

Our customers and suppliers are very important to us and will be unaffected by this transaction. Hallett Silbermann will continue to operate from their 2 sites at Hatfield, Hertfordshire and Birmingham, West Midlands.

For further information please see the contact details below:-

Bob Swain – Managing Director
R Swain & Sons Ltd

David Silbermann – Chief Executive
Brent Group Ltd