ESTABLISHED IN 1946, HERTFORDSHIRE-BASED HALLETT SILBERMANN IS ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED NAMES IN HEAVY HAULAGE. BOB BEECH VISITS THE COMPANY TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW IT APPROACHES THE COMPLEXITIES OF OPERATING IN LONDON AND HOW IT CAME TO CHOOSE ITS LATEST HEAVY HAULAGE RIG.
PHOTOGRAPHY: CRAIG PUSEY
Hallett Silbermann was founded as a modest enterprise by the late John Silbermann, a natural entrepreneur who grew the operation in many directions, creating a number of companies in numerous sectors under the umbrella of the Brent Group. The company was purchased by another well-known family owned transport operator, R Swain and Sons, over two years ago and is now part of the Swain Group Special Projects Division.
In 2015, the group’s range of capabilities was further enhanced with the acquisition of the Gatwick Group, another long-established specialist operator based near Redhill, which runs a well-equipped fleet of truck-mounted cranes and other equipment, offering a range of services with particular emphasis upon the construction, rail and aviation sectors. The Swain Group is now able to offer a comprehensive range of services from its strategically placed depots, which is of particular importance when managing large projects that have to meet strict deadlines.