About us

Downton is a highly successful independent logistics firm that combines the values of a family business with the capacity and scale of a major multi-national logistics provider.

Established and headquartered in Gloucestershire, Downton operates 600 tractor units and 1,800 trailers out of ten major distribution hubs across the UK – Moreton Valence (headquarters), Quedgeley, Coventry, Dunstable, Leeds, Runcorn, Avonmouth, Shepton Mallet, Shotton and Tilbury – and employs around 1,350 staff.

Downton’s client list includes some of the UK’s largest companies across a range of industry sectors including print and publishing, food and drink, retail, manufacturing, ink and paper, energy, waste and consumer goods. Some of the global businesses and big name brands that Downton works with include:

  • Dyson
  • Pets at Home
  • Kellogg’s
  • Sainsbury’s
  • C&C Group
  • Accolade Wines
  • AB InBev UK
  • News International
  • UPM-Kymmene Corporation
  • Marketforce

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