From a local delivery boy to a national haulage company, Devereux has become one of the top names when it comes to distribution and transport in the UK. The family founded business is still run by the Devereux family now in its 3rd generation still working in the business.
where it all began...
Kenneth William Devereux created his first business in 1937 at the age of just 14, starting out with a hand kart to move goods including firewood. The company went from strength to strength and soon Ken was moving whole houses.
Ken’s business was interrupted when he joined the war effort. Upon returning Ken established the company we see today. In 1946 the company purchased their first second hand van, which Ken was able to use to expand into more commercial transportation.
At the end of the 40s an opportunity to move into general haulage arose. The new venture meant moving large fans from Stockton to the new lines of the London Underground.
With the expansion of the Teesside Industrial complex of heavy industries in the early 1960s, KW Devereux and Sons was also able to expand, moving materials to the new steel works. By the late 60s distinctive red Devereux trucks were traveling up and down the country transporting a variety of products.
Devereux has grown beyond recognition from the small workforce it once was and now employs nearly 200 staff. In its third generation and in the safe hands of Kens sons, Devereux continues to maintain its name as one of the North East’s leading transport firms. To this day Devereux is also still in the commercial and domestic removals sector maintaining it’s connection with it’s roots after more than ¾ of a century.
Devereux has built its business on a bedrock of loyal customers who value the personal experience and customer service that a family-owned business can provide.
As a family run business we hold traditional values of customer service, respect, reliability, value for money and teamwork. We offer a complete and comprehensive
transport service tailored to meet the needs of our diverse client base. Whether complex cargos with multiple drops, long distance full loads or just single pallet deliveries, we treat all of our customers’ consignments with the same urgency and respect.
Our exceptional team are passionate about providing every customer with a reliable and cost-efficient service, our mission is to deliver dedicated logistics solutions and develop and maintain long-term business relationships.
Whilst the business has grown it has maintained the values on which it was founded back in 1937. A sense of ownership and community is part of the Devereux culture which can be seen throughout the company and can be credited for the success the company has seen over the last 75 years.
our promise to you
The success of the company is down to the professionalism and commitment of our fantastic team and the relationships we have cultivated with our loyal customers. We take customer care and quality assurance seriously and are passionate about providing high quality services to all customers at all times. In recognition of this commitment to high standards the company maintains a number of quality assurances and certified standards as listed below:
We believe that high standards and quality are essential and therefore operate integrated management systems compliant with BS EN ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Standard) and ISO 45001:2018 (Health and Safety Standard).
COROPRATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Since the company’s inception it has played an active part in supporting the Teesside community. We support the education sector encouraging young people to join the logistics industry through local apprenticeship initiatives, regularly taking on apprentices with many remaining at the business post-training in full time employment. The company supports numerous charities and is currently a patron of three leading Teesside charities:
The Russ Devereux Headlight Project was founded in memory of Russ Devereux. The Headlight Project aims to reduce the number of deaths by suicide in the Tees Valley area, providing therapy to those bereaved by suicide and preventative education and training to both children and adults in the area, working with local schools and community projects.
The Teesside Charity are a registered charity, set up by Teessiders for Teessiders. They help businesses and individuals join together to make Teesside a better place in which to live, work and do business.
For almost four decades, Butterwick Hospice Care has supported local people and communities across our region. We deliver our primary objective of holistic palliative and supportive care to those suffering with progressive life limiting conditions, their families and loved ones.