Independent Thinking from New UK Member Indy
4th May 2017
We are pleased to welcome a new member for the United Kingdom - Independent Wholesale Express Ltd (Indy) are a privately owned express, freight forwarding and shipping company established in 1993.
Employing 23 staff with their headquarters located at Heathrow, Indy are a Department for Transport listed agent, have DGSA approved staff to handle dangerous & hazardous goods & are a licenced customs broker.
The photos in the gallery below show a shipment they handled of a Dennis 1995 Fire Engine which had been decommissioned and retired and then purchased by Boston Fire Museum in the USA.
An Indy driver was sent to the shipper in Birmingham and following a 15-minute lesson on the finer art of driving a fire engine (including the lights & siren!), he drove the vehicle down to the Indy warehouse (the fire engine had a valid MOT and was still road worthy) where the fire engine attracted a lot of interest, not only by all at Indy but the entire industrial estate as for most it bought their childhood memories flooding back.
After being housed in the Indy warehouse overnight, it was then driven to Felixstowe early the next morning for its final journey in the United Kingdom where it was lashed to a flatbed.
The fire engine arrived into the USA, cleared customs, and was delivered to the museum in Boston where it can now be viewed as a piece of British manufacturing history, being one of the last models before Dennis Fire Engines closed their doors in 2001 after 100 years of trading.
Another transport related shipment carried out by Indy is also pictured below.
In 2016 they had a request to ship two motorbikes from Northern Ireland to Auckland, New Zealand. One bike was a 1971 500cc Suzuki from the inaugural 1972 Ulster grand prix and modified locally for the circuit, the second bike was a later model (1989 Suzuki 750cc) modified by the university engineering department in Ulster, both valued at approximately £100k.
The owner was selling part of his collection and the motorbikes were going to a new home in Auckland. They were re-crated, purged and shipped via air to AKL.
After being delivered locally in New Zealand, they now belong to a very lucky individual that owns two uniquely crafted motor bikes that are part of Northern Ireland racing history.
Stuart Weightman, Director: “The Indy team bring unmatched experience & initiative, coupled with a level of dedication & commitment that means when others stop we will keep delivering to your needs”
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