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  • 29 September 2022
  • U.K.
  • Ford & Slater takes on further DAF franchises in Leeds, Sheffield and Stockton-on-Tees
  • Appointment includes acquisition of assets from Evans Halshaw
  • Three new locations integrate with Ford & Slater’s existing northern facility in Birtley
  • Continuity assured with current employees transferring under TUPE regulations
  • Ford & Slater to deliver highly successful business model in the north

Ford & Slater bolsters northern dealer presence with three further DAF Trucks locations

Ford & Slater takes on further DAF franchises in Leeds, Sheffield and Stockton-on-Tees

Ford & Slater, one of DAF Trucks’ largest and most successful UK dealer groups has taken on the franchise to deliver Sales, Service and Parts at locations in Leeds, Sheffield and Stockton-on-Tees.

Ford & Slater

The appointment by DAF Trucks means Ford & Slater replaces Evans Halshaw as the main DAF Dealer at all three sites. The new locations integrate with the dealer group’s existing northern location in Birtley, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Local operators are assured of a commitment to deliver high service levels with the transfer of over 150 existing Sales, Service and Parts employees under TUPE regulations.

Ford & Slater invested over £2.5 million in the first half of 2022 to open its state-of-the-art DAF Service and Parts facility in Birtley. The addition of these three further dealer locations bolsters Ford & Slater’s presence in the North and North-East of England and continues the company’s commitment to a DAF-only brand offering across its 16-UK dealer locations.

With his considerable senior management experience at dealer level across the DAF network, Huw Teasdale is appointed as Ford & Slater Regional Director, bringing with him a wealth of local knowledge and an excellent reputation at customer interface level.

“We are a dedicated DAF Dealer group with growth ambitions and a focus on long-term customer relationships,” said Joint Managing Director Tim Strevens. “We will work hard to deliver benchmark levels of Sales, Service and Parts supply to operators in the North and North-East of England. We will provide DAF operators with a seamless transition of their aftersales requirements and then they can look forward to a very positive brand of Ford & Slater customer support.”

John McMenamin, Director Dealer Development at DAF Trucks added “This is an important area of the country for transport links and, naturally, as a base for many transport operators. Ford & Slater’s move to the region is both strategic and of huge significance for operators continuation of a DAF presence.”



For further details please contact:

Phil Moon,
DAF Trucks Ltd.
T:  07802 612172
M: philip.moon@daftrucks.com

Phil Moon