Experts in Freight Forwarding and with the knowledge to provide successful transport solutions to seemingly impossible freight issues, MacHowie delivers a host of quality services to keep your business moving.
Originally, MacHowie Transport was named MacBurnie International. That changed in 1992 when a new company was set-up to fill the need of a large logistics contract with Stewart Milne Timber Systems. The contract expired in 2009 but the name has stuck!
A family business, MacBurnie was set up way back in 1983 by Gavin MacBurnie with the purchase of a single vehicle (Volvo F10 - 278hp). His brother Dougal joined two years later with a second vehicle (Volvo F12 - 305hp). Working mainly in the UK with occasional trips to Spain and Germany, the business grew steadily. During the next 10 years they built up a fleet of 14 Scania Tractor Units mostly used with Tilts, Euroliners and Fridge trailers covering all of Europe, Greece, Poland, Hungary and parts of Scandinavia, each vehicle covering approximately 160.000km per annum. Over the next five years they purchased some 16 DAF's and 4 Volvo's.
In 1992 after winning a contract with Stewart Milne Timber Systems, MacHowie Transport Ltd. was formed.. During the period up to 2009 we transported Timber Framed Buildings and materials all over the UK again the contract was initially serviced with 12 Daf FTG XF95's and a fleet of 32 Flat Trailers and updated after 4 years with 10 new Daf FTG XF 105 tractor units.
The rest, as they say is the future...