Seafood specialist updates transport fleet


13 July 2023

Frozen fish and seafood supplier, Sykes Seafood, has taken delivery of 46 DAF trucks and six Gray & Adams fridge semi-trailers from Asset Alliance Group to manage its rapidly growing business.

The Cheshire-based firm has refreshed its fleet with 40 DAF LF 290 rigids, fitted with Gray & Adams refrigerated bodies, and six New Generation DAF XF 480 tractor units. 

The company has also taken delivery of four fridge trailers and two double deck fridges, as it scales up operations following the opening of a new multimillion-pound head office in Warrington and its recent takeover of Ruskim Seafoods.

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The new vehicles join Sykes Seafood’s fleet of 90 trucks and trailers, and will work out of its 167,000 sq ft site in Warrington, its seafood processing facility in Liverpool and cold store and distribution hub in Manchester. With depots in Motherwell, Newcastle, Telford, Wakefield and Warminster, the firm will use the trucks and trailers to transport frozen seafood to retail and food service industries across the UK.

Richard Worthington, Business Development Manager at Asset Alliance Group, said: “We’ve worked hard to deliver these DAF trucks and Gray & Adams trailers to aid Sykes Seafood’s fleet renewal programme and we look forward to growing this relationship in the future.”

Founded in 1862, Sykes Seafood sells over 600 products across 110 species, specialising in supplying cold and warm water shrimp to various market sectors in the UK.