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A little bit of history

We thought for a change we would give you a little on the history of J D Robertsons.

The company was founded in 1930 by the father of its current owner, John Robertson, and originally it specialised in engineering and in replacing vehicle tyres.

We started hiring cars in 1937.

In 1960, John Robertson took over from his father and expanded the company’s engine reconditioning operation as well as introducing van hire in 1969. They included a Bedford CA 15 cwt van and the Bedford Luton as well as motor homes.

By 1973 the company had become VAT registered and as the economy thrived so did the vehicle rental sector so that more specialised vehicles were added to meet customer demand, among them 7.5 tone tippers.

By 1990 the company had many large contracts, including supplying John Menzies and the armed forces.

The range of rental vehicles had also grown to include people carriers, cars and vans.

Now, as well as supplying fleet cars and cars and people carriers for private renters Robertsons also supplies companies such as Parcelforce, Royal Mail and local authorities.