A Darlington low load haulier has been bought out of administration, saving 12 jobs.
Transcar Trading Limited specialised in collecting and delivering motor vehicles nationwide with its main clientele including major car dealers Bristol Street Motors, Lookers and Knaresborough Vauxhall.
The company, which traded from rental premises at Lingfield House Darlington and Macklin Avenue, Billingham, called in administrators from Sheffield-headquartered Wilson Field to look into the ongoing viability of the company and advise on a turnaround strategy.
After being set up in 2015, it had experienced rapid growth within the last 12 months of trading and, coupled with a number of uncollected and disputed invoices, had created cash flow pressures and a build-up of arrears to HMRC.
Kelly Burton and Lisa Hogg from Wilson Field were appointed as joint administrators on November 27 and concluded a pre-packaged sale of the business and assets to Transcar Logistics Limited - wholly owned and managed by one of the directors and shareholders of Transcar Trading.
Kelly Burton, director and licenced insolvency practitioner at Wilson Field said: “As a result of the pre-packaged sale of the company's business and assets to Transcar Logistics, 12 of the company's 18 employees were transferred under TUPE, minimising preferential claims in wage arrears and accrued holiday pay."
Valuations and advice on asset disposal was handled by Robert McArdle of David Currie & Co with legal services and advice from solicitors Ward Hadaway.