About Us

About Us

The company was founded in 1928 and has a distinguished history as a commercial vehicle dealer, obtaining the agency for British Leyland Commercial Vehicles in 1953. We are now one of the largest privately-owned DAF Trucks dealer groups in Europe.

Ford & Slater was acquired by Peter Strevens in 1991 and the Directors of Ford & Slater comprise Strevens family members and other senior managers. Certain key milestones in recent years include the following:  
 

  • Over £10 million invested in new dealerships in the last five years
  • Sixteen dealerships across the Midlands, East and North of England, over 750 employees
  • Ten ATFs across the company
  • Winner of the Motor Transport Apprenticeship of the Year Award in 2018
  • Winner of DAF's International Dealer of the Year 2020
  • Opened Ford & Slater Birtley Service dealership in May 2022
  • Acquired the Leeds, Sheffield and Stockton dealerships from Chatfields in September 2022
  • DAF Fleet Services successfully launched in Q1 2023
  • Winner of International Paccar Financial Dealer of the Year 2023

As a privately-owned company we take a long-term view. The Company owns the majority of its dealerships, profits have been re-invested since 1991 and security of employment is very important.

Our Mission Statement is to exceed our customer’s expectations by offering high quality transport services in an ethical manner at competitive prices.

We will achieve this by utilising the synergies within our dealership group, offering innovative solutions and a “one-stop shop” provided by highly motivated and skilled long-term employees, reinvesting profits to provide modern, safe premises.

DAF Trucks is our only truck manufacturer relationship, consequently our interests are wholly aligned with DAF Trucks unlike other dealers with competing manufacturer relationships.  DAF Trucks is a subsidiary of PACCAR Inc, the worldwide quality leader in the design and manufacture of premium light, medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

Our Location

Our Location

Ford and Slater Stockton

Teesway, North Tees Industrial Estate, Stockton on Tees, TS18 2RS

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Sales

01642 637660

Monday to Friday 08.30 to 17.30

Service

01642 637660

Monday 07.00 to Saturday 19.30, 24 hours,

Sunday 07.00 to 19.30

Parts

01642 637660

Monday 07.00 to Saturday 15.00, 24 hours.