Hobson & Porter puts investment wheels in motion with new vehicle fleet
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 4 Apr 2019
Construction firm Hobson & Porter has made a significant investment into a new vehicle fleet as it looks to increase its presence in East Yorkshire.
The business, currently leading construction of Hessle’s £12m Aura Innovation Centre, has been a well-known face in the region for almost half a century.
It has now invested £400,000 in 26 new vehicles for its fleet, all of which are decorated with a striking livery depicting the Humber’s iconic skyline.
The new fleet have been supplied by Beerhouse Self Drive, continuing an ongoing partnership with the construction firm.
Mike Gibbin, financial director for Hobson & Porter, said: “We have chosen to invest in this new fleet with vehicles that are more fuel efficient and lower in emissions. The tipper trucks are also class-leading in payload, saving fuel and improving productivity.
The new livery depicts the Humber's skyline (Dinosgallery.co.uk)
“We have enjoyed a strong working relationship with Beerhouse Self Hire for several years and have been pleased to support another local business by continuing our service agreement with them.
“This new fleet investment will improve our presence in the region and help reinforce the Hobson & Porter brand, which is building on success and delivering social value and lasting legacy on all of our projects.”
Hobson & Porter is currently involved in several major schemes across the Humber region, including the multimillion-pound Aura Innovation Centre, at Hessle’s Bridgehead Business Park.
The centre, due for completion later this year, will be a purpose-built facility that provides large businesses and SMEs with the space to collaborate and innovate to deliver low-carbon energy and clean growth.
What the Aura Innovation Centre will look like (Mercury)
Hobson & Porter is also the main contractor for the £7.2 million Molecular Imaging Research Centre at Castle Hill Hospital, being constructed on behalf of the Daisy Appeal.
On the south side of the bridge, Hobson & Porter is currently constructing the new £2.3million Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Alford, which will also see the construction of a new sports centre.
It was also recently awarded a £2.2million scheme for a new factory unit on behalf of South Street Capital in Long Bennington, for Bennington Foods.