Willmotts Transport Ltd was founded in 1918 by George Willmott at the end of the First World War, with its base in Wells, Somerset. Willmotts’ fleet started with an ex RAF Leyland. In 1936 they bought their first AEC vehicle, which set a precedent for the future, with further purchases being AEC. Originally the core work was moving cheese, paper, and drink, and servicing the local agricultural industry. In the 1980s Willmotts changed to a fleet of predominantly DAFs, operating 80 trucks and 150 trailers at their peak; when they moved to their existing home in Waterlip, near Shepton Mallet and proceeded to build workshops and two 20,000 square ft ambient warehouses on the site. Willmotts has grown to be a renowned independent haulier with its roots firmly based in the Mendips in Somerset.

We have a team of highly motivated and skilled people who between them have many years of experience in the industry.

Over the last few years we have invested heavily in the company –

  • Euro 5 and 6 engines to improve our emissions and carbon foot print
  • Trailers with tail lifts to maximise load space
  • Warehousing and BRC accreditation
  • ISO9001
  • FORS Bronze
  • Bespoke IT system for transport and warehousing
  • Staff training
  • Soil Association

With now 100 years’ first-hand experience in the storage and distribution industry, backed up by excellent systems and procedures. Our objective is to understand the detailed logistics requirements of our customers, then create and apply the relevant services to suit. We aim to offer a comprehensive service throughout the UK and Mainland Europe from our site at Waterlip near Shepton Mallet.