Our History by Patrick Laight (Chairman/CEO)

  • In the Beginning...

    We began small, but with huge ambitions, not an unusual start you may say.  With almost 20 years experience in local, national and international, small medium and large companies, both privately owned and international corporations it was time to put all the learning and experience to work.



    From day one I was convinced it was the age of the specialist, and still have that conviction with our main marketplace being the lock, hardware and fastener industries, plus small engineering.

  • December 1982

    This was our start, with 2 vehicles in a small shed.

  • December 1983

    We moved premises to a 20,000 sq ft shed and 1.3 acres.



  • January 1984

    We opened a Manchester depot.

  • August 1986

    Opened a London depot.

    Now operating over 50 vehicles

  • Between 1987 & 1993

    7 more depots are opened within the Aspray Network

  • 1995

    We purchased 4.75 acres as our new hub, which was purpose built and has steadily grown with today covering some 18 acres.


  • 2007

    Aspray celebrate 25 years in business.

  • 2012

    Aspray celebrate 30 years in business and to mark the event we raise £30000 during 2013 to which is split between three choosen charities. Help for Heroes, Macmillan and The Association of Air Ambulances.

  • Where we are now...2015

    We now have 14 mainland depots operating some 400 vehicles and 150 trailers, handling 40,000 plus items per night and 850 tonnes, remaining a specialist carrier offering standard next day service throughout the UK with added timed delivery service.

  • We are still a family business continuing our journey – you are most welcome to join us.