Getting better since 1964
Chris Hayter began with one lorry
CHT has been a family owned company since 1964, and we have gone from delivering coal bunkers to heat pumps, food and other products. Our focus on delivering high levels of service means some of our customers have been with us for over 50 years.
Key events in our history
Chris began transporting concrete coal bunkers around the country, directly to customer homes, loading and unloading by hand.
First food customer
CHT won its first contract with a food producer to deliver spices around the country and is still serving the same customer to this day - with many service changes supported by CHT along the way.
CHRIS HAYTER TRANSPORT LTD is incorporated
Chris and Jenny Hayter incorporated the company in 1974 in Thame and it has remained a family business since then. Today 3 generations of the family are at work in CHT.
First Witney warehouse
In 1975, CHT began renting the first of many warehouse in Witney which is still in service today and is still the location of the Witney Workshops where the Southern fleet is serviced.
CHT expanded to take on a warehouse on the Windrush Industrial Park. This was later transferred to new warehouses on Curbridge Business Park. CHT expanded onto Windrush again in 2021.
CHT's first Northern base opened in Warrington in 1989. Since 2004 CHT has been operating from Skelmersdale.
Curbridge Business Park
Conway House was opened in 2004 soon followed by Jervis House and then followed in 2018 by Trinity House.
Windward House opens
CHT's latest warehouse on Curbridge Business Park was opened in 2022 to supply more space for our growing retail customers.