Exciting developments for Bowker as the acquisition of James Nuttall & Queensway Commercial Limited is announced.

W.H. Bowker acquires Greater Manchester-based companies which further expands its logistics business

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Welcome to Bowker

W.H. Bowker Limited was established in 1919 and remain a family-owned logistics operator. Providing over 1.2 million ft2 of warehousing across 10 strategically located distribution centres, the fleet now consists of over 225 vehicles & 450 trailers.

About us

Modern warehousing facilities

Providing over 1.2 million ft2 of warehousing across 10 strategically located distribution centres. We specialise in supporting businesses who operate within regulated industries such as food, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors.

Warehousing facilities

Nationwide distribution

From 1 kg to a full trailer load, nationwide next-day delivery

UK Transport

International transport

Bowker led the way into Europe in 1961 and remain a major provider of international transport services carrying a wide range of goods to and from most destinations in Europe.

International Road Transport Services

Welcome to Bowker Transport

Experts in warehousing, distribution and transport both UK and international.

Bowker Transport Distrubution Centres across the UK
Preston Distribution Centre

Preston Distribution Centre

Lancashire



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Ripon Distribution Centre

Ripon Distribution Centre

North Yorkshire



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Droitwich Distribution Centre

Droitwich Distribution Centre

Worcestershire



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Hull Distribution Centre

Hull Distribution Centre

Kingston upon Hull



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Knowsley Distribution Centre

Knowsley Distribution Centre

Merseyside



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York Distribution Centre

York Distribution Centre

York



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Selby Distribution Centre

Selby Distribution Centre

North Yorkshire



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Rochdale Distribution Centre

Rochdale Distribution Centre

Greater Manchester



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Commercial MOT Testing Station

Commercial MOT Testing Station



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Over 1.2 million ft2 of warehousing across ten sites

Our 10 distribution centres are strategically placed to provide our customers with the locations that suit their specific requirements. Each distribution centre is managed by experienced teams of experts, supported by industry leading technology and dedicated customer service.

  • Food Grade Warehousing ( BRC )
  • Chemical Warehousing ( COMAH )
  • Pharmaceutical Warehousing ( MHRA )
  • General Warehousing
  • Next-day, UK-Wide distribution
International Haulier of the Year

Celebrating 60 Years of International Transport

W. H. Bowker International marks 60th year anniversary with Northern European Haulier of the Year Award.

Dedicated Customer Service Teams


Each of our distribution centres have dedicated customer services teams. Their role is to gain a deep understanding of how each customer operates, recognising the unique challenges and requirements. The friendly teams are always on hand should any queries arise and they have the ability to provide real time updates using Bowker’s IT platforms.

Industry leading technology


Our Transport & Warehouse Management Systems use real-time data, providing valuable insights and end-to-end traceability.

Technology

Our heritage


The company was established in 1919 when William Bowker used his war gratuity to buy his first vehicle. He began making local deliveries in Lancashire earning a reputation for a pioneering spirit and an innovative approach to the industry’s needs.

Our heritage

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