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Our History

  • The Hadfields Story

    The Family owned Company was formed in 1906 in Ashton-Under-Lyne and apart from a brief period (1968-1981) has remained in Family ownership.
    The Business to date has been owned by the founders, The Hadfield family to 1968, Brian Daglish 1981-1997 and today David and Jane Hammond (1997-Present).
    The business has remained within Greater Manchester having had partner connections in Hertfordshire & Devon in the period of 1968-1981 when ownership was in the hands of The Oliver Rix Group known now through various mergers as Pendragon PLC.
    Today, the business trades as a Specialist Handling facility providing distribution solutions for difficult to move, awkward product throughout the UK.

  • 1906

    The company was established by the Hadfield...

  • 1940s

    In 1942 the company was incorporated as J H Hadfields and Sons...

  • 1950s

    During the 1950s the business developed further and we...

  • 1960s

    In the early 60’s Hadfields won a major contract to deliver freezers into...

  • 1970s

    The General Haulage business was growing and company won a ...

  • 1980s

    Hadfields Exeter was sold to Beechams. Hadfields decided to...

  • 1990s

    In 1990, hadfields relocated to Audenshaw to a 30,000 sq ft ...

  • 2000

    Total Refrigeration decided to rebrand for the new millennium

  • 2010 - Present

    2010 - Present