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1960s

  • Very early in the 60s a major contract was gained delivering freezers throughout the UK for TOTAL REFRIGERATION of HYDE who handled the ice cream freezer requirement for WALLS and the then LYONS MAID. Old St in Ashton-Under-Lyne was fast becoming inappropriate and could not house the fleet or provide enough storage space.

    A site on Oldham Rd, Ashton-Under-Lyne (70,000 sq ft) was acquired. The site was 4 acres and now had adequate parking for the 40 vehicles.  The site was known as HADFIELD HOUSE and offered state of the art (1960s style) facilities. The business by the mid 60s was distributing twenty thousand plus freezers throughout the UK.

    The business grew very significantly through the 60s and the fleet strength grew to 50 vehicles.

    In 1968 Graham Hadfield was approached by the Oliver Rix Group who at that time owned a number of British Leyland Franchised garages around the UK. There was an unsuccessful name change to Olive Rix Transport but this was swiftly changed back as over 60 years of tradition could not be changed overnight.

  • 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