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  • Fleet and staff numbers had fallen. The economic climate was poor! In 1981 the business was merged by the Group into a new business formed by the coming together of Oliver Rix and CD Bramhall. This new relationship was difficult and the then finance director of CD Bramhall who had resigned his position offered to buy Hadfields Transport and this was accepted. Brian Daglish was now the new owner and the business moved back into private ownership.

    The business continued to trade at Heywood throughout the 80s having a fleet strength of around 40 vehicles. David Hammond (todays owner) had joined the company as a school leaver in 1975 and now aged 21 along with Brian Daglish aimed to turn the business around.

    Throughout these turbulent years the company had continued to distribute freezers and this was very much the core business. As the business moved through the 80s some new business was gained through the distribution of gaming machines.

    The fleet was getting old and needed replenishing but the 80s remained hard. More Gaming machine business was won and by the late 80s things were on the up!

    The company was carrying significant overheads by its presence still in Heywood and the mission was to return to our roots back in the Ashton-Under-Lyne area with a smaller facility.

  • 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