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Gauntlett International Transportes


Description: The Gauntlett family had been involved in the transport industry in and around the Hampshire/Surrey borders of southern England since 1859 when George Gauntlett first opened business as a haulier.
His descendants - who are now longer involved with the business - diversified into the removals industry after WW2 and as early as 1950 they were amongst the pioneers of trans-continental removals from Britain to southern Europe.
The route to Portugal from the U.K. was always one of the most complicated & challenging - given the road conditions, the terrain en route and the bureaucratic demands of the Portuguese customs. It was certainly never a market for the faint-hearted but perhaps by chance rather than by design it became a "niche" market for Gauntletts in England. The inevitable decision to form a Portuguese subsidiary was taken in 1971 and Gauntlett International Transportes Lda duly came into being in that year operating at first from a small office in the home of the part-time manager in Carvoeiro in the Algarve. Subsequently it was moved intho shopfront premises in Lag?????????´a where it continued to cater for the removal & storage requirements of the burgeoning market comprised mainly of British retirees in the Algarve and the company saw modest growth through the 70's & 80's.
Whilst the business in Portugal progressed satisfactorily, the Gauntlett organisation in England suffered a series of disasters which ultimately resulted in the Gauntlett family relinquishing control of the 2 companies.

In 1996 the majority shareholding in Gauntlett International Transportes Lda was purchased by the resident manager of the company, Peter D. Eckersley. It was his philosophy of close personal involvement with the day to day running of the business and fostering close interaction with customers that has been the cornerstone of the development & success of the company in Portugal. Supported by a team of dedicated multi-lingual employees who all strive to provide the best of possible service in all aspects, the company is renowned for high quality at affordable prices.
Address: Apartado 76 P-2766-901
City: Estoril Codex Portugal
Postal Code: -
Telephone: View telephone
Country: Portugal

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