Tees Valley private hire firm Boro Taxis is continuing growth with a £1m investment in its fleet.
Boro Taxis in Middlesbrough has recently has spent more than £400,000 upgrading its fleet, and plans to invest a further £600,000 on new vehicles during the next 12 months.
The current investment has included buying eight mini buses – five eight seaters and three 16-seaters – from Jennings Group's Ford dealership in Middlesbrough.
The company, based in Cargo Fleet Lane, Middlesbrough, has a policy of forging business relationships with local companies whenever possible.
The family-run company recently has invested in 14 four door family saloon Skodas and now has approximately 700 vehicles on its books.
Boro Taxis founder Mohammed Bashir said: “The investment in our fleet demonstrates a confidence in the market and the Tees Valley in general as well as a commitment to customer care.
“The level of business we are experiencing is really encouraging and as a result we have taken the decision to make a significant investment in our fleet, as central to the business is the quality of service we provide.
“Wherever possible we like to build up business relationships with local firms and we chose Jennings Group to supply our new mini buses due to their first class customer care and after sales service.”
Nas Khan, managing director of Jennings, said: “Jennings Group is proud to be part of the Tees Valley business community and to have been selected to supply a successful local firm such as Boro Taxis.
“We like to forge working partnerships with companies in the area and are pleased to be recognised by an organisation of Boro Taxis’ standing for meeting their high standard of requirements.”
The investment is a combination of replacing vehicles and adding to Boro Taxis’ fleet.