Transport & Distribution Excellence

Transport | Warehousing | Distribution | Logistics

Over 125 Years of transport heritage,
we value our customers and their goods.

Over 450 vehicles and trailers operating 24/7,
there is always an Elddis vehicle on the road.

Over 150,000sq ft of High Quality Food Standard
Warehousing across the North East of England.


Elddis are one of the largest family owned logistics providers in the United Kingdom. Based in Consett, Co. Durham, we offer national solutions with a strong North East regional Strength. 

Elddis are a total one stop shop for all of your Transport, Warehousing and Distribution requirements.
Let us show you what we can do.

With one of the largest fleet of High Cube trailers in the UK, combined with State of the Art IT systems, 24/7 operations and a national Radial Distribution Network, Elddis offer an award winning, efficient, reliable and innovative solution to our customers.

Memberships & Accreditations

Elddis Transport are extremely proud of their environmental credentials and we have received external recognition of these commitments from a number of sources:


Our History

In the 1880’s Thomas Cook bought his first horse and cart, over 125 years later the Cook family involvement in road haulage is still going strong with Elddis Transport. With 4 generations of experience, we are passionate about Transport and Our Customers. 

The family ethics are a corner stone to the business, with high staff retention providing continuity and stability. Many of our customers have been with us for many years, over 40% of our turnover is made up of clients we have worked with for over 40 years, over 60% of turnover is made up of clients we have worked for over 30 years. 

Since 1980 Elddis have specialised in the movement of consumer goods and related products. This is an extremely demanding sector requiring high levels of service and 24 hours operations. 

Elddis is now a major player in the transport and distribution industry with a strong customer base, excellent staff and modern equipment. The business is looking forward to future and the next 125 years of trading. 

Key dates in our history


The start of it all! Thomas Cook buys his first horse and cart. 


After Thomas’s death, one of his Son’s ‘Siddle’ takes over part of the business creating Siddle C Cook Ltd. 


Siddle C Cook Ltd. Is sold to the Tayforth Group, Geoffrey Cook remains running the business for 7 years. 


Geoffrey Cook leaves Tayforth and on 6th September 1971 Elddis Transport begins operation. 


The then biggest customer, Consett Steel Works closes, Elddis change direction and move to concentrate on the consumer goods market. 


Elddis win the Motor Transport Haulier of the Year Award, along with the North East Environment and CSR company of the year. 


Elddis win Durham and Wearside Company of the Year. 


Elddis are runner up in the UK Haulier of the Year Award. 


Elddis Join Palletforce, the premium national pallet network in the U K. The Elddis fleet now stands at 160 vehicles and 320 trailers.