About Us

Below is a summary of the key dates in Abels’ history. More detail can be found by viewing the Abels story:

  • Started delivering goods as an Auctioneer in 1958
  • Completed first large container warehouse in 1976
  • Opened own Training School in 1980
  • Moved wedding presents for Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1981
  • Developed Marks & Spencer Home Delivery Service
  • Awarded the Royal Warrant to Her Majesty the Queen since 1988
  • BS EN ISO 9001 awarded in 1993
  • Abels purchased by Hays plc in 1991
  • Gained Investor in People Award in 1995, the first moving company to do so
  • Management Buyout in 1998
  • Updated corporate identity and service presentation in 2001
  • Warehouse facilities in Brandon (Suffolk), Ely and Huntingdon (Cambridgeshire)
  • Obtained contracts for the Abels Home Delivery Furniture Service in 2003 from The John Lewis Partnership and Wesley Barrell.

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HRH, Prince Andrew, with Philip Pertoldi, Abels’ group managing director, at the opening of the company’s new warehouse in Ely, Cambridgeshire.