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Don-Bur 1981 Historical Aerial View

A Brief History Of Don-Bur


The name "Don-Bur" derives from the name of its founder, Donald Burton.

In 1981, as part of one of the first management buy-outs, Welford Truck Bodies became Don-Bur, which was located on a 4 acre site with just 70 members of staff.

don burton 2021 lifetime service award

Donald Burton

Pictured left receiving the Motor Transport Lifetime Achievement Award.

2022 Don-Bur Aerial View

Don-Bur Today

Don-Bur's main manufacturing plant now covers 24 acres and employs some 550 employees. The group has 6 vertically-integrated divisions.

The rate of development is testimony to the firm's ongoing commitment to developing innovative bespoke solutions. During the past decade, Don-Bur has continued to build on its strong ethics of innovation, quality and value.

The successful family-run firm now has Donald's son, David Burton, at the helm.

Published: Tue 16 Jan 2024

Updated: Fri 12 Apr 2024

Don-Bur (Bodies & Trailers) Ltd

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