Celebrating the past.

  • Rase Distribution Ltd are delighted to have reached their half century this year after 50 years in business.

  • The business founded in March 1967 by David and Jean Hill, commenced trading from a former corn store in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire.

  • Warehousing and local distribution of crop protection and farm fertilizers provided the main income for the company as well as working with local manufacturers.

  • Pressure from customers requiring additional warehousing and increased compliance forced a move out of town during 1986 when we moved the entire operation to our depot on former RAF Wickenby Airfield where our head office and top tier COMAH activities are based today.

  • The Wickenby site was developed extensively, increasing capacity by adding new warehouses to meet environmental and health and safety requirements.

  • We took over the Bardney site in 1995, almost immediately commencing work with the local British Sugar factory.

    • In 1996 RASE were awarded British Sugar ‘Supplier of the Year’ status in their first full year as supplier.
    • In 2000 sugar storage peaked at over 90,000 tonnes at our Bardney and Binbrook sites before being exported to Asia through Immingham docks.
  • During early 2000’s the company experienced significant growth in capacity for both storage and transport volumes. Additional investment in warehouse and transport IT System were establishing RASE as a leading supplier in the sector.

  • Additional storage sites have since been acquired now providing over 400,000 sq ft of managed storage as well as being home for our fleet of 60 trucks and own workshop.

  • In 2003 RASE were awarded the title of Small Fleet Operator of the Year in the coveted Motor Transport awards held annually in London

  • In 2004 RASE joined The Hazchem Network as a founder member enabling us provide a premium ADR pallet delivery service through the UK and Europe.

  • RASE joined Palletways in 2010 to enhance the business further, enabling existing new clients to benefit from efficient high quality logistics services into UK and Europe.

  • The company is a regular Palletways ‘PLATINUM’ club member recognizing the high standards operated by the staff at teamRASE.

  • The company is managed by second generation family member Geoff Hill together with a very competent management team who have spearheaded the growth of the company in recent years.

Inspiring the future.

The changing face of trucks will be influenced in the early 2020s by tougher Euro 7 emissions legislation. To meet these requirements the future lies in split-cycle diesels with revolutionary engine brake efficiency, hybridisation and electrification. Technology such as autonomous driving and truck platooning also features in the manufacturers’ latest concept trucks for the next decade.

Volvo ‘Vision 2020’ concept truck

Scania concept truck

Coupled with continuing IT advances and continual investment in our staff RASE are well placed to serve our customers for the next 50 years!