About Hammond Group
In the spring of 1962, Roy and Daisy Hammond, took a leap of faith by launching their own motor repair company, Hammonds of Wenhaston. Little did they know at the time, that their £1,500 investment would grow to build what we have today - the Hammond Group.
Fifty four years ago, Roy Hammond, was working in Halesworth as a motor mechanic when he turned his passion for motor vehicles and desire to provide a valued service for his local community, into a business. Starting with a modest wooden shed as his workshop, it was only large enough to hold one and a half cars. Despite these humble beginnings, Roy’s was the only garage in the area to offer a courtesy car, car wash, and recovery truck service.
As business grew, Roy then purchased an adjoining field and then premises in Halesworth to become a Ford dealer. Derek Hammond, Managing Director, recalls serving petrol on the day they opened. This was not the only area in which the business grew rapidly. Today the Recovery department now has 22 vehicles in the fleet and can recover anything from a motorbike, to a coach!
Ambition to be the best and a desire to provide excellent customer service have been the beating heart of Hammonds. Our growth and success are testament to Roy's vision. We now have five main dealerships, a recovery department, a mobile commercial semi-trailer repair business, a rental fleet of over 80 vehicles, a tyre wholesale and trade parts delivery service and a large accident repair centre. We employ over 225 people, working all over East Anglia.
Over the last five decades, leadership of Hammonds has been passed to the 2nd and 3rd generations who continue to build upon their previous success and provide an array of award-winning and innovative services. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have supported us and especially our loyal customer base, this is key to our business and has led to our success. We are really looking forward to the future.