Vehicle recovery specialists

Commercial recovery, light vehicle,
lowloader & coach recovery,
motorcycle breakdown & specialist recovery

Cosgroves the Company

Recovering vehicles from difficult situations for over 30 years

Even before the recovery business, as is today, a Cosgrove has been recovering vehicles since the 1960's. Since then the business has expanded rapidly to the multiple site, multi-specialist, professional vehicle recovery operator that it is today.

Commercial vehicle recovery and rescue for over 30 years

Cosgroves Recovery heritage

Initially a tractor repair specialist, George Cosgrove first used recovery trucks in order to collect and deliver tractors from farms in and around the local area.

It was in fact George's son, Steve, working alongside his father, who first developed a great love for the recovery business and the recovery trucks in particular, beginning to build custom recovery trucks and becoming the inspiration for the specialist fabrication side of the business today.

From an early age the then young Danny, Steve's son, became involved in the business, working outside of school hours on the trucks and honing his skills in welding and fabrication of the truck bodies. Following the early death of founder George Cosgrove, it was left to Danny and Steve to battle on.

Vehicle breakdown, rescue and recovery support services

Support for our recovery services

As the business becomes more and more successful and space becomes an issue, the business moves away from the families home town of Eastrington to larger premises on an old arable farm in Goole, still the current Head Office. From using a hay barn to build and store the trucks and any recovered vehicles, every bit of money is ploughed back into the premises to make it the thriving recovery base that it is today.

Key to the continued success of the business today is the care that is given to every client and every single recovery situation. For over 20 years Cosgroves has held a long-standing relationship with Humberside police force, which has led to securing contracts with many other local police forces for their rescue and recovery work.

More recently the volume of work has increased with more light vehicle rescue and recoveries undertaken for all of the leading, national auto clubs and associations, as well as the specialist work undertaken for prestige and motorcycle recovery. Current groups of clients include:

  • The largest truck manufacturers
  • Nationwide fleet support agencies
  • The UK’s best known automobile associations
  • Vehicle leasing operators
  • National police forces
  • UK transport regulatory bodies
  • Customs & Excise
  • Leading Insurance & Accident Management Companies
  • Highways Agency
  • Regional Fire Services
  • Regional Ambulance Services
Truck recovery and rescue services since 1970

Heavy vehicle recovery in the old days!

Now, with new depots opened around the country, an ever expanding fleet of recovery units, and continued success in securing major new contracts and clients for all types of rescue and recovery work, the continued future for Cosgroves is secured.

For more information on our vehicle recovery services, contract work and truck fabrication, including available recovery trucks for sale call us now on 01430 449309.


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