Back in 1971, recognising an opportunity to serve the northeast fishing community, Douglas and Helen Spence launched a road haulage company called D & H Spence. In direct competition with Charles Alexander and Partners, who were then one of the the biggest haulage companies in Scotland, their fleet of 25 vehicles transported fresh fish from Peterhead to Humberside and Tyneside on a daily basis. Moving from their base in Laurencekirk into Aberdeen in 1980 to purchase Tullos Cold Store the company was able to diversify into hauling both fresh and frozen goods all over the UK and Europe. 1984 saw a severe downturn in the fish industry, which led the company to diversify again into the oil industry. The cold store side of the business was sold in 1988 to concentrate on the oil and paper industries throughout the UK and Europe.

In 1990 Douglas & Helen Spence’s son Mark joined the firm and MGS Transport was established. The following year, the first Stepframe trailer was purchased to specialise in heavy haulage and abnormal loads for the oil industry. With the addition of the first Lowloader in 1996, the company has become one of the leaders in the heavy haulage and abnormal load business.

Member of the Road Haulage Association and the Heavy Transport Association.
In October 2002 MGS Transport became a Limited company, giving it the present-day title of MGS Logistics Ltd.

2004 saw the opening of an office in Uithoorn in the Netherlands to service a growing European market and in 2005 opened a base in Great Yarmouth to service the busy oil industry to and from Aberdeen.

Awarded Scotland’s Most Innovative Haulier by Transport News in 2006, MGS Logistics has grown bigger and stronger and in 2010 opened a base in Dalgety Bay, Fife servicing the Central Belt of Scotland.