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The Monex Group started from early beginnings in the foothills of the Ebbw Vale Valley and in those early days our founders Rhys and Jenny Howells laid the foundations for what has fast become a dynamic team of directors, managers and staff that all go the extra mile for the group and their customers.

Today, operating out of Newport and Pontyclun in South Wales and Droitwich in the West Midlands. The Monex Group provides strategic commercial and financial support for its ever growing portfolio of businesses.

Learn about the Monex family

Our rich heritage

Our story started over 30 years ago and is now a thriving and expanding group capable of reaching all parts of the globe

  • 1970

    Rhys Howells purchases his first truck from Saviem Dealer “Willowdean Garage” in Newport, owned by Percy Parish, Jenny Howells “nee” Parish father. Graham Pike, father of Jordan Pike also works at Willowdene Garage, where he meets Kim Pike “nee” Haycock.

  • 1974

    Rhys Howells Transport which included Gary Howells moves its first loads of Brakes from Alfred Teves factory in Ebbw Vale to Gifhorn in Germany.

  • 1977

    Alte Xpress (Alfred Teves Express) is formed.

  • 1988

    Alte Xpress is sold to Christian Salvesen PLC.

  • 1992

    Gary Howells forms European Transport Holdings in Blaenavon, Rhys Howells joins ETH in 1993.

  • 1995

    European Transport Holdings becomes Monmouthsire Express “Monex” Rhys reengages with former customers Tenneco Walker, Continental Teves and Glatfelter, James and Christine join the business.

  • 2000

    Monex acquires The Container Center in Avonmouth.

  • 2001

    The business’s headquarters relocate to a 90,000 square feet storage facility in Ebbw Vale.

  • 2003

    Monex Cranes limited “MCL” is incorporated to deal with the increasing demand for specialist Hiab transport, Katie Marsh joins the business.

  • 2005

    Rhys Howells passes away (1944-2005). Jenny and James take the helm.

  • 2008

    Monex acquires Warren Transport in the Forest of Dean and Steve Warren joins the business.

  • 2010

    Monex acquires TM Fox (Wales) which becomes Fox Heavy Haulage.

  • 2011

    Severn Trading is created in partnership with Steve Warren.

  • 2012

    Monex acquires assets of Transboat limited and launches Monex Marine, yacht transport.

  • 2012

    8 Acre container storage site purchased in Newport South Wales; Jordan Pike joins the Business.

  • 2013

    Monex acquires United Steel logistics in the West Midlands to support new steel transport contracts.

  • 2014

    Monex purchases a 7-acre 100,000 square foot logistics complex in Newport, to which it relocates its Headquarters.

  • 2017

    Monex acquires W. Doyle crane transport assets and takes over operation in Port Talbot.

  • 2018

    Monex joins Palletways, Europe’s largest pallet Network.

  • 2019

    Jordan Pike oversees the purchase of his family's business “C.Pike Brick and Block haulage” , Pike Logistics is created in partnership with Jordan Pike.

  • 2022

    Monex acquires W A Humphreys European haulage.